Since the August 7, 2018 Board of Supervisors' meeting and Sheriff Napier's statement about the need to layoff personnel if the Board did not approve the acceptance of the HIDTA grant monies, my office has been inundated with calls from concerned residents.
Both the Stonegarden and two HIDTA grants totaling more than $2 million will be discussed and voted on, once again, at the September 4th Supervisors' meeting. I don't know the fate of these grant funds, but what I can guarantee to my constituents is that my support of our deputies is unwavering. I value the too often thankless acts of bravery and humanity they perform while funded by our federal grant dollars.
I wouldn't pretend to know, or even attempt a guess at what my fellow supervisors might do - or fail to do. I can, however, promise you that when the time comes, I will stand with our first responders, the victims to whom they provide care, and the residents who rely on them in times of need.