Government sponsored programs are not the primary solution to urban decay such as drug trafficking and crime. Â To restore a city and its neighborhoods, fight crime successfully and everything else will start to fall into place. Â Just ask Los Angeles Police Commissioner Bill Bratton because he understands this concept. Â It appears Mayor Villaraigosa is also taking this notion to heart while making an increase in the police force a top priority. Â L.A.’s troubled neighborhoods will welcome more officers.