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VIDEO: Watch Cerritos Councilwomen Carol Chen and Mayor pro tem Solanki Move to Close Cerritos Sheriff’s Station at Council Meeting

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At beginning of video it is very clear Councilwoman Chen wants to close the Cerritos Sheriff’s Station.

Chen asks what are the “out causes” of closing the station.

Gallucci is very surprised the station was brought up.

Solanki then chimes in that we are over budget and need to cut. If everything stayed the same we would “be bankrupt in 10 years.”

Later Gallucci admonishes Chen and Solanki for bringing the matter up now before staff, who was directed to study cuts, presents their findings.

The 4.5 million Solanki is talking about (at 7:45) is the Community Safety Division and asks “what is the cost to convert the station.”

Mayor Ray then reminds Chen and Solanki that this was not agendized and should have not have been talked about.

Pulido said it is a non-starter to cut the sheriff’s and blasts Chen and Solanki for campaigning on safety then proposing to close the station.

After Pulido, Edwards slams Chen and Solanki for proposing the cuts.

Later an angry Chen attempts to hold up budget approval using the Sheriff’s station and other cuts as leverage.

Council votes 3-2 with Chen and Solanki voting no.

 

 

 

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