I am appalled that the city would even consider a reduction in police force when we need more not less in the wake of the growing violence.
How dare city officials compromise my and everyone else's safety in order to rectify their irresponsible and wasteful stewardship of our tax dollars. Perhaps they all need to give up a percentage of their salaries and definitely their raises to help remedy the situation.
In a business environment, the management would be fired just as voters removed council members for their decision regarding building of the arena.
This council needs to study the city budget and look at waste, not essential services, when proposing cuts.