Shelley Poverty Q3
Public safety is an often overlooked factor in economic analysis. Even a perfect plan for business development and public transit, for example, will fail if people don’t feel safe on the sidewalks and train platforms. Businesses with no customers go out of business, leading to economic hardship and poverty for their ex-employees and the wider community. But where there is safety, private enterprise can bring economic development and job opportunities to any community. So city and county governments should focus on the core mission of public safety instead of taxing and spending on massive projects in the hope that these will seed economic growth.