Living safely in our beautiful city comes with a lot of responsibility for all of us. — We all know that Prescott is a highly desirable community in which to live and work. This is, in part, due to the high quality of core public services that the city provides to ensure the safety of our residents. However, community growth has impacted our ability to provide these public safety services. One of the issues we have been discussing at council is how to fund and plan for future public safety locations. I have met with Fire Chief Holger Durre and Police Chief Amy Bonney about several issues including fire codes, ambulance response times and enforcement priorities, to name a few. Both the fire department and the police department have been experiencing a significant increase in calls for service in the past several years. The last time we built a new fire station was in 1995, and the city has seen a significant amount of growth in our community since then.