City needs more police, firefighters
The Altoona City Council needs to approve the latest contracts for both police and firefighters.
The city needs no less than 14 additional police officers, no less than six additional firefighters. The Department of Public Works also needs additional manpower, with a 4% wage increase.
The mayor and city manager are trying to make our community safe. This will require a
$3 million increase of property taxes , then require all city employees live in the city as to help with payment for the services which is now not the case.
David F. Servello Sr.