Atherton Committee for Privately Funding the Police Department
Original post made by Believe it or not, Atherton: other, on May 11, 2011
Nan Chapman, former mayor (who doesn't live in Atherton anymore)
Betsy Glikbarg, member of the Atherton "crime prevention task force"
and former chief Glenn Nielsen
have asked for meetings with individual council members to discuss their idea of providing private fundraising for the police department.
What are the ethical ramifications of this? Has anyone ever heard of individual citizen's financing government functions that are supposed to regulate the behavior of citizens?