THE TRUTH ABOUT POLICE
From the beginning, the City of Tucker will be able to negotiate our intergovernmental agreement with DeKalb County regarding our police service to address our needs. We can fund additional officers without taking on large amounts of debt from day one to purchase cars, buildings, training and equipment needed to start a new police force.
THE TRUTH ABOUT SCHOOL ATTENDANCE LINES
School attendance lines have nothing to do with City boundaries. Brookhaven, Chamblee, Doraville and Dunwoody all have school attendance lines that cross their city boundaries.
- The City of Tucker will begin on a solid foundation of three cost-effective services with time to assess the real revenues that will be generated to fund additional city services.
- Tucker will take responsibility for managing services that have a direct bearing on the City's economic development and growth – parks and recreation, code enforcement, and planning and zoning.
- Costly services such as a city police force deserve to be considered by all citizens who will bear the cost. Police services can consume more than 60% of a city budget, meaning fewer funds for economic development aimed at attracting quality investments to support a sustainable local tax base.
LONG-STANDING COMMUNITY EXPERIENCE
- As volunteers, Tucker citizens have always rolled up their sleeves and gotten things done, but imagine what we can do with full-time city officials dedicated to Tucker's needs.
- Building a solid foundation on services that Tucker citizens are already actively engaged in ensures a stable start-up for the City of Tucker. This local experience and expertise focused at the City government level allows local control for effective implementation, enforcement and results.
- A locally elected City Council of your neighbors would truly represent Tucker residents and businesses in making decisions with your input.