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I am against the proposed 5-year sheriff’s contract


November 24, 2021

My thoughts about law enforcement in La Conner:

• The sheriff is a town “vendor.” If any vendor has complaints regarding provision of contracted services, it makes little sense granting the vendor a longer, five-year contract which, except for commitment to walk First Street twice weekly, is essentially the same. Logic dictates finding an alternative vendor or re-thinking the contract entirely.

• Current/ proposed contract provides 80 hours weekly patrolling Zone 1 and “guaranteeing” a ten minute response.

• During 2020-2021 numerous residents reported late arrival...

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