Alternative Jail Proposal for City Center / NorthwestCitizen, John Servais

Huge county http://www.nwcitizen.com/entry/alternative-jail-proposal-for-civic-centerand city owned lot on north side of courthouse. Perfect for new jail.

Tue, Sep 22, 2015, 5:54 pm  John Servais

Is there a good alternative for a decent jail if we vote down the county sales tax proposition? 

There are several serious issues with the current proposition, any one of which is a good reason to vote no. But we need a reasonable alternative once we reject this original proposal.  Below is a viable solution – a better solution – that will not risk bankrupting us over the next 10 years.

The county powers that be, led by Sheriff Elfo and county executive, Jack Louws, are almost hysterically predicting disaster and chaos should we dare vote down their proposal. Their suggestion is that we max out our state permitted sales tax levy for an enormous jail many miles from its current central location near the courthouse, attorneys, transportation and families. […]

Read John’s complete post on NorthwestCitizen here.

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