Prop 101 helping public safety

Prop 101 helping public safety
Tucson Delivers news conference. The mayor talking about the funds from Prop 101 helping public safety. (Source: Tucson News Now)

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - It was show and tell at the Tucson Convention Center in downtown Tucson, for the Tucson Delivers program.

This program came from the half cent sales tax that voters approved last year. Mayor Jonathan Rothschild says, this tax will generate $250 million over a 5-year period, allowing the city to improve roads as well as provide improvements to public safety vehicles, facilities and equipment.

On display Wednesday afternoon were four of the new Tucson Police Department patrol SUVs, as well as a jail transport vehicle, body cameras, tasers and bulletproof vests.

On the Tucson Fire Department side of the presentation were four of the new Battalion trucks, life saving equipment for patients and for firefighters that are in danger.

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