Oaklanders who follow City Hall know that four public safety proposals are coming before the City Council tonight at its 5:30 meeting, as Council decides whether to:
- Authorize a temporary contract with the Alameda Sheriff’s Department to borrow ten deputies and a sergeant for two days per week;
- Add twenty police service technicians and one crime lab position;
- Remove conditions for holding a police academy in September, 2013 and begin the processes to hold that academy; and
- Amend the city’s public safety consulting contract with Strategic Policy Partnership to allow Robert Wasserman of that agency, together with other consultants, to put in place a short term crime-fighting strategy and a long-term Citywide crime reduction and Community Safety Plan.