Rio Nuevo plans to put more police downtown

6/29/2022 4:02:00 PM

SAFETY BOOST: Rio Nuevo plans to put more police downtown.

Craig Smith, Kgun9

SAFETY BOOST: Rio Nuevo plans to put more police downtown.

More police could be headed downtown as the area’s development agency works to make it safer for the people who go there.

Tucson Police are short staffed but still able to work off-duty jobs for extra pay. Now Rio Nuevo is planning to hire off duty officers to make downtown safer.It’s Rio Nuevo’s mission to help downtown boom with a stronger mix of offices, apartments, restaurants and entertainment.

Cities around the country are becoming more concerned about rising crime in their downtowns. To keep Tucson’s downtown an attractive place to live, work and play, Rio Nuevo is planning to hire off duty police for a higher police presence downtown.Rio Nuevo board member Chris Sheafe says, “It’s absolutely paramount that this community avoid some of the terrible things that are going on in other major metropolitan centers. This is the heartbeat of Tucson and we need to keep it a very secure environment.”

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(KGUN) —  Tucson Police are short staffed but still able to work off-duty jobs for extra pay. Now Rio Nuevo is planning to hire off duty officers to make downtown safer.m. It’s Rio Nuevo’s mission to help downtown boom with a stronger mix of offices, apartments, restaurants and entertainment. The woman who died was 26 years old. Cities around the country are becoming more concerned about rising crime in their downtowns. The owner of the Subway says the reason for the shooting was something small: a customer was mad about mayo. To keep Tucson’s downtown an attractive place to live, work and play, Rio Nuevo is planning to hire off duty police for a higher police presence downtown.” The tweaks recommended by the committee allow the board to redirect $58 million in funding over the two-year budget cycle to community organizations and members’ own priorities, ranging from the operation of public restrooms to expansion of pickle ball courts.

Rio Nuevo board member Chris Sheafe says, “It’s absolutely paramount that this community avoid some of the terrible things that are going on in other major metropolitan centers. In this argument, police say the customer shot two Subway employees, leaving one woman dead and another rushed to surgery. “It’s frustrating that we have a 26-year-old female who is no longer with us," Hampton said. This is the heartbeat of Tucson and we need to keep it a very secure environment.” Rio Nuevo is planning to hire two additional officers for five hours per day. Glenn said one of the employee's children was inside the store when the shooting started. In other action, Randi Dorman, the developer planning to convert historic bungalows along Broadway into a restaurant complex, says as she got deeper into the project she found taxes and costs for installing utilities were higher than expected. Copyright AP - Associated Press. She’s asking Rio Nuevo’s help covering some of those costs. She had a young son that had to witness all of this," he said. Breed’s budget proposed holding eight police academies over the next two years to fill 200 vacancies.

The Bungalow Block is an important part of Rio Nuevo’s plans to develop Broadway’s Sunshine Mile. The board decided to consider an assistance plan at its next meeting. "I don't know what the world is coming to especially with our youth. ---- STAY IN TOUCH WITH US ANYTIME, ANYWHERE .