After Police Chief Kevin Vogel made his budget pitch to the city council asking for $23 million in funding for 2013, Councilman Ryan Coonerty had what might have been the line of the day.
Vogel pointed out how much money the department has saved with its high tech communications on the Internet, on its Facebook and Twitter and Youtube and Nixle sites, which are run for free and keep residents in the loop.
As he got up to leave, Coonerty told him:
"Get back to your Twitter and Youtube accounts. You are like the Justin Bieber of law enforcement."
In a more serious note, Councilwoman Lynne Robinson asked Vogel if he could add more policing to all of Ocean Street and particularly the lower Ocean area, site of two of the city's last three murders.
She suggested using more First Alarm contract employees, as is being done in the Harvey West and Downtown regions. He said he would consider it and get back to them.
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