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Sheriff's contract with East Palo Alto ends

Original post made on Mar 31, 2008

Today is the first day in 25 years that San Mateo County Sheriff's deputies aren't assisting in the policing of East Alto. After the city incorporated in 1983, the sheriff continued to provide police services.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Monday, March 31, 2008, 10:33 AM

Comments

Posted by Very concerned, a resident of East Palo Alto
on Mar 31, 2008 at 5:49 pm

What a deal???. EPA needs all the assistance it can get. The city is NOT doing its task of enforcing the LAW. It would be a very very rare ocassion to see anyone speeding on University Avenue on the "Palo Alto" side of 101, BUT VERY VERY FEW DRIVE BELOW 35 ON THE EPA side of the same road. Stop signs are ignored or barely acknowledged. There are vehicles driven at fast speeds on many of EPA roads.

When suspected drug activities are called in EPA police take their time and ofcourse go with sirens blasting to warn of suspected offenders that police are on the way.

Vehicles stay parked on the same spot for weeks and nothing happens, some of these vehicles do not even dispaly current tags. These vhicles do NOT belong to residents within the local community.

The city has been taking its time to address policing activities. Now with the Sheriffs unit gone, what next. Back to being the murder Capital of the country.


Posted by livesOnUniversityAvenue, a resident of Crescent Park
on Apr 1, 2008 at 1:54 pm

"It would be a very very rare ocassion to see anyone speeding on University Avenue on the "Palo Alto" side of 101"

Bad choice of example there. Take it from someone who lives on the "Palo Alto" side of the 101. It is a very rare occurrence for cars to be driving under the 25mph speed limit. Just look at the sign as you enter PA and see if it ever says "speed limit: 25" as opposed to flashing "your speed: 40".

The police on the Palo Alto side do little to slow traffic on University Avenue. They have given it up as a lost cause.

Lots of other problems and EPA should get all the help they can.