I. Increase the Number of Police Officers
--The goal is to obtain 1,797 by the 2018 (currently 1,527)
- Assumes only 45 officers retire per year (619 officers are eligible to retire)
|Rep. Ed Delaney (D- Indianapolis)|
- Public Safety tax $15 million per year
- “COPs” Grant $3 million per year
- Cost savings by having regional training
- State Revenue Sharing
Prime the Pump
--The goal is a sustainable preschool program that attracts all parents to participate and involves all schools
- We must avoid jumping the gun on any statewide preschool program
- Startup cost should come from a combination of charitable donations and loans from unused reserves e.g. over $50 million held by our Township Trustees.
- No robbing Peter to pay Paul
The common problem for both preschool and a significant Police force is a lack of revenue.
- Tax cuts that were created by the State Government e.g. Inventory tax, inheritance tax, and property tax caps (over $100 million per year)
- The State needs to share the tax resources that it is hoarding in order to keep an unnecessarily large surplus.