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Jada Davis inside Ward 5 July 6, 2020, 11:35 PM

City Programming: How would you distribute funding between departments that provide a direct service to the community? $100

With the provided budget, most of the funding for Police went to patrol. I'd like to see more tax payer dollars shifted away from patrol, and put into mental health support teams and victim services. Ideally I'd like to see those teams work independent of the police. The amount that was allocated to police training and basic training was insulting given their responsibility to determine life and death for others. I would like to see the City of Tucson transition into a community centered method of reducing crime. Property, drug and many violent crimes can be attributed to poverty. Taking money away from the police departments and putting it into under resourced communities (parks, walking paths, section 8, mental health services, water features, job counseling, drug abuse counseling etc) will contribute to overall community wellness.

I live in South Tucson. And since moving here (by way of the military) I've had to replace 6 tires due to potholes. I notice all of the road construction going on these past couple of months and I look forward to see the end product. What hasn't changed is the public safety issue that the roads within the neighborhoods pose. For 4 years I've had to swerve and slam on my breaks to avoid pot holes and broken pieces of concrete. These are non-issues in Rita Ranch, Marana, Sahuarita and the Foothills. It is time to stop ignoring South Tucson.

My priority for the budget is public safety and quality of life/community wellness. Safer roads. Prevention of fires. Community wellness through parks + recreation, free mental health services, reducing homelessness, housing/financial security and drug counseling. PREVENTION of crime (through community wellness) more than fighting crime. This is how I believe we make sure no one is left behind when deciding on who gets funding.

Name not available inside Ward 5 July 6, 2020, 11:24 PM

City Programming: How would you distribute funding between departments that provide a direct service to the community? $100

The police department continue to prove that they do not care about Tucson's Black communities and communities of color. Both in action and in representation, they have continued to put the blame of violence on the victims, and refuse to be held accountable. I find it strange that for a force with so many reforms and for a fairly small town TPD is one of the most violent in the country. Moreover, for all of the funding they receive, I have heard multiple times that in times of emergency assistance such as medical aid, they are unresponsive. What is the point? Invest in schools and housing assistance.

Rob McLane inside Ward 5 July 6, 2020, 10:16 PM

City Programming: How would you distribute funding between departments that provide a direct service to the community? $100

You see I drastically cut police. The only reason I left money there at all is that it includes mental health services. You should separate that to a different category and take the police out of mental health services altogether. The categories that matter I pretty much doubled what is currently allocated to them. Why would you spend so much money policing people instead of providing resources? The evidence is not lacking that policing is inferior to providing resources. Well, obviously...Almost no one wants to be criminalized. Lets stop wasting money on policing and jailing, and invest money in communities. That will have a better chance of returning a healthy city than all the policing you can throw at Tucson.

Name not available inside Ward 3 July 6, 2020, 8:40 PM

City Programming: How would you distribute funding between departments that provide a direct service to the community? $100

I support defunding TPD. Reform isn’t possible. More training isn’t an option. We’ve run out of chances to give. Funds should be allocated towards community programs and invested in neighborhoods that need it most.

Name not available inside Ward 1 July 6, 2020, 7:13 PM

City Programming: How would you distribute funding between departments that provide a direct service to the community? $100

Cops kill. Housing saves lives.

Name not available inside Ward 1 July 6, 2020, 7:07 PM

City Programming: How would you distribute funding between departments that provide a direct service to the community? $100

Defund the police and move money towards the social and environmental services that Tucson so desperately needs.

Name not available inside Ward 1 July 6, 2020, 6:56 PM

City Programming: How would you distribute funding between departments that provide a direct service to the community? $100

It has become clearer and clearer that the systemic racism of the police cannot be reformed and is built into the core of the institution. I demand that Tucson City Council defunds the police that are killing members of the community and put funds back into community resources that will directly benefit Tucsonans such as education, infrastructure, and transit.

Name not shown inside Ward 6 July 6, 2020, 5:01 PM

How frequently do you TYPICALLY use the following transportation options to travel around the City?



How frequently do you WANT to use the following transportation options to travel around the City?



How do you typically get to work or school in Tucson? (Check all that apply.)
Walk, Bike / Electric Bike


I would WALK more if... (Choose up to three reasons).
There was better infrastructure., There were more destinations near me., It was more comfortable.


I would BIKE more if...(Choose up to three reasons.)
It was safer., There was better infrastructure., It was more comfortable.


I would take PUBLIC TRANSIT, such as street car or the bus, more if...(Choose up to three reasons.)
There was better infrastructure., I knew I could regularly get where I needed to go on time., The route was faster or more direct.


I would use SHARED MICROMOBILITY, such as bike or scooter share, more if...(Choose up to three reasons.)
I'm unable or uninterested in using shared micromobility options.


What should Tucson prioritize as we plan for the future of the City's transportation system? (Choose up to three priorities.)
Better options for walking, biking, or taking public transportation., Social equity, prioritizing historically-marginalized communities (including low-income households, people of color, etc.), Geographic equity, prioritizing under-served neighborhoods.


If you had $25 to spend on transportation in the City of Tucson, how would you distribute the funding between the following TRANSPORTATION OPTIONS?
Walking and rolling in a wheelchair (6), Biking (6), Public Transit, such as bus and street car (10), Roadway maintenance (3)


How important is it for the City of Tucson to invest in the following types of projects?



How should Tucson's major streets move people?

Balance needs for all travel modes

Name not shown outside Wards July 6, 2020, 3:53 PM

City Programming: How would you distribute funding between departments that provide a direct service to the community? $100

I support the de-funding of the police. I support free housing for those without shelter. I have often seen police in my neighborhood harassing homeless people. That money could go toward housing them. Research shows that the best way to keep people off the streets is to provide housing first. This allows people to get and maintain a job. Doing things the other way round, and criminalizing victims of homelessness doesn't work. I'm not interested in homeless being hid from me. This is only one example of how I feel funding police is misguided. Funds should be reallocated to mental health first responders, women's shelters. Those struggling with substance addiction should be decriminalized, harm reduction legitimized, and treatment funded. Reinvest in the community. I am a single mom back in school. I am ineligible for food stamps, because I am a student.---Yet I hear expensive helicopters ( they are not ambulance helicopters, they are police helicopters) over my house EVERY NIGHT. Finally Black Lives matter, and Indigenous lives matter.

Name not available inside Ward 1 July 6, 2020, 3:16 PM

City Programming: How would you distribute funding between departments that provide a direct service to the community? $100

We want the budget to reflect programs that are LIFE AFFIRMING. Mobility, public transportation, public parks and pools, community wireless, public and affordable housing, mental health services: these things give life to our community.