Public safety makes up more than half the city’s day-​​to-​​day budget, but the may­oral can­di­dates aren’t talking much about it. Instead, the can­di­dates are focusing on issues, such as eco­nomic devel­op­ment and edu­ca­tion, where they will have less control.

Even though public safety com­prises a sig­nif­i­cant chunk of munic­ipal bud­gets nation­wide, San Diego isn’t alone among big cities in seeing its polit­ical impor­tance wane, said Jack Levin, a crim­i­nology pro­fessor at North­eastern Uni­ver­sity in Massachusetts.

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