I’ve decided to enter the race for mayor as a write-in candidate. As our newly elected mayor, my first order of business will be to ensure a more efficient emergency-response time and safer streets for all residents.
Let’s brush aside the Fiesta barnstorming in S.B. Police Chief Cam Sanchez’s most recent report to the City Council, and discuss the issue whose surface was barely scratched.
He stated that he was sending officers on a door-to-door campaign to discuss the homeless problems with business owners and residents. If this logic were sound, why not send other departments on door-to-door campaigns as well?
How about sending the DEA and Coast Guard on a door-to-door campaign against Panga boats?
Or should we send the police door to door looking for partying college students?
Would the fire department see fit to go door-to-door looking for smoke or people in need of medical aid?
Let’s ask the chief about his stance on illegal immigration; is he prepared to go to every resident’s door to tackle that issue?
What would we find if we went door-to-door to find the suppliers of methamphetamine and heroin?
Are not all these issues just as important when it comes to community safety?
Most importantly, will door-to-door campaigns by law enforcement officials be the most effective way of communicating the city’s need, or the needs of the chief and the Police Officers Association?