Mayor Cline - don't bother me with facts or public input
Original post made by Peter Carpenter on Jul 17, 2010
Menlo Park has a police services budget of $14,689,025 and spends $477 per capita on those services. Woodside spends $242 per capita, Portola Valley spends just $111 per capita and San Carlos has just negotiated a contract with the Sheriff which will cost $249 per capita. Menlo Park could easily save $6-7 million per year and avoid any future unfunded pension liabilities by outsourcing police services to the Sheriff.
The Menlo Park Council routinely spends hours discussing budget items that are less than $100,000 but somehow Mayor Cline feels that doing a fact based analysis on police outsourcing and having public discussion and input on this issue is simply unnecessary.
Oh well, why worry about a $7 million/year savings for every year going forward?
If you were a member and logged in you could track comments from this story.
Scott’s Seafood Mountain View to close, reopen as new concept
By Elena Kadvany | 4 comments | 1,977 views
Separate Entrances for BMR and Market Rate Apartments?
By Stuart Soffer | 0 comments | 462 views
Having A Hard Time Getting Your Child To Dive Into Their Summer Reading? Take A Trip To Bookopolis…
By Erin Glanville | 0 comments | 353 views