Sunday, November 23, 2014
FAIRFIELD-SUISUN, CALIFORNIA
99 CENTS

Bertani correct to push crime issue

Web_OurView_YourView

By
From page A8 | May 11, 2014 |

As a member of the Solano County Board of Supervisors, I feel I have to respond to the editorial on April 27 titled “Bertani Has Right Issue Wrong Campaign.” In this instance, the Daily Republic has it wrong.

The fact is that we – as elected officials and leaders in this county – have a role to play in deterring and reducing crime. Solano County has a long history of partnering with local law enforcement agencies to target criminals and deter crime.

In recent years, county agencies have partnered to reduce risk of accidents on the roads due to drivers under the influence of alcohol during holidays where drinking and driving rates are higher; we have operated and successfully arrested many sexual predators preying on children in our county; and Solano County had a SAFE Streets task force whose prime focus was partnering with local law enforcement agencies and the FBI to curtail drug and gang activities. This program was eliminated prior to my returning to the Board of Supervisors due to budget cuts. I believe now is the time for us to re-enact this task force, and ensure that we take an active role in crime prevention activities in this county, as we have in the past.

Councilwoman Pam Bertani should be applauded for continuing to address this issue and as a representative of Fairfield. I believe we – the county Board of Supervisors – can and should do more. We should be offering the resources of our county to do whatever we can to support the efforts of our local law enforcement and make our county seat a safe place to live, work, play and do business again.

I will be calling on my fellow supervisors to join in the efforts to reduce crime in our county.

Skip Thomson

Solano County supervisor, 5th District

Vacaville

Letter to the Editor

LEAVE A COMMENT

Discussion | 9 comments

The Daily Republic does not necessarily condone the comments here, nor does it review every post. Read our full policy

  • CD BrooksMay 11, 2014 - 6:51 am

    In regards to this Pam Bertani issue: I have a check list of "for and against" opinions I put together from this section and various articles in the DR over several weeks. If they're any indication of her popularity, she is doomed. At what point do we call the mercy rule?

    Reply | Report abusive comment
  • The MisterMay 11, 2014 - 7:35 am

    Skip... I like you, but whatever you're doing, and the other Supervisors too, just ain't working. Parts of Solano County are becoming crap... and stinkin' up the rest of the county. It's not a matter of working together... it's a matter of fixing the problem. A place to start might be to get a new sheriff who will allow people to carry concealed weapons and sponsor firearms training for the people... and to have a DA who will support the victims of crimes who defend themselves... instead of a DA to files felony animal cruelty charges against a domestic violence victim who fled her home. Supervisors... you need to represent the people... not your good-old-boys and special interests. You need to call out government potentiates who do a disservice to the people. Do your job or you'll be lookin' for a job. (Where is Don Pippo when you need him?)

    Reply | Report abusive comment
  • SteveMay 11, 2014 - 7:37 am

    Skip Thomson would ask the Board of Supervisors to eliminate Santa Claus if he thought it would help the Grinch beat Jim Spering in a Supervisors race.

    Reply | Report abusive comment
  • ?May 11, 2014 - 8:03 am

    Vote, Vote, Vote for Skip... I Vot-ted for Skip.... Skip, Skip, Plee-ase Skip... En-dorse... Clift?

    Reply | Report abusive comment
  • 2realMay 11, 2014 - 8:54 am

    Geez. I never heard so much on pam until this election was getting nearer. This is some sorry last ditch effort to get votes and i aint buyin!! Mr. Thompson, go SKIP town, and bertani go feed the thugs and the homeless with that bull!. Because with everything you stand for and dont stand for, i lost my appetite!! Pam no matter how many people you pay under the table to make yourself look better.... WE THE PEOPLE KNOW THE TRUTH!!

    Reply | Report abusive comment
  • JagMay 11, 2014 - 9:20 am

    Skip, I think at this point Pam would need Obama to come and campaign for her. this is now the forth article about her and it is nineteen comments against and ZERO for.

    Reply | Report abusive comment
  • SalMay 11, 2014 - 10:31 am

    Skip you are a good man but you are supporting the wrong person due to party affiliations. She is not worthy of your or our support and writing a letter to the editor is not going to budge those who know her too well to vote for her. Pick a better candidate.

