STATEMENT REGARDING MEASURE J
November 4, 2020
Our Department has successfully persevered for over 170 years. Throughout our rich history we have faced many challenges and emerged together stronger, because that is what we do.
Measure J is our latest challenge and it will be implemented over the next three years, beginning on July 1, 2021. We don’t yet fully understand the depth of real world consequences to the Department, but we do know it will mean additional reductions to our budget. Over the next few weeks, our budget team will find out what the impact will actually be.
I am committed to working together with the Board of Supervisors, CEO, and employee unions in order to find budgetary solutions to the many complex issues we now face.
As an organization we will continue to remain focused on serving the community in our basic public safety mission of protecting life, protecting property, and maintaining order.
We have faced far worse challenges and this too shall pass. We will succeed in navigating this newest challenge together as a family, because that is what we do.
Sheriff Alex Villanueva