Two cities spurn grand jury report
July 31, 2013
A recent San Luis Obispo County Grand Jury report is being criticized by officials of two South County cities, claiming the report incorporates numerous errors and did not take into account efforts to consolidate. (Santa Maria Times)
The report chastised the lack of a coordinated emergency dispatch system by Arroyo Grande and Grover Beach. Officials of both cities said there is no danger to citizens because of the problems.
Consolidation of services would result in significant cost savings to both cities, the grand jury reported, and city officials have no problem with the finding.
“All of the reviews completed thus far indicate there would be a limited amount of savings resulting from the consolidation of Grover Beach and Arroyo Grande dispatch centers,” Grover Beach said in its response to the report.
“The actual amount of savings would vary, depending on which agency hosted the consolidation. Studies completed thus far do not indicate a significant future cost savings to either agency.”