    Reply | Report abusive comment
  • JBMay 11, 2014 - 11:07 am

    Worry because Pam probably has a chance despite her horrible record. People will vote for her and the SEIU will back her despite the fact she does not want to fulfill her current obligation to the people of Fairfield. Pam keep talking about crime because that is all you do. Actions speak louder than words. Crime is out of control in your area and the people you swore to serve are suffering. Go back to Oakland, maybe you could work for Jean Quan.

    Reply | Report abusive comment
  • DotMay 12, 2014 - 8:39 pm

    This letter is a blatant example of the SEIU machine, led by Thomson, who will run anyone for office no matter their credibility or respectability. SEIU mentality: as long as it's not Jim Spering. Embarrassing. What will be more embarrassing is how badly she will lose not only this race but her run for Fairfield Mayor, re-election to Council, State Assembly, or any other political climbing goal seat she has her eye on.

    Reply | Report abusive comment
.

Solano News

Fairfield-Suisun sits between bay, valley

By Barry Eberling | From Page: A1, 10 Comments | Gallery

 
Salvation Army gets ready for Thanksgiving

By Susan Hiland | From Page: A1 | Gallery

Teens at Boys & Girls Clubs get their own place

By Amy Maginnis-Honey | From Page: C1 | Gallery

 
New mobile office adds reach to The Salvation Army

By Susan Hiland | From Page: A1

Time to start a local hall of fame

By Brad Stanhope | From Page: A2, 5 Comments

 
Conservancy plans Quail Ridge Walk in December

By Susan Hiland | From Page: A3

Film festival brings people together for good causes

By Susan Hiland | From Page: A3 | Gallery

 
Advance preparation mitigates frost damage

By Kathy Low | From Page: C4

 
Sudden Infant Death awareness and prevention

By Susan Whalen | From Page: C4

Weather for Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014

By Daily Republic staff | From Page: B6

 
 
Two injured in Fairfield shooting

By Ian Thompson | From Page: A12, 10 Comments

.

US / World

Storms raise hope in California drought

By The Associated Press | From Page: A1

 
Gambling nuke commander linked to fake poker chips

By The Associated Press | From Page: A1

Winners and losers under Obama’s immigration plan

By The Associated Press | From Page: A4, 3 Comments

 
Kohler introduces odor-eating toilet seat

By The Associated Press | From Page: A5, 1 Comment

Civic group: No Ferguson grand jury decision yet

By The Associated Press | From Page: A5

 
WWII mementos found in suitcase at thrift store

By The Associated Press | From Page: A5

 
Hawaii airline tells pilots to return $4,000 bonus

By The Associated Press | From Page: A6, 2 Comments

Dogfighting thrives in years since Vick case

By The Associated Press | From Page: A6

 
Man sets house on fire, kills responding deputy

By The Associated Press | From Page: A6

Report: Washington toddler shot playing with gun

By The Associated Press | From Page: A6

 
Police: Pregnant woman, 3 others fatally shot

By The Associated Press | From Page: A6

Official: SD man kills 4, including self, wounds 1

By The Associated Press | From Page: A7

 
Pope meets with autistic children

By The Associated Press | From Page: A7

Biden announces new aid for Syrian refugees

By The Associated Press | From Page: A9

 
AP sources: Obama broadens mission in Afghanistan

By The Associated Press | From Page: A9

Somalia’s al-Shabab kills 28 non-Muslims in Kenya

By The Associated Press | From Page: A9, 1 Comment

 
Kerry says gaps remain in talks about Iran’s nukes

By The Associated Press | From Page: A9

Iraqi forces, Islamic State group battle in Ramadi

By The Associated Press | From Page: A10

 
Japan earthquake collapses homes, causes injuries

By The Associated Press | From Page: A10

.

Opinion

 
State Capitol braces for budget battle

By Dan Walters | From Page: A8

 
Editorial Cartoon: Nov. 23, 2014

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: A8, 1 Comment

 
Act of kindness at Raiders game

By Letter to the Editor | From Page: A8, 6 Comments

.

