Monday, May 14, 2012
Pacifica - City council considers outsourcing police
Item 10, city council meeting, 5/14/12. Outsourcing police is one considered solution to bridge the city's $700,000 annual budget deficit this year or next.
The San Mateo Daily Journal/Brendan Bartholomew, 5/14/12. "Pacifica considers outsourcing police."
.... When Pacifica’s Financing City Services Task Force floated the idea in December, it was one of several submitted for consideration. Others include a $118 per year parcel tax, a half-cent sales tax increase, or cuts to funding for after-school programs and the Pacifica Resource Center, which provides social services and nutritional assistance to seniors, children and low-income residents.
.... Mayor DeJarnatt said there are still many unanswered questions when it comes to the proposal and the possibility of assimilating current officers into the Sheriff’s Office. .....There is not yet a time frame for when the city will make a decision, and it is expecting a similar proposal from the South San Francisco Police Department, said Pacifica City Manager Stephen Rhodes. Read Article.
Posted by Kathy Meeh