Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Rally against Haste and Waste in Siting new Salem Police HQ Facility

Salem City Watch Members, 

The Police Facility Task Force will be meeting at the Broadway Commons next week on Wednesday, March 11, 2015, from 6 pm to 8 pm to further discuss the best location for a new police facility. The public is invited and encouraged to attend so you can lend your support for an appropriate location.  A new Police Force Facility is sorely needed and members of the community who serve on the task force are particularly anxious [sic -- eager] that it be built economically, with expediency, and in a carefully thought out way that can best serve the needs of the police and the community. After all 56% of the City of Salem's general fund is spent on Police and Fire every year.  

       It is vitally important that everybody come.  This is likely to be the decisive meeting.  It appears from the Agenda that staff and some task force members are attempting to push the location back to Civic Center.  There are many good reasons, including the excessive cost, for not placing the new facility on city hall property or right next to it or across the street.  Your input is needed on these issues.  Please come!  This is the time, there will not be another.

"Let's live on the planet as if we intend to stay."

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