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Considering Public Safety

Original post made by E-exchanges, Alamo, on Apr 9, 2011

Dear [removed]

I am as much of a fan of "less government" as the next guy but this is getting very troublesome.

Contra Costa District Attorneys are working hard with very limited resources. The Board of Supervisors is cutting an additional 9 lawyers from the CCC-DA office because of the funding priorities of our Board.

Of the nine Bay Area counties, Contra Costa County is at the bottom of the list of dollars spent for the DA per capita; about $27.00 per person. The next lowest is Solano at about $35 per person. The average is around $41 per person. Marin is the highest at $61 per person.

To bring CCC-DA to equal the next lowest funded DA's office, the county should add $8M to the CCC-DA budget and not cut $1.8M. This isn't about dwindling government dollars. It is about the priorities of our Board of Supervisors. While our CCC-DA personnel keep working on our behalf, we should let our board of supervisors' know our priorities for law enforcement.

From Alamo e-exchanges

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Posted by jjj
a resident of Alamo
on Apr 10, 2011 at 9:12 am

who does this old fool think he is fooling? over the past years he has complained of others using different names but he seems to have many.
and who the hell is alamo e exchange i know for fact i have lived in alamo many more years than he has and if we need to exchange birth certificates pick a place and show up with yours. i will be there with mine. alamo was a much nicer place without this know everything and his phony organizations

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Posted by CDSI Research
a resident of another community
on Apr 13, 2011 at 7:15 am

Dear [removed]

The general consensus from polling central and east county communities and neighborhoods is support for full funding of public safety as police, fire and district attorney operations. The concerns expressed in commentary among those polled are the priorities of supervisors in determining funding. A repeating question is who is served by supervisors in their funding choices and the concern is that funding is directed to supporters’ interests rather than the general safety and welfare of communities and their residents.

Further research seems to support these concerns because county budgets are focused beyond essential services. As EMCEB considers coverage of county budget goals the subject of public safety should be addressed as an investment in community wellbeing that underlies all other county services.

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