Wrong Mix, Wrong Fix / Cascadia Weekly, The Gristle

Wrong mix jailTuesday, June 16, 2015  The Gristle, Cascadia Weekly

County Council continued to hear public comment on the jail proposal last week. They unanimously approved an ordinance to create a task force dedicated to create and enhance programs to help effectively reduce the numbers of inmates jailed primarily due to mental illness or drug dependencies, diverting them into less costly alternatives to jail. For the sake of furthering discussion, Council also approved the interlocal agreement between Whatcom County and her seven cities that will govern costs and contributions to the proposed jail. Council could not, however, muster agreement to place a proposed .2 percent sales tax measure on the ballot for consideration by voters in November. […]

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