Missouri City police & fire department fully staffed – resident thinks not

Dear Editor,

I am concerned with the way one Missouri City candidate conducted his campaign.  He mislead the voters on a technicality. He stated that the Missouri City police and fire department are fully staffed.  They are.. technically with the budget that the mayor and council gives them. Worst case senerio… If it costs 60,000 to hire one officer, we budget 60,000 dollars and hire that officer, we are fully staffed.

Our police department is 30 officers short and some existing officers have resumes to other cities due to the pitiful raise they just got..This combined with poor working conditions of being housed in an old Food Lion store many officers are looking elsewhere.

The Incumbent who is now in a runoff in District A has chosen an overpriced golf course and tennis center over public safety.  We need a change and new blood in office combined with term limits is the only way to move forward.  Our police were crowded in the Food Lion in 1998 when they moved in and they now use closets  for offices.

Change is coming,,,I can feel the fresh wind blowing in Missouri City. We have to elect people who think of the whole city and not just one section.  We are a suburb of Houston and it isn’t going to be the golfers who will protect you if someone tries to break into your home.. We need to keep the officers that we have and get the Chief the 30 additional officers that he needs to keep  us safe.

Don Bell

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