Another protest in downtown San Luis Obispo yesterday. It began around 4:30 yesterday afternoon and lasted until around 6:30.
Organizers said they are asking San Luis Obispo county to divert county spending away from law enforcement toward mental health and community non-profits.
The current county budget is showing a deficit of about $56 million dollars because of the government imposed shutdown. The sheriff’s department is being asked to make about $2 million in cuts, before any effort is made to divert money from law enforcement to mental health or community non-profits.
That discussion is underway again today at the county supervisors budget hearings.