Why the sudden loss of revenue, was this not on the horizon? How can the city of Tacoma not have had prior warning. Who is watching the hen house?
These cuts will undue millions of dollars in investment into public safety. Let us now close the police substations, let us not curb gang violence, no traffic enforcement at school zones.
It will take Tacoma a decade to recover its losses in trained, expert public safety employees. I would ask the council representitives to explain how the financial director let this happen. Who is responsible?
Maybe it’s time to clean house at City Hall instead of police and fire stations.