Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Thank you for your votes

I want to sincerely thank Kansas City voters for their overwhelming support of public safety. Yesterday, 70 percent of them voted to renew the quarter-cent public safety sales tax for another 15 years. Another 63 percent voted to allow the city to issue bonds to get major construction projects underway as soon as possible.

This was a clear indication that the people of this city value a place where police have the best tools available to fight crime. And they will. With the passage of the tax, here’s what’s coming:

• A new East Patrol Division station
• A new North Patrol Division station
• A new Crime Lab
• Police Headquarters renovations
• A new city-wide radio system
• Newer, more reliable police vehicles
• New police helicopters
• Modernization of police equipment
• A Real Time Crime Center
• New and updated ambulances

This packet of information explains more about each of these projects. In the coming months, you’ll be hearing more about them. On the construction side, we look forward to all the jobs they will create. Once they’re finished, we look forward to how they’ll better serve the community.

Thank you again for your support.

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