Voters in the city of Tucson are being asked to decide on Proposition 200, known as the "Public Safety First" initiative. Proposition 200 would amend the city's charter to require 2.4 police officers per 1,000 residents and mandate that fire department response times not exceed the 2004 standards set by the National fire Protection Association. It includes no mechanism to fund the increases.
Tucson Fire Department Capt. Brian Delfs, who favors Proposition 200, the public safety measure on the Tucson ballot, and former Mayor George Miller, who is against the measure, debate the pros and cons of the initiative. Ann Brown of the Arizona Daily Star joins Bill Buckmaster in the questioning.