In my opinion this city is wasting money. I drove to the farmers market the other morning. I watched people drive through stop signs without slowing down, and as I am driving the speed limit cars are going by me as if I were stopped.
Did I see any law enforcement? No!
I pull into the farmers market and see three police/law enforcement vehicles with officers inside each, and two with emergency lights flashing. I thought maybe there was crime wave at the farmers market.
Obviously this protection of the farmers market was thought out very thoroughly: have officers sit in the city-owned vehicles, wasting gas and keeping someone from patrolling and enforcing the laws for the rest of Marco Island.
Why not use auxiliary officers or off-duty offices to patrol this “high-crime area”; of the farmers market? The rest of the people on Marco Island deserve better and should not pay someone just to side in a city vehicle and do nothing.
Another option would be to remove the speed limit signs and/or stop signs, because in my opinion, there is no one to enforce these laws. As I talk to people, I hear how inadequate they feel our law enforcement is here on Marco Island enforcing traffic laws.
Why are we wasting money?