Are commissioners really concerned about safety?

Friday, July 24, 2009

Charles County Sheriff Rex Coffey saved $850,000 of taxpayer money in fiscal 2009 and the county commissioners are now telling him to go fly a kite and that they can't afford to return the money["Coffey boils at budget slight," Maryland Independent, July 15.].

Yet, the commissioners are still set on soaking the Charles County taxpayer for the $60 million or so for the cross-county connector, a road the state told them wasn't needed.

The commissioners insist the connector is a public safety issue.

If they are so concerned about public safety, how can they deny Sheriff Coffey the return of sheriff's department money?

Wouldn't that be considered detrimental to public safety, too?

Nancy Delaplane, La Plata