"Hey Joe, I called Jake day out on his bs this morning. Here is his reply. Where is he getting his statistics? Jake day stated- Cities don't have the luxury of not investing in infrastructure. As for investing in police, we have increased the police department's budget by $2 million operating in the last 4 years - even while crime was on the decline. I put forth the plan to add 10 new police officers in 2015 (and we did). The reason why is when I came in to office, I met with SA Maciarello, Sheriff Lewis and Chief Duncan and asked what their opinion was of how to reduce crime and every one of them agreed, saying: increase # of officers. Salisbury needed more police officers. That's why we've grown the department. The proof is in the pudding, that the highest # of Part One crimes in our history was in 1986, second highest was 2009, and lowest is in 2016. 2017 - down another 4.5% right now. We now spend more per capita than any City in Maryland except College Park on law enforcement. I'm not sure spending more money on policing is exactly our issue."It's interesting that none of these stats list any links to proof, leaving the reader to wonder if they're even real at all. Instead, it seems Jake gins up baseless claims, expecting you to be ignorant enough to buy the flimsy fancy talk. Glad to see he learned something at Oxford.
Since when did we accept this as proper etiquette for any elected official to give these half-baked ideas based on nothingness? Shouldn't he be held to some standard based in factual reference instead of the utter hoopla pulled out of thin air? Does he really think so little of you to believe this is a viable explanation for any question asked by a voter?
Isn't it time for Salisbury voters to demand a smarter city hall?