A Facebook group of just over 200 residents of Yorba Linda is opposing the idea of ending the City of Yorba Linda’s contract with the City of Brea’s Police Department. There are 64,500 residents in Yorba Linda, which means this group of 200 is numerically insignificant – they aren’t even 1% of Yorba Linda’s population! Some of them also apparently set up a website too. Their site notes about 325 supporters – again a pittance compared to the entire population of Yorba Linda.
The real question, which has been raised by famed FFFF blogger Tony Bushala, is why in the world the tiny City of Brea is providing police services to the City of Yorba Linda in the first place! What the heck is that all about? If the Brea police have too many officers, can’t they just cut the extra ones? Or, as has been suggested by one of the Yorba Linda Council Members, shouldn’t the two cities be running the police in conjunction, under the auspices of a joint authority?
The Brea police groupies fail to mention that costs have absolutely skyrocketed over the past few years, as illustrated in this graphic: Continue reading