Mayor's Office Reply to the SRPD Strike Press Release.
1. The SRPD states that the City has discretionary funding available. Which is true. However, that funding is earmarked for playgrounds, homeless shelters and food banks. A choice between a private medical staff for the PD or needed services for the underprivledged? We choose the people, not the pampered.
2. As far as better equipment, organizations have come forward to provide such things, so it would not be a cost from the City.
3. Accountability. The SRPD judges itself. The Justice System judges the people. Is this fair?