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June 16, 2014 5:29 PM

Study: San Luis Obispo spends less than peers on public safety

That's according to a recently released benchmark study, which also found that the city spends more on other staffing and operational costs than similar cities. The study also found that the city is close to the median on most comparisons with benchmark cities and that San Luis Obispo remains one of the safest in the state in terms of violent crime and fires.comparison to eight cities in California: Davis, Monterey, Napa, Palm Springs, Santa Barbara, Santa Cruz, Santa Maria and Paso Robles.

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