A flyer circulated by a Claremont city council candidate contains both misleading statements and incomplete conclusions about the city’s crime rate. The candidate’s statement reads as follows:
“Claremonters are tired of having their homes invaded and property stolen.
In 2016, the police station ad hoc committee made a recommendation to the city council to build a new $25-million police station. The committee, however, has yet to make a recommendation on how to finance the cost.
In January, the city presented two options to the committee. The first was a general obligation (GO) bond. Just like the school bond that was passed in November, GO bonds would be serviced with taxes collected based on a property’s assessed value.