Police - Safety
Background: By most measures PVE enjoys low crime statistics as published by a number of different websites the statistics are based on Uniform Crime Reporting Data published by the FBI. The FBI cautions using an index as there are so many variables that affect the volume and type of crime occurring from place to place. Some of which are: population density and degree of urbanization, geography proximity to freeways, stability of the population with respect to residents, mobility, commuting patterns, economic conditions including median income, poverty level and job availability, modes of transportation and highway systems climate etc. Other cities such as Rancho Santa Margarita, Danville, Mill Valley, and the other cities on the Peninsula , enjoy crime statistics that are similar to PVE, yet at half the cost per resident.
Question: As a candidate do you believe this is an issue worth investigating? As a council member what would your position be on determining the causes for the fiscal differences in cost?