“The only place where I would willingly spend money would be on police and fire,” Councilman Jack Evans, head of the Finance and Revenue Committee, told me last week. He said police and firefighters have not received raises in years. Retroactive increases could total $75 million.
I am not necessarily against this.
however, there is a reason that Evans chooses fire and police over other services. No matter how rich you are you need the fire and police to work. You can send your children to private schools. You can buy a health club membership instead of the parks and recreation department. But you can’t buy your way around fire and police.
Evans has been against poor people since he tried to shut down Miriam’s kitchen years ago.