Half Moon Bay forced to farm out poli...

Half Moon Bay forced to farm out police services

There are 14 comments on the Santa Cruz Sentinel story from Nov 10, 2010, titled Half Moon Bay forced to farm out police services. In it, Santa Cruz Sentinel reports that:

Hope has faded for Half Moon Bay to overcome its budget deficit after the defeat of a crucial sales tax measure, the city's last chance to retain its own police department.

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GOP 2010-12

Santa Cruz, CA

#1 Nov 10, 2010
why not borrow a ranger???like the ones that kick people offa the beach for taking a walk after dusk......sickening.

Don the Man

Santa Cruz, CA

#2 Nov 10, 2010
Good...Now do the same thing with fire protection and all other city and county services throughout California. Taxpayers are sick of paying these union clown's retirement benefits , so when they retire at 45 or 50,they can live like princes... when the rest of can't even afford a 401k
sebastapol

Santa Cruz, CA

#3 Nov 10, 2010
i never thought i'd make less than a cop. if i could have made $200k as a cop, i would have been a cop, so i could hassle all the sheeple and the pot smokers.
Silva

Yigo, Guam

#4 Nov 10, 2010
I am glad these people are being forced to look in the mirror and say we have created something that we cannot afford. They are being taken by the public unions just like GM was taken down by the UAW unions. Perhaps you just need to buy a gun and do your own form of justice.
Pretty Obvious

United States

#5 Nov 10, 2010
Well, based on the information supplied by the article, its not difficult to see where the problem lies.
The Scream

Aptos, CA

#6 Nov 11, 2010
They're not telling you _any_ of the backstory here.

The city of Half Moon Bay lost a monster lawsuit to Charles "Chop" Keenan, the developer who build the Cinema 9 building in downtown Santa Cruz. Tens of millions of dollars.

The city had for years stopped development on a particular piece of land. The owner finally sold out cheap to Keenan, who poured millions into a lawsuit and outlasted the city. Got a $30 million settlement for "damages" that they couldn't possibly pay. That's why Half Moon Bay is going to hell. No expensive police salaries, no waste. Just a good old American bidnessman who got a great return on his "investment."
Yea

Santa Cruz, CA

#7 Nov 11, 2010
sebastapol wrote:
i never thought i'd make less than a cop. if i could have made $200k as a cop, i would have been a cop, so i could hassle all the sheeple and the pot smokers.
The dollar figure is what it costs to employ, not what they make. I'm glad you went with your career path instead.
hop sing

Atherton, CA

#8 Nov 11, 2010
Yea wrote:
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The dollar figure is what it costs to employ, not what they make. I'm glad you went with your career path instead.
Don't forget the 200k includes the donut allowance of $1000/year too.
hop sing

Atherton, CA

#9 Nov 11, 2010
sebastapol wrote:
i never thought i'd make less than a cop. if i could have made $200k as a cop, i would have been a cop, so i could hassle all the sheeple and the pot smokers.
Yup, Cops always have the best pot - they have so much to choose from.
sebastapol

Santa Cruz, CA

#10 Nov 11, 2010
Yea wrote:
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The dollar figure is what it costs to employ, not what they make. I'm glad you went with your career path instead.
It's the "compensation package," not the "fully loaded cost of employment." You're wrong. I'm right. But I'm glad that you're glad, and hey, I still might get to hassle people in the FEMA camps someday.
sebastapol

Santa Cruz, CA

#11 Nov 11, 2010
The Scream wrote:
They're not telling you _any_ of the backstory here.
The city of Half Moon Bay lost a monster lawsuit to Charles "Chop" Keenan, the developer who build the Cinema 9 building in downtown Santa Cruz. Tens of millions of dollars.
The city had for years stopped development on a particular piece of land. The owner finally sold out cheap to Keenan, who poured millions into a lawsuit and outlasted the city. Got a $30 million settlement for "damages" that they couldn't possibly pay. That's why Half Moon Bay is going to hell. No expensive police salaries, no waste. Just a good old American bidnessman who got a great return on his "investment."
Dude, I met that dude once. h01y 5h1t! He's got some teeth!!!
Smartron

Santa Cruz, CA

#12 Nov 11, 2010
I will check on this. Last time I looked there was no need for this in HMB. No cops, I am moving there, forget Watsonville and the big rocks.
Pimp Daddy

Alameda, CA

#13 Nov 12, 2010
I still can't get over the cover up of Sheriff Greg Munks that was busted with the underage girls being held as sex slaves ! He Is One SICK POS ! and the rest of the county people that covered it up!
great ideas

United States

#14 Nov 24, 2010
Its ideal for the Sheriffs office to provide services to HMBPD. The resources they could provide are greater than any local agency could ever hope too. I see the Sheriffs office eventually taking over police services for other small agencies such as Atherton, Pacifica, etc. Bolanos has the right idea. Demote the remaining HMBPD officers and take it over. The Half Moon Bay residents would get great services from a top knotch organization.

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