The Mayor has announced serious cuts to the Police Department and the Fire Department (see future blogs on that one) and declared that his budget is "The New Normal."
He also stated that elected officials should not "get caught up in a panic or rush to judgment regarding crime increases..."
Well, it isn't "normal" but it is certainly "new" that a Mayor or City Council would cut public safety services at a time when crime is up and increased crime is projected because of thousands being released from prison.
But don't just take my word as someone in "a policy position" -- here is the latest from the Long Beach Police Department:
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Sunday, August 5, 2012
Save Station 18
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