Do you have an opinion on public safety in San Diego County? SANDAG wants to hear them.
The San Diego Association of Governments is asking the public to take part in a survey designed to gather opinions on the state of public safety in the region.
The poll, commissioned by district officials, is part of a broader effort to explore in-depth alternatives to imprisonment and the needs of people just leaving prison and jail.
Interest in this topic was partly due to the marked decrease in the number of local prison inmates observed during the pandemic. According to SANDAG, the number of prisoners decreased by more than 40 percent between March 2020 and December 2021 compared to January 2018 to February 2020.
Some of these reductions were related to government mandates aimed at reducing the threat of COVID in prisons and jails. These included the abolition of bail for almost all crimes and some criminal offenses, as well as the decision to release some nonviolent offenders from prison when their sentences are about to expire. County officials want to explore ways to permanently reduce the number of people behind bars.
In January, the county selected SANDAG to study the subject of a $ 300,000 contract.
In addition to the survey, the organization plans to analyze several different data streams to gain insight into changes in the number of inmates, as well as available services and support. It also plans to review best practices and is expected to release a series of reports on the subject.
Cindy Burke, Senior Director of Data Science at SANDAG, said gathering information from the community is an integral part of the project. In March, the organization set up a diverse advisory group to assist in the project.
“We really want every San Diego resident who wants their voice to be heard to share their thoughts and feedback,” she said.
The survey can be found at surveymonkey.com/r/atisurvey and should take 15 to 20 minutes. All answers are anonymous. It will be available until May 27.
UConn’s Joey Calcaterra says it’s ‘crazy’ to face old rivals SDSU in national title game
Former San Diego guard Joey Calcutta says it's "crazy" that he will face his old rival San Diego State with...
Heidi Klum and Sofia Vergara look stunning as they arrive on the set of America’s Got Talent Season 18
Heidi Klum turned their heads as she came to film the 18th season with America has talent in Pasadena, Californiaalong...
One dead, two in critical condition after shooting at Trader Joe’s in Southern California
BREAKING NEWS: One dead in Trader Joe's parking lot shooting, two in critical condition as emergency responders perform CPR on...
Rep. Kevin Kiley warned GOP supporters about Julie Sue
3rd District Republican congressional candidate Kevin Kiley greets supporters during an election night party at the Opera House Saloon in...
Neo-Nazi Robert Rund was arrested in a Romanian gym after three years on the run
Leader of the bloodthirsty south California founded neo-Nazi group was finally apprehended in a Romanian gym, three years after he...
The city of California will provide services to the homeless camp
A city in Northern California said it will allow a homeless encampment to remain on public land by agreeing to...