Analysis: Mount Rainier’s commercial areas generate most police calls
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Mount Rainier officials have said higher taxes are needed for the city's apartments to pay for police services rendered there. However, an analysis of police data reveals Census blocks with few housing units generate the most police activity.
In a controversial proposal to cut the tax rate for single-family homes in Mount Rainier and raise taxes for apartments, city officials have argued the change is needed to pay for police services they believe are used more-frequently in the city’s densely-built apartment complexes. There’s just one problem: that’s not true.
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