Letters to the editor – March 13

New jail is way too large for our needs

As a current Whatcom County resident I am concerned with the new jail that is proposed and in the planning stages.

We definitely need a new jail, but at the correct size. Sheriff Elfo’s proposal is too large and a waste of taxpayers’ dollars.

The Whatcom County Council needs to step in and oversee this process and pay attention to policy and budget discussions regarding the new jail. Unfortunately, the County Council has been distracted with re-litigating some of its same decisions for several years. They need to make sure the costs are contained.

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