On Thursday, January 19, Mike hosted a rally with neighbors from throughout the Westside to announce his "Back to Basic Car" plan for getting more cops in our neighborhoods.
Read the press release about the event, as well as a white paper with more background, below and click here to sign the petition to support Mike's plan!
BONIN UNVEILS PROPOSAL FOR MORE NEIGHBORHOOD COPS
Councilmember, Residents, Cops Call on LAPD to Focus on Neighborhood Policing
LOS ANGELES - Pointing to sobering statistics showing fewer patrol officers in neighborhoods than there were 50 years ago, City Councilmember Mike Bonin today announced several proposals to add more patrol officers to Los Angeles’ neighborhoods at a rally with neighbors, police officers and police union officials.
Bonin will submit a proposal to the City Council Friday that calls on LAPD to put more focus on neighborhood policing and increase the number of officers assigned to patrol duty.The effort is designed to improve response times and police officers’ relationships in the communities where they work. Bonin’s legislation, which he is calling “Back to Basic Car” builds on decades-worth of efforts by the LAPD to focus resources on community policing.'