Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Want to understand the Police outsourcing report?

Choice of two public meetings:

Thursday, April 4th, 6 PM.  City Council Chambers, 2212 Beach Boulevard.  This meeting looks like it might be televised on Pacifica community television, channel 26.  Or,  Saturday, April 6th, 9:30 AM.   Mildred Owen Concert Hall, 1220 Linda Mar Boulevard, 1220 Linda Mar Boulevard.

A city without revenue looks for alternatives
For further background information, read the excellent article by Jane Northrop in the Pacifica Tribune.

Pacifica Tribune/Jane Northrop, staff, writer, 4/2/13.  "City releases consultant's report about police outsourcing."  

"....  Mayor Len Stone and Mayor Pro Tem Mary Ann Nihart had both requested their colleagues release the report last year. Those who were elected -- Mike O'Neill and Karen Ervin -- to City Council in last November told the community while campaigning they wanted to see this document made public. City staff, following direction from City Council, finally agreed to release the report this spring.

....  In the end, South San Francisco's proposal did not generate savings for Pacifica. With first-year start up costs, the services would cost $9.2 million, $8.3 million in subsequent years, very close to what Pacifica spends on police services. However, the proposal from the sheriff did realize cost savings for Pacifica. The sheriff's proposal, which is now outdated and must be renegotiated, would have saved Pacifica about $913,767 from its $8.6 million police department budget."   Read article.

Related Fix Pacifica articles - Police outsourcing.  The last article is the City Press Release, 2/13/13.

Posted by Kathy Meeh

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