Aurora Considers Tax Hike For Police

AURORA, Colo. (AP) – The Aurora City Council is considering asking voters to raise property taxes or eliminate a requirement that the city hire two police officers for every 1,000 residents.

Aurora police association president Mark Finnin says the union will not support any measure that would do away with the two officers per 1,000 requirement.

City officials said the program was successful, but the recession has taken a toll and the city has had to take away funding from other departments to keep up with the mandate, according to the Denver Post.

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  • jocko

    Mark Fillin:

    Would you consider the use of economical TASERS to kill, like the Denver Police Dept. does?

    Or, would you prefer to quit issuing residential building permits.

    Your just another Bureaucrat looking out for your own job, as opposed to what is good for the community.


  • John

    If the people of Aurora approve a tax hike for this there is no hope to end the stupidity in this country.
    On the other hand if we have enough cops running around killing people we would see a decrease in the population.
    What would make them think they need two cops for every 1000 citizens?
    We have a budget crisis here and nobody seems capable of understanding.
    That’s what they get for creating such a stupid law in the first place.
    You know we have entirely too many stupid people sitting around with their thumb in their posterior making up ridiculous laws.
    We need to get rid of about 96% of those morons as well.

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