VALLEJO (KCBS) – With fewer police and firefighters in Vallejo, a city councilwoman has raised the possibility that public safety services be consolidated with other cities or the county.
Options that have come up at public meetings include contracting dispatch to the Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Department and creating a regional fire protection district with neighboring cities, said Councilwoman Marti Brown.
“We have to start, I think, rethinking from the foundation up how we’re going to continue to provide high quality services to our community,” she said.
Brown expects the issue of public safety consolidation to be an important part of the discussion when the council tackles a budget that will include a strategy for emerging from bankruptcy.
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J., Mayor Steven Fulop did something only a small number of cities have attempted: He introduced a measure to establish a Department of Public Safety, which would effectively merge the city's financially strapped police and fire departments.
Granted, the proposed merger only involves administrative operations and shared services, such as technology, but mergers like this are highly controversial.