Coordination with local agencies and services as well as civility in politcal decision making...
Combining services such as the relatively recent expansion of the Fire District, and Paramedic Authority, make fiscal sense, as well as gives better service. On the other hand keeping our Police local allows an excellent community policing model, with 24 / 7 staffing. Our dispatch service is then able to cover other districts, as well, generating funding.
Continuing to look carefully at other areas where cost savings and enhanced services are possible makes sense.