Tuesday, September 22, 2009
They're not armed, nor will they pursue criminals, as they are only patrolling to observe and report. But that's very, very useful for the prevention and detection of crime. As volunteers, they reduce the greatest expenditure of patrolling city streets... personnel. Of course, you still have to have a qualified police force to respond to their reports.
I like the idea, and I hope it spreads to other communities.
Read more about it here: Chelsea Citizen Observer Patrol
Friday, September 18, 2009
To find out more about the book or to submit your own Chelsea recipe, visit Chelsea plans historical cookbook
Friday, July 10, 2009
Read about the tax holiday here.
From the al.com blog entry:
"Some of the participants in the 2009 sales tax holiday, according to the Alabama Department of Revenue
Jefferson County (will exempt the regular 1 percent sales tax but not the 1 percent education sales tax that took effect in 2005)"
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