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12B Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012 Bulletin, Record, Progressive, Reporter LETTERS, from page 11B essary due to the loss of rev- enue from the general fund and the increased opera- Wednesday! tional expenses. The sheriff The current jail budget is and his department were not under federal mandate to asking for more money, but house only 37 inmates, but living with the direction of has the ability to house 67. the board in these challeng- All because of budget cuts ingtimes. there is no jail staff to meet Our politicians were trying federal requirements, to paint a rosy picture for The probation department their priorities. The sheriff is cannot do its job because of not jeopardizing his staff's no room in the jail for proba- safety, or the safety of the cit- tion violators. The "bad izens of this county. He is a guys" know nothing will hap- straight-shooter who is not pen if they don't comply with playing games with the su- probation requirements, pervisors. Our Board of Supervisors The BOS is composed of has made Plumas County a elected politicians that the safe place for crime violators community placed their trust and those that do not get in. They need to keep ethics along with the general pub- in their work and take the lic. Think about it: "The bad politics out of it. They are fal- guys know this." lible human beings, not gods. If I began to address officer We have a Board of Supervi- safety, this letter would be sors with a diversity of opin- twice as long. ions and experiences that Bob Minert made the right decision. Cromberg Larry F. Douglas Portola Bottom line Sheriff Hagwood said, "The Decorum lacking bottom line is the people be- Here we go again. Some of gin to question the credibility the letters to the editor are of the leadership in the coun- unbelievable. Wow. Good job ty. And their suspicion and of hiding "playing the race skepticism is understand- card" by calling a man of col- able The sheriff has demon- or (no less, the president of strated his professionalism the United States), "pale." and his ability to accept the Way to go. That's got to be a decisions of the Board of Su- new low. I am personally an- pervisors. He is an elected gry, disgusted and saddened that someone would stoop to public servant that we can be proud of and support. His de- that level. It reeks of cow- partment now is spending ardice and hate. valuable time and effort in Why the need to tear some- game-playing and posturing, one down? Would one treat a He has spent 3-1/2 years try- co-worker, client or patient ing to explain the complexity in that manner? I think not. of his budget to the supervi- Hide behind the ink all you want. All I can say is deco- sors. The board meeting became rum is well needed. Crikit Smither a fiasco when Supervisors Portola Lori Simpson and Jon Kennedy moved to alter the Locked out sheriff's reorganization plan. Are you aware Feather Simpson offered to take River College (unintentional- $38,000 from contingency ly) locks out visiting high funds to prevent a loss in schools from using FRC lock- wages to the sheriff's employ- er rooms? ees. Kennedy suggested that People, FRC was built with layoffs were preferable to your tax dollars. The commu- cuts. The heated debate end- nity college system is still ed in a breakdown between owned by the people of Call- the sheriff and the board, fornia. And in the beginning, Fortunately, the majority ap- before Prop. 13, you support- proved of the sheriff's reorga- ed these colleges with your nization plan. property tax dollars. The restructuring was nec- Are visiting teams forced to defecate outside too? This is a stupid policy and repug- nant. I am requesting that the college trustees change their current closed-door "tradi- tion" to accommodate visit- ing high-school children when they play Quincy at FRC. High school teams must travel hundreds of miles to play football at FRC. Upon ar- rival and departure, they must change their clothes outdoors or in a baseball dugout. The current policy at FRC deals with a lack of notifica- tion, health, safety and com- fort to visiting teams. Ignor- ing or not disclosing the availability of community fa- cilities because of "unfair ad- vantage" is an excuse to deny services. At least notify the visiting teams they can con- tract with FRC for those lock- er rooms and not with QHS. Open FRC locker rooms to visiting teams if they play Quincy; it's that simple. The Plumas school district doesn't control FRC's policy regarding locker rooms and visiting teams. They aren't asking FRC for any changes. Why? They accept the status quo, do nothing to make things better. Female visiting high school teams should have the same access to lock- er rooms at FRC when play- ing Quincy teams. I am certain parents from visiting schools in the north state are unaware any lock- out exists, because the Plumas school district and FRC have never faced this is- sue. Taxpayers are asked to send their kids to FRC. Per- haps they should bypass FRC and avoid playing Quincy teams until visitor locker rooms are made available as a common courtesy and secu- rity issue. Trent Saxton Lake Davis Yes on Prop. 30 Prop. 30 is a yes getter. It's a winner for Californians, and not just because it funds education, public safety, and reduces California's deficit. Prop. 30 has consequences for jobs and local economy. A "yes" on Prop. 30 keeps teach- four more years. The