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Tax dollars at work: San Jose cops turn to PG&E for crime prevention

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

To protect an unfinished, defective and long vacant south San Jose police substation from vandals, they’re keeping it lit up at night, as if someone were actually in the place. It’s a landmark of sorts for motorists heading north on Monterey Road. And today the Mercury News’ Scott Herhold brings taxpayers more bad news: the electricity bill for all that crime-prevention totals $275,000 over the last two years.


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