Public safety is the highest priority of any elected representative. Our first responders must have the resources they need to keep our neighborhoods safe. As the Mayor of San Marcos, I am proud of the 22% drop in crime in 2016. Effective crime reduction requires a strong working relationship with law enforcement, coupled with compensation that ensures we retain experienced personnel. As the politicians in Sacramento put additional responsibility on our local probation officers, they too must receive the strongest possible support from the Board of Supervisors.