He said public safety had not suffered because of the change.
"But you must consider the positive benefits they have for public safety."
In 1977 he was named the city's director of public safety.
"People who risk their lives for public safety every day," he says.
While the economic success of these programs may be easy to display, their effect on public safety is not.
The city provides a small police department for public safety.
I'll tell them to talk to the director of public safety.
His interests have to be considered, but public safety is more important.
Officials say the changes are needed to protect public safety and order.
Perhaps most important, it will increase public safety, the major concern throughout our city.