Friday, July 16, 2010

Urgent Council Meeting & Sheriff Vote

Checked my emails a few days ago and wanted to help spread the word:

"Please join the Pomona Police Officers' Association at a rally in front of the Pomona Council Chambers on July 19, 2010 at 6:45PM. The council will be discussing the issue of getting rid of Pomona P.D. and contracting with the L.A. County Sheriffs' Department. We need all of our friends to come out and show their support for keeping the Pomona Police Department. Share the attached flyer with your friends and neighbors and bring them also. Food and beverages will be provided for those in attendance."

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"Tyranny, perhaps that’s the true enemy in our battle. The Pomona City Council, a form of representative democracy, failed its constituents on April 19, 2010, when resident after resident stood up and spoke out against the idea of eliminating Pomona PD and replacing it with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. All but one council member, Tim Saunders, ignored the residents and worked in a polar opposite to satisfy their own bidding. I suggest that some but not all of the City Council are truly misguided and their efforts are making the City less safe."

Fellow Pomona Bloggers, please spread the word!


  1. There is no item on the agenda for discussion of the police OR the sheriff's Phase I proposal (although there is an article on page 1 of today's Bulletin). The Phase 1 proposal is available on the city's web site.

    Originally, this was announced as to be taken up at the meeting on the 19th, but evidently someone decided that the proposal was not worth taking up and there isn't even an "accept and file" item (although there is an item on the consent calendar that was 'removed prior to posting').

    However, I'm sure that there will be plenty of "public comment," the council just can't take ANY action at Monday's meeting.

  2. Good catch Clifford! I didn't know this, I was just spreading the word from an email. But yeah, perhaps the continuing public discussions on this issue will come up... which is great!