Gary’s Next Post: Funding Auburn’s Public Safety

My new web site is now live and my next blog post, “Funding Auburn’s Public Safety: Can We Afford It?” is ready to read by clicking here. This piece surveys other Placer County communities and how much they spend on police services.  Here’s the start of the piece:

As Auburn’s three newly elected council members are sworn in tonight—including newbies Matt Spokely and Daniel Berlant—the city is facing a staggering array of financial challenges that befuddled the predecessor council and will be an immediate challenge to the next Fab Five.

It’s difficult to be optimistic when our next mayor, 10-year veteran Keith Nesbitt, was quoted in the Auburn Journal last week laying out his plan for moving forward: “In 2015, the big thing is doing a community survey and getting input where the priorities are.”
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