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* VOTE NO on MEASURE V NO on wasteful spending

NO on wasteful spending

No on more wasteful spending cuts

To: San Jose Voters
From: San Jose Police Officers and Firefighters

Subject: Our City and Our Safety–Vote No on Measure V

Join your San Jose Police Officers and Firefighters in Voting No on Measure V. Politicians in San Jose will not control their wasteful spending and want to cut vital public safety services as a result. The politicians found money for their glitzy new City Hall, $25 million for the luxury hotel called the Hayes Mansion, a $6 million dollar handout to a former Mayor turned Lobbyist for his development project and they even wasted your tax dollars on a new fleet of Toyota Prius cars.

Yet these same politicians cut the Gang-Violent Crimes Enforcement Team (VCET). A specialized unit that keeps tabs on the over 9,000 identified gang members in San Jose. VCET made over 1,000 arrests last year and the unit now no longer exists. The politicians have the wrong priorities.

Measure V will allow these politicians to cut more from public safety to fund their pet projects. Just this year the politicians cut 90 police officer positions, 80 firefighter positions, closed 5 fire engine companies, cut paramedics and the Gang-Violent Crimes Enforcement Team. San Jose needs safe streets, our children need safe schools, and our community should not be in danger because the politicians want to hand their campaign contributors taxpayer money instead of spending that money wisely to keep us safe.

Many of you over the years have needed a police officer or a firefighter to help in an emergency and now we need you. Please Vote No on Measure V and send the politicians a message: No on wasteful spending. No on more public safety cuts. No on Measure V!

Thank you,
Your San Jose Firefighters and San Jose Police Officers
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