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Res 85-59 Develop and Support an Anti-Crime Package to Present to the 70th Session of the Texas LegislatureResolution WHEREAS, in spite of the dedication and best efforts of our law enforce- ment community, we find that the crime rate continues to rise and that our Texas businesses and law abiding citizens continue to need- lessly suffer, WHEREAS, the problems caused by crime and criminal acts being visited upon our citizens is unacceptable and must be rectified, WHEREAS, the first function of government at all levels is to protect and safeguard the lives and property of its citizens, WHEREAS, the citizenry requires that governments at all levels take whatever action and appropriate whatever sums are necessary to properly fulfill said above referenced first function of government, WHEREAS, the law enforcement community and the law abiding citizens of Texas require that more attention be focused on crime, solutions identified to address our crime problems, and actions implemented to solve said crime problems, and WHEREAS, cities throughout Texas are presently working in a cooperative endeavor to identify those solutions which may be implemented unilat- erally by the cities and those which require state legislative action, NOW, THEREFORE THE UNDERSIGNED DO HEREBY RESOLVE AND RECOMMEND THAT each mayor, chief of police, commissioner's court, sheriff, district attorney and all other appropriate officials and concerned citizens continue the process above described and develop and support a strong well rounded anti-crime package to be presented to the 70th Session of the Texas Legislature to convene in January, 1987, and FURTHERMORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the undersigned find and determine that said anti-crime legislation is the singular most important issue affecting the lives, property, and safety of the citizens of Texas which will be dealt with in said legislative session. Motion being properly made and seconded, this RESOLUTION was adopted by the undersigned on Nonday, December 16, 1985, in the City of Dallas, Texas. A. STARKE TAYLOR, J Ma City of Dallas FRANK COO KSEY, Mayor tarty of Austin 6-t I BOLEN, Mayor City t Wor &;, ',000 4,000, CHARLES TERRELL, Chairman ` Criminal Justice Task Force