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News - May 23, 2012

Portola Valley: Law-enforcement budget up, but not as much

In a departure from the typical 10-percent jumps per year for the cost of law enforcement services in Portola Valley over the previous nine years, the increases for the next three years will hover around 3 percent, according to a staff report for the Wednesday, May 23, Town Council meeting.

The council will discuss a new three-year contract with the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office to run through 2014-15. The meeting begins at 7:30 p.m. in the Historic Schoolhouse at 765 Portola Road.

Also on the agenda: possible adjustments to fees the town charges for administrative, building and planning, and public works services. The last such adjustment decision came before the council in 2001.

"As a consequence, many of the fees are out of date, resulting in a greater reliance on general tax dollars to support a number of services that benefit individual property owners," a staff report said.

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