Interior legislators succeeded in adding a $20,000 appropriation for the Community Service Patrol to the State of Alaska’s Capital budget. The budget advances to Governor Parnell, who has until May 4 to sign or veto the budget.
Please send a form letter by email to Governor Sean Parnell to encourage him to sustain the CSP appropriation in the state’s budget.
This first-ever legislative appropriation for the CSP is roughly 12% of the CSP’s annual operating budget. Perhaps more importantly, state dollars will help support the CSP’s efforts to fulfill a state requirement: that intoxicated and inebriated people in public places be taken into protective custody and transported to an appropriate point of care.