road to ernment a reverse mortgage ers in the classroom, cops on the right and your vote for should be considered an ex- the street and the state debt Romney will bring back our cellent of source of income or lower. That helps businesses free-enterprise system. We extra funds for people over 62 and communities be secure cannot be a free nation with-years of age. and stable, out it. In the first place the trans- Prop. 30 keeps California We need a change that Will actions are subject to a lot of competitive. Without enough help Americans and stop the rules and regulations and the teachers and public safety purposeful bringing down of business lends itself easily to services, our workforce suf- our country as Obama is de- fraud and misrepresentation. fers and crime goes up. Busi- termined to do. We needto Also called misuse of the law. nesses have a hard time find- get off Obama's dead end The "oversight" by the gov- ing employees. Everything road. We have 12.1 million goes downhill, people currently out of work.ernment is probably as effec- When our schools are fund- Obama's economic policies tire as anything else done by ed, they produce a well-edu- and regulations have killed the government. cated workforce. More jobs, job opportunities in the pri-The person interested in more shoppers, more rev- vate sector and we need that obtaining a reverse mortgage enue for Main Street, more revenue to pay for programs, should first determine how revenue for our county and The Democrat-controlled much money they wish to state through sales and in- senate, for the past six years, borrow and determine the come taxes. Prop. 30 keeps voted down Obama's latest cost. Determine your net re- the economy moving, jobs bill for more governmentturn! A "yes" on Prop. 30 sup- jobs due to raising taxes to For example, any money ports students of all ages at pay for it. borrowed and used is subject community colleges like Oil drilling and coal per- to an interest charge. That's FRC. Publicly funded com- mits need to be approved for how banks make money. munity colleges are go-to in- our nation to be energy inde-There are appraisal costs stitutions for businesses pendent. Obama has shut which are at least $300 to seeking employees who can down half of our coal plants,$500. The charge is against start the job day one, already and coal produces half our the money you are trying to trained in specific skill sets electricity. The price of gas at borrow. There is a 2 percent like nursing, technologies, re- the pump and electricity and insurance fee, that is, 2 per- source management, busi- food will continue to skyrock- cent of the appraisal. In addi- ness, agriculture, emergency et. Can you afford four more tion there are title fees, title response, the list goes on. years to go "forward" with Prop. 30 funds can't be used President Obama? insurance fees, escrow cost, for administrative costs. Obamacare will bankrupt etc which could run up the That's good. And it's estimat- our nation and we will have bill as high as $6,000 in clos- ed by non-partisan groups to rationed care, denied care ing costs, again, depending reduce the deficit by $6.8 to $9 and long wait lines for seri-on the amount of your loan. billion in the first year while ous operations. Obama has That's not all. There is a investing in a better future, already gutted Medicare, tak-monthly fee. I am not sure How is it paid for? Prop. 30 ing out $716 billion and cut about this one, but I think it sets a small, temporary tax of doctor and hospital rates, is 0.5 percent of the balance just one-quarter of 1 percent Obama's foreign policy is owed or $50 per month, on sales and use taxes. That's in flames as he panders to the payable to the bank as an ad- five pennies on a $20 put- radical Muslims in Egypt, ministrativefee. chase. It also adds a small tax Libya and all over the world.I didn't work up a precise to incomes greater than Morally our nation is at cost schedule, because that $200,000 a year for just the risk too. Obama supports depends on the amount bor- next seven years, same-sex marriage, abortion rowed. If it fails, schools will be on demand paid for by you The point is that before a cut $6 billion, and me, and he demands the deal is finalized, get all of the Prop. 30 helps our econo- Catholic hospitals perform cost figures in writing. Make my. It helps our children's abortions against their reli-sure that the monthly costs education. Prop 30. helps our gious beliefs. are explained and determine future. Vote "yes" on Prop. Obama does not respect how much you wish to bor- 30. and uphold our Constitution. Trish Welsh TaylorVote Obama out and Romney row and what you really get Quincy in to save our great nation. . in your hands when the deal Joan VanDerBush is done. Vote Obama out Chester It is very confusing and Your vote matters on Nov. most of the people who "high- 6. Reverse mortgage is ex- ly" recommend getting a re- If you take the road to the pensive verse mortgage are getting a left and vote for Obama, we The Sept. 26 issue of the pa-nice commission, paid out of will have the continued failed per published an article es- your loan. :~ economy, energy and failed sentially stating that due to JanKlement foreign policy to deal with for the new oversight by the gov- Quincy Up-to-the-minute forecast and road conditions at e J BUSINESS EQUIPMENT Sales Service Supplies :::i:;~~ Two Local Technicians Co,ers,F. 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