Tourist business is down, voters rejected a sales tax boost, and lawsuits have cost the city precious funds. What city? Oh, it’s Half Moon Bay.
Half Moon Bay is disbanding its 12-member police force and the city will contract its services to the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office. City officials chose the sheriff’s office over the Pacifica police department on Saturday, Mayor Naomi Patridge said in an email.
The city is following the lead of nearby San Carlos, which eliminated its police department six months ago and is using the San Mateo County sheriff.