For nearly 16 years, local voters have supported a dedicated source of local funding to keep Union City safe. These local funds have addressed local needs by keeping police patrolling the streets, ensuring fast response time to 911 calls, and supporting youth violence prevention programs.
Over $4 million in annual funding dedicated to public safety and youth violence prevention in Union City is set to automatically expire next year unless renewed by voters. The potential loss in funding would be on top of recent cuts to public safety services resulting from the City’s ongoing structural deficit. Some examples of these cuts are:
Expiration of these funds would result in further reductions to the number of on-duty firefighters, paramedics and slower emergency response times.
To prevent further cuts to public safety services in Union City, the City Council is considering placing a measure on the March 3, 2020 Primary Election ballot to renew the local public safety funding set to expire next year. Funds from this measure would continue to be used to:
We invite the community’s feedback as we examine our needs. Click below to complete our brief survey and make your voice heard.