Here is the Consent Calendar item straight from the agenda for next Tuesday evening's City Council meeting (link).
The SMPD has not been cheap to keep
While Chief Giannone was out looking hard for recruits willing to allow the City of Sierra Madre to pay their way through any of the available Police Academies, it has been necessary to shovel the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department a whole lot of dough to patrol the city's streets at night.
Tuesday evening more money will need to be thrown on the pile of this boutique bonfire of municipal vanities. From the City Council meeting agenda, here is that news (link):
Yes, still a work in progress indeed. As one reader out it this morning, "While it is nice that the members of the SMPD will be contributing towards their retirement, paying $300,000 more to get them to do so kind of takes away from the joy of it all."
And can someone please explain to me the dating in this following paragraph? Have we been on a ride on City Manager Aguilar's Wayback Machine?
So much for the myth that Measure UUT was for water infrastructure repair.