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Published by Isaac Gonzalez
This is the flyer Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson gave out when he took office.
This is the flyer Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson gave out when he took office.

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Published by: Isaac Gonzalez on Feb 06, 2012
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INTRODUCTION
2
CRACKINGDOWNONCRIME
4
IMPROVINGOURCITYSCHOOLS
6
BOOSTINGOURECONOMY
8
BRINGING
ACCOUNTABILITYTO
CITYHALL
9
AGREENERSACRAMENTO
10
STRENGTHENINGOURNEIGHBORHOODS
11
SHAREDCOMMUNITYVALUES
12
CLOSINGTHOUGHTS
'
...
INTRODUCTION
This
isthemostimportantelectioninSacramento'shistory.
It'saboutthefuture.It'saboutchange.It'saboutelectingamayorwhosharesourvalues.It'saboutmakingSacramentoa
city
thatworksforeveryone.
StartingDayOne,herearemyprioritiesforthe
city:
~~We'regoingtomakeprotectingyouandyourfamilyourcity'stoppriority,puttingmorecopsonthebeatandmakingsureourfirestationsarewell-equipped.~~We'regoingtofocusonpubliceducation,becausewecan'thaveagreatcitywithoutgreatschools.~~We'regoingtojump-startthecity'seconomy,bringqualityjobstoourcity,andmakegoodonyearsofpromisestorevitalizedowntown,theRailyards,theriverfrontandtheneighborhoodsthatmakeourcitygreat.Iknowalotofcandidatesmakethesepromises,butthistimeit'sdifferent.Overthelasteightmonths,myteamandIhaveknockedonthedoorsofover40,000homesin65neighborhoods.I'veheldeighttownhallmeetingsacrossthecity,respondedtothousandsofemailsandattendedhundredsofcommunityevents.IhavelistenedcarefullytoeveryoneI'vemetandcreatedthisplanbasedonthefeedbackandinputoftheverycitizensIwanttoserve.Thisplanisaresultofthetremendouscommunityinvolvement,engagementandcommitmentofthepeopleofSacramento.Forevenmoredetails,visitmyWebsite,
WWW.KEVINJOHNSONFORMAYOR.COM
 
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CRACKINGDOWNONCRIME
GOAL:
Sacramentowillhaveoneofthelowestcrimeratesofthe
50
largestcitiesinthecountry.
"Sacramentoissufferingfromasharpincreaseinviolentcrime-yetthemayor'sbudgetisforcingpolicepatrolstobecutinhalf.Irscausingfirestationstoidleonedayeachweek,reducingtheirresponsetimesbycriticalminutes."'Wespend
10%
lessofourgeneralfundonpoliceandfirethanothercitiesoursizeinCalifornia.
Ihats
unacceptable."-KevinJohnson
PUBLICSAFETYGENERALFUNDING
Everyother
u.s.
cityoursizespendsbetween
10
and
19
percent
more
oftheirgeneralfundonpublicsafetythanSacramentodoes.
Sacramento:~~~~~~.53%Fresno:SantaAna:LongBeach:Oakland:67%
12%
63%63%
Asthemayorandleaderofthiscity,
oneofmyprimaryresponsibilitiesistoensurethesafetyandsecurityofourcitizens.Iwillreversethetrendofthelastsevenyearsandreducecrimesignificantly.Wecandothisbyworkingtogetherasacommunity.
~:lI
Crackdownontruancyandengageyouthinpreventionandinterventionprograms.Themajorityofcrimesoccurafterschoolhours.Toprotectchildrenfromnegativeinfluencesanddeterthemfromalifeofcrime,wemustcreatemoreafter-schoolactivitiesandengagingschoolprograms.AsMayor,Iwill:
~:lI
Addsurveillancecamerasandothertechnologyinhigh-crimeareastodetercrimeandassistincriminalinvestigations.It'stimeourcityutilizesstate-of-the-arttechnologyandbetterequipmenttomoreefficientlyprotectourcitizensandneighborhoods.
~:lI
Putmorecopsonthebeat.Wewillincreasethenumberofuniformedofficersonthestreettothestatewideaverageoftwoofficersforevery
1
,000residents,atminimum.We'llstartbyaggressivelypursuingfederalandstatehomelandsecuritygrantsthatothercitieshavereceived,butSacramentohasn't.Wewillconsiderthepolicedepartment'splanforapublicsafetyassessment.We'lldevisealong-termplantogrowourrevenuebasewiththefirstpriorityfortheadditionaldollarsgoingtopublicsafety.
~:lI
Implementazerotolerancepolicyforcrimeandharassmentonpublictransit.Partofthereasonourpublictransportationsystemisn'tutilizedtocapacityisthatmostofusdon'tfeelsafewhenweuseit.Busesandlightrailmustbesafeandsecureoptionsfortravel.Mypolicywillbetoimmediatelybantroublemakersfrompublictransportationfor90days.
~:lI
Improveresponsetimesandtheratesofinvestigationofpropertycrimes.Ibelievein"communitypolicing:'Whenofficersandresidentspartnertodetereventhesmallestcrimes,studiesshowthatcriminalactivitydecreases.Theft(includingautotheft)isthemostprevalentcrimeinourcity.Becauseoflimitedresources,however,ourpolicedepartmentonlyinvestigatesabout
14
percentoftheseincidents.Ifwearenotaggressivelypursuingthesecrimesastheyhappen,criminalswillcontinuetohavefreereinoverourcity.
~:lI
Tacklegangshead-on.Gangsdon'tstopatourcity'sborders.Weneedacomprehensiveregionaleffort,tappingintostate,federalandregionalresourcestohaltgangactivity.IncitiesaslargeasLosAngelesandassmallasSalinas,effectivestrategieshavebeendevelopedthataddressbothpreventionandenforcement.Youcan'thaveonewithouttheother.That'swhyIwillconvenea"GangSummit"oflawenforcement,communityleadersandcriminaljusticeexpertstodiscussissuesanddevelopsolutions.
Violentcrimeshaveincreased
by
55%
andassaultshavegoneup
74%
inthelastsevenyears.Therewere
18,981thefts
inthecitylastyear-oneevery30minutes.In
2006,
Sacramentohadthe
fewestpoliceofficerspercapita
ofanyofthe
50
largestcitiesinthecountry(atlessthan
1.5
per
1,000
residents).SanFranciscohasnearlytwicethenumberwedopercapita.Ourpolicedepartmentis
onlyabletoinvestigate14%
of
all
propertycrimesthatoccurduetounderstaffing.Gangviolencehas
increased
73%
inthepasttwodecades.
WWW.KEVINJOHNSONFORMAYOR.COM

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