Living

Today in History: Nov. 23, 2014

By The Associated Press | From Page: A2

 
Community Calendar: Nov. 23, 2014

By Susan Hiland | From Page: A2

Give the gift of gratitude this holiday season

By Dalia Adams | From Page: C3

 
Buddhist community builds shrine in Pineville yard

By The Associated Press | From Page: C3

Caught up in the spirt of the music

By The Associated Press | From Page: C3

 
Horoscopes for Nov. 23, 2014

By Holiday Mathis | From Page: C4

Hackers can get into everything, including your camera lens

By Kathy Mitchell and Marcy Sugar | From Page: C4

 
Library project puts 50 years of yearbooks online

By The Associated Press | From Page: C6, 1 Comment

Metrosexuals be gone: Europe is agog for beards

By The Associated Press | From Page: C6

 
Graphic novel teaching history at Mississippi schools

By The Associated Press | From Page: C6

.

Entertainment

PUBLISHERS WEEKLY BEST-SELLERS

By The Associated Press | From Page: C2

 
Lamott offers healing words in ‘Small Victories’

By The Associated Press | From Page: C2

Eddie Izzard has book deal

By The Associated Press | From Page: C2

 
Whoopi Goldberg writing book about marriage

By The Associated Press | From Page: C2

Bryan Cranston reads profane hit nursery rhyme

By The Associated Press | From Page: C2

 
TVGrid

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: B11

.

Sports

Cousins lifts sluggish Kings over Wolves, 113-101

By The Associated Press | From Page: B1

 
Stanford routs rival Cal 38-17 in 117th Big Game

By The Associated Press | From Page: B1

Sacramento State downs UC Davis 41-30

By The Associated Press | From Page: B1

 
49ers host Redskins looking for third straight win

By The Associated Press | From Page: B1 | Gallery

 
Vermette nets winner for Coyotes vs. Sharks

By The Associated Press | From Page: B2

Green says he’s ready to return to lineup for Broncos

By The Associated Press | From Page: B2

 
Bills practice in Detroit prepping for Jets game

By The Associated Press | From Page: B2

No. 4 Duke tops Stanford to win Coaches vs Cancer

By The Associated Press | From Page: B2

 
Vacaville Christian’s Kenyon voted Sierra Delta League MVP

By Daily Republic staff | From Page: B2

 
Suzy Whaley becomes 1st female officer at PGA

By The Associated Press | From Page: B2

Giants World Series exhibit goes on display Monday

By The Associated Press | From Page: B2

 
Rivalry 150 goes to Lafayette, 27-7 over Lehigh

By The Associated Press | From Page: B3

 
Harvard beats Yale 31-24 in The Game

By The Associated Press | From Page: B3

Oklahoma’s Perine runs for record 427 yards

By The Associated Press | From Page: B3

 
Bowling results for Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014

By Daily Republic | From Page: B4

Bocce results for Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014

By Daily Republic | From Page: B4

 
Bicycle racing for Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014

By Daily Republic | From Page: B4

Granada clings to 1-shot lead at LPGA finale

By The Associated Press | From Page: B4

 
Swiss lead France 2-1 in Davis Cup final

By The Associated Press | From Page: B4 | Gallery

 
This date in sports history for Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014

By The Associated Press | From Page: B5

.

Business

Businesses cash in as women chase bigger butts

By The Associated Press | From Page: B7

 
Tips on getting deals during Black Friday blitz

By The Associated Press | From Page: B7

 
Most US unemployed don’t get benefits: Here’s why

By The Associated Press | From Page: B7

At a Glance: Pros, cons of mobile-payment systems

By The Associated Press | From Page: B12

 
Review: No cash, cards, just mobile pay for a week

By The Associated Press | From Page: B12

Recalls this week: strollers, candles, chargers

By The Associated Press | From Page: B12

 
.

Obituaries

Norah Dean

By Nancy Green | From Page: A4

 
Florentina R. Dulay Florendo

By Susan Hiland | From Page: A4

Albert M. Ranzani

By Susan Hiland | From Page: A4

 
.

Comics