Four years ago, we tried warning folks there would come a day the city could no longer fund one of its two public emergency service departments.
That came shortly after the fallout from the city’s defunct telecommunications system and the city abandoning red-light cameras, which officials finally admitted were used as a revenue source, not “safety.”
Simply put, this debate has been brewing for years.
But when we issued the warning, no one blinked.
Now, we are on the edge of it and folks are mad.