Community Voices

Sue Frost, supervisor

Guest Opinion: Counties deserve right to veto placement of sexually violent predators

By Supervisor Sue Frost–
The rush to release prisoners from our jails and prisons was initially a response to court orders to reduce prison overcrowding, but lately it’s become a radical effort to recast criminals as victims and abandoning actual victims and their families. Now we are facing the placement of sexually violent predators (SVPs) that some bureaucrats decided are fit to rejoin society.

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Guest Column: More transparency needed in city manager selection

By David Warren–
The main difference between nepotism, the practice among those with power or influence of favoring relatives or friends, especially by giving them jobs, and cronyism, the appointment of friends and associates to positions of authority, without proper regard to their qualifications, is unimportant when it comes to the hiring and advancement of employees based upon favoritism.

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