Please consider the probable effect on tourism when the first article appears in the L.A. Times reporting a mugging or gang shooting in Mammoth Lakes.
It will immediately undo years of promotional advertising.
Who wants to take the kids to a “Family Resort” with drug deals going down in the Vons parking lot?
If the town skimps on public safety, all the money spent on promotion, recreation, airline subsidies, transit, and public art won’t save us.
We have a compassionate, professional, and efficient police force now. Please don’t ruin it.