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Realignment: How Cities Can Recover Costs to Fight Crime

October 12, 2012

Realignment implementation is under way throughout California. During this process, if cities experience an increase in crime, they can draw on their own police powers and certain state laws to abate problems at essentially no cost other than (in some instances) staff time.

 

A city’s own police power can be used as the legal basis for adopting and enforcing local ordinances that define and regulate nuisances, aesthetics and certain criminal behaviors. In addition, specific state statutes empower cities to deal with problems ranging from drug use and prostitution to graffiti and gangs.

Learn more by reading "Realignment: How Cities Can Maximize Existing Powers and Recover Costs to Fight Crime" in this month’s Western City magazine.

 



 
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