In a letter addressed to Rye residents, Rye PBA prez Franco Compagnone is warning impending 2011 budget cuts are "reckless" and asking residents to speak out at the city council meeting next Wednesday, December 15th.
Compagnone details the impacts of proposed cuts in manpower including cuts in the youth officer / D.A.R.E. and the marine unit. The letter says in part:
"The mayor stated several times that ”hard choices” needed to be made. Mr. Mayor, there are “hard choices” and there are “bad choices”, your 2011 choices are “reckless choices”. A new City Manager & New City council with no Police experience or expertise whatsoever in “restructuring” the city’s most important public safety resource is a recipe for disaster."