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Elected officials are considering a measure which would outsource operation of the Newport Beach Jail.
The city has announced they are now accepting bids from interested service providers. A department spokesperson said the move could save the city upward of $400,000 per year. This, according to a recent report by the Daily Pilot, means cost to run the Newport Beach Jail could be cut by about 40%.
The city has said they will not be laying off any police personnel as a result of this change.
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Costa Mesa is looking for solutions to help save money, and one option that city officials are looking into seriously is contracting with a private firm to run its jail.
The international security firm G4S Secure Solutions is one of two respondents to the city’s request for bids in staffing and responding the local jail, according to the Daily Pilot. Newport Beach submitted a bid, but only in offering to house inmates at its own facility.
With more cities looking to save money, Newport Beach and Costa Mesa are considering the idea of sharing their city jails in an effort to cut costs.
During a Newport council meeting this week, Councilwoman Leslie Daigle made a proposal that the city consider contracting its jail services and hire private guards to help bolster the existing jail staff. She called Costa Mesa, “a natural partner.”
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