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MVPD Crime Wave Warnings

John Oppenheimer March 27, 2014 at 10:21 AM 

Maybe the MVPD is issuing lots of crime wave warnings due to reduced services due to reduced funding by state and local authorities. The real threat to high home prices is not a high tech bubble, but rather break-ins, burglaries, crime, and fear of crime. Maybe the MVPD should find a way to increase services related to these issues, such as bringing back patrolling. The empty squad cars with speed guns is not that effective.Recommend
kbf March 28, 2014 at 10:14 AM
Could you please specifically describe the reduction in services and the reduced funding--who is reducing and by how much, dollar and percentage?
John Oppenheimer March 28, 2014 at 10:23 AM
Think it's well known for years that cities and counties have been struggling to maintain services. Roads and schools are certainly getting fixed with federal funds but think police and fire getting consolidated at street level vs. admin and back office consolidation. Kinda like school districts, how many school districts in county?
Geoff Flint March 30, 2014 at 11:55 PM
I had suggested that the MVPD add license plate cameras near the few exits out of Mill Valley so that they can actually catch some of these burglars, at least when a vehicle description is given. This has been very effective in Tiburon at reducing crimes of opportunity. The MVPD did state that they will take up this suggestion at an upcoming meeting (I hope so!).
Scott April 05, 2014 at 12:33 PM
I'm not sure you actually provided real evidence of reduced services but at recent public meetings the Marin County Sheriff's office indicated a strong correlation between the rise in crime and the recent judge's dulling that freed a lot of prisoners. This would suggest any reduction in services that may or may not be occurring has less of a causal relationship to increasing crime than you claim.

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