I am very concerned with our county commissioners. All FOUR of them! I believe that the people in our county are not paying attention to our commissioners. The newspapers put the commissioners on the front page of the newspaper. The commissioners act as if they have some type of power or control issues. It is very apparent. Notice the way they cut the budget and do not allow progress in our county.
I was shocked to hear Commissioner Seay say that "we have too much law enforcement in our county. The Sheriff's Office have less than ten officers including the sheriff himself. DO YOU PEOPLE EXPECT OUR COUNTY TO BE SAFE WITH WHAT WE HAVE? I don't! Also, if people wish to complain about the sheriffs office about the sheriffs office not doing their job...I ask you to think before making any statements. We have less than ten officers to cover the entire county. Think about how they are scheduled. You may have two deputies on night shift. How do they even manage lunch breaks or vacation? How do they investigate crime with that low of man power with high crime and a large county. Not to mention they receive low pay. And we complain? It is our commissioners FAULT! They are going to cut a full time and part time deputy spot. WHY??? Are our commissioners wishing our county to DIE? Instead of cutting positions...EXPAND!!!
Our District Attorney asked for an Assistant District Attorney. That request was respectfully denied by our commissioners. WHY? I feel sorry for the VICTIMS OF CRIME in our county. Think about this...
If you are stabbed by a scumbag and then make a report to your local law enforcement which comes out and investigates a AGGRAVATED ASSAULT which is a FELONY! The scumbag goes to jail and bonds out the next day. WHAT?!? What is the point of going to jail? Well on top of that...since the District Attorney has a huge case load, some criminals are given probation. I assume that the District Attorney finds it very difficult to fight every case and have STRICT convictions with STRICT PUNISHMENT. SO you are stabbed and the scumbag gets two years probation. WHAT?????????? Example.
Those are only a few examples. The commissioners are so focused with fussing with our sheriff, that they allow politics to HURT US, THE CITIZENS.
Our commissioners and sheriff are a bunch of grumpy old men. They believe that they have power and they can get what they want. They forget that WE voted them in office to protect us and make our county a growing and peaceful place. We trust our elected officials to do what is right. I am tired of people voting for "who" is running and not "what" is running for office. YOU VOTE FOR AN IDEA NOT A NAME!
Our community is growing and we need to adapt. We can expect our county to be a lot different in ten years due other counties EXPANDING ourway!!! We need to be ready. We need a change.
THIS IS NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN!
Just to a commissioner's meeting and listen. Read the newspaper and think.
What do the commissioners do with OUR TAX MONEY? Do you see our roads being kept in good condition?
Are our law enforcement well equiped?
Do we have enough law enforcement?
Why do criminal cases get dropped or plea bargain?
Why is our county not up to date with our surrounding counties?