In 2016, community meetings, town halls and workshops were held to solicit feedback about community priorities for locally-controlled funding that will maintain our quality of life. Top City and community priorities include:
- Maintaining 911 emergency response times
- Maintaining local streets and roads
- Repairing local interchanges and overpasses
- Improving traffic circulation
- Maintaining local police, fire and paramedic services
To address community priorities, the Menifee City Council on August 3 placed the Menifee Public Safety, Traffic Congestion Relief, and Vital City Services Measure on the November ballot. If enacted, the measure would provide locally-controlled funding to maintain vital services including police, fire and paramedic services, parks, local road and street maintenance, and improve traffic circulation, reduce congestion, and make our streets safer for drivers and pedestrians.
With crime from surrounding communities increasing, now is not the time to make cuts to police protection and the number of officers on our streets. Menifee is already a dozen officers below what is recommended and that number will continue to rise as our population grows. Locally-controlled funding that cannot be taken by the State will help maintain police protection and the number of officers on our streets.