PUBLIC SAFETY MEASURE HAS REDUCED CRIME
CRIME IN WATSONVILLE HAS DROPPED SINCE MEASURE G PASSED IN 2014.
PUBLIC SAFETY MEASURE OUTCOMES
14 POSITIONS IN THE
7 POLICE OFFICERS
2 POLICE SERVICE SPECIALISTS
1 CRIME ANALYST
1 PROPERTY & EVIDENCE TECHNICIAN
1 YOUTH SPECIALIST
1POLICE ACTIVITIES LEAGUE SUPERVISOR
1 POLICE ACTIVITIES LEAGUE SPECIALIST
8 POSITIONS IN THE
1 ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF
CAMINOS HACIA EL ÉXITO PROGRAM
(PATHWAYS TO SUCCESS)
464 KIDS - 89% OF THEM DID NOT
RE-OFFEND WITHIN 12 MONTHS
POLICE ACTIVITIES LEAGUE
SERVED 430 YOUTH PER YEAR
FIRE YOUTH SUMMER ACADEMY
PROVIDED 14 YOUTH WITH 2 WEEK FIRE TRAINING ACADEMY
FIRE RESPONDED TO OVER 5,200
CALLS FOR SERVICE
OUR FIREFIGHTERS ARE THE FIRST LINE OF DEFENSE FOR MEDICAL EMERGENCIES IN THE COMMUNITY. (3,832 EMS CALLS)
ON AVERAGE, OVERTIME COSTS HAVE DROPPED OVER $200K PER YEAR
FIRE AND POLICE DEPARTMENTS
HAVE BEEN ABLE TO MAINTAIN
AND INCREASE TRAINING
PROGRAMS FOR EXISTING AND
THE CITY HAS SPENT MEASURE G FUNDS ACCORDING TO VOTERS WISHES. THE CITY HAS INVESTED FUNDS AS REQUIRED.
FIRE APPARATUS • PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT • RADIOS • BULLET PROOF VESTS • MOBILE DATA COMPUTERS
CARDIAC MONITOR & DEFIBRILLATOR VOICE ACTIVATED RESCUE MANNEQUIN
INSTALLED 911 CALL BOXES
THIS INCLUDES PATROL CARS, MOTORCYCLES AND OTHER
PUBLIC SAFETY VEHICLES.
NEW FIRE ENGINES
& SUPPORT VEHICLES
2 FIRE ENGINES
1 QUICK RESPONSE VEHICLE
Our Community Addressed Rising Crime Rates
A few years ago, the City of Watsonville struggled with rising crime rates, drug houses and alarming gang incidents.
In 2014, residents approved Measure G, a local public safety funding measure to help fight gangs and crime, support efforts to keep youth safe and on the right track, improve neighborhood police patrols and also support fire and paramedic 911 response.
This local funding has been
tremendously beneficial and successful. Today, Watsonville has some of the lowest crime rates and gang incidents
of cities in the region.
DISBURSEMENT OF FUNDS
54% - Police
38% - Fire
8% - Parks
PUBLIC SAFETY MEASURE AT WORK
Watsonville population has more than doubled and the number of calls for help have increased by 680%. Measure G funding has helped our firefighters, paramedics and police officers respond to life-threatening emergencies safely and quickly.
ELECTIONS - MARCH 2020
Measure G funding will expire soon unless
renewed by voters.
YES on Measure Y Means Keeping Watsonville Safe
• Maintain and expand after-school and summer programs for
• Support youth violence prevention efforts and the Police
Activities League (PAL)
• Revitalize parks and playgrounds
• Continue neighborhood police patrols
• Maintain lifesaving 911 fire and paramedic emergency
• Safe communities support businesses and job creation
YES on Measure Y Means Continued Fiscal Accountability
• Independent citizen oversight, mandatory financial audits, and
reports to ensure that funds continue to be spent as promised
• Funds can only be spent on the specific purposes outlined in
• Local funds – No funds can be taken by the State
We must maintain this progress to create a safe and vibrant Watsonville. Join parents, retirees, neighbors and community leaders – Vote YES on Measure Y!