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Bertani correct to push crime issue

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

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  • 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?

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  • 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?)

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  • 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.

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  • ?May 11, 2014 - 8:03 am

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

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  • 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!!

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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