These ‘extra’ services are critical to what makes the islands such an exceptional place to live, but, in my opinion, are by no means ‘extra’.
How many times does one get an offer of “what can I do to help?” from any service provider, let alone a member of the government? But that is exactly what Joan White embraces in both her words and actions...
I wrote to Sheriff Rob Nou three times and left voice mail messages—none of which ever got a reply. We asked deputy Krebs for help and he came to the rescue.
I have had an opportunity to get to know Ron in the last year, starting when I needed assistance in a civil matter concerning the return of misplaced property to me. Ron showed up with a can-do approach that was to say, at the very least, impressive.
I want a sheriff who holds law enforcement professionals accountable for their actions; not someone beholding to the guild.
I am voting to approve the EMS levy not only for my own and my family’s self interest, but because my friends and our community need them.
In the past several days I have received mailings in support of the EMS levy and County Proposition 1. The difference between them is stark and telling.
If the levy does not pass, more internal cuts will be made, as well as cuts to services. A second failed levy will limit funds for many valued programs and will undoubtedly affect morale.
The level of professionalism, competency, and experience that Joan White brings to the office of superior court clerk is just outstanding. We are truly fortunate to have Joan working for all of us; she deserves to be reelected.
The county can either treat its citizens as thinking adults and disclose the necessary information, or it can treat its citizens as sheep. In this instance (Prop. 1), the county and its attorney, Mr. Gaylord, have opted to treat us as sheep.
I was going to thank him for having the courage to publicly state his beliefs about keeping guns out of the hands of the wrong people.
As an attorney, I have had regular contact with Joan, both in her role in the private sector and at the clerk's office. Through out all those years, I have appreciated Joan's skills and knowledge, her willingness to help me and others, and her friendly, "can-do" approach to her job.
Deputy Krebs is a good man and a competent, hardworking deputy. He states he has administrative experience but not in law enforcement. He has experience as a deputy but only eight years.
What a wonderful place this community could be if we had a department that worked for and answered to its citizens versus harassing them.
A Journal reader recently submitted a letter asking seven specific questions of EMS about the proposed increase in the its property tax levy. Click on the headline to read the reply.
I have worked closely with Rhonda during her 14-year tenure with the auditor’s office. Her knowledge of the county’s computer systems, her work ethic and her customer service skills will greatly serve the citizens of San Juan County, and will ensure a smooth transition for the office of treasurer.
When it comes to the style of policing, the past couple of years has seen a trend in what I think is the wrong direction. There seems to be a consistent emphasis on "catch and enforce" rather than "serve and protect."
I appreciate all the skills, experience, and time to further educate himself as Rob Nou has done and continues to do.
None of us are immune from a stroke and a fast response is very important when a stroke arrives; so if we lose our EMS services the next islander to have a stroke may very well die.
Everything was going smoothly until I tried to choose a password with "at least one alpha numeric... and at least one non-alphabetic special character." Really? My bank doesn't require such a thing.