Fresno Mayor Brand Endorses Public Safety Tax Ahead of Parks

From GV Wire:

Public parks advocates plan to begin gathering signatures for a ballot measure to increase Fresno’s sales tax by 3/8 of a cent for improvements and maintenance of public spaces and related amenities. Promoters say it would raise an estimated $37.5 million a year to address a well-documented lack of park space across the city.

But Mayor Lee Brand is backing an alternate plan to raise the sales tax rate to augment public safety funding.

“After months of discussions, research and analysis, my team and I have determined that our greatest need is for a police and fire public safety tax to make every neighborhood in Fresno safe,” Brand said.

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