City Council Candidate Sue Chan strengthened her language on burglar alarms today. After saying in the first candidate forum that the city needed to reconsider it’s policy on not responding to unverified alarms, she sent out a mass email today saying that she will “insist” that police respond to burglar alarms.
Here’s the main paragraph from her statement:
Everyone wants the police officers and firefighters to come when you call. Unfortunately, in Fremont the Police don’t respond to Burglar Alarms, and our Fire Stations have been on rotating “brown outs” in the past. I understand the budget constraints, but I think we should restore the response to burglar alarms. I am proud to be the first candidate to take this position. My opponents have flip-flopped on this issue because they know I am listening and empowering the voices of my neighbors, friends, and fellow business owners in Fremont, I am saying what people want. I will insist that our police respond to burglar alarms so that we can protect ourselves in the safety of our homes and our small businesses.
I’m not sure she was the first candidate to take that stand. Alan Stirling has been harping on the issue for awhile.