Status quo for the 5-0
Last week, SLO City revealed its $202 mill. dollar budget, and there’s plenty of head scratching to be had. One issue is its increase to police funding over the next two years, but only allocating for one more social worker to come alongside current Community Act Team (CAT) member, John Klevins, who has hundreds of cases alone. Sixty-four officers, but only two LCSWs … in a social landscape in dire need of something far more balanced. While CAT is an excellent plan, why such a small crew?