Letters to the Editor: L.A. County voters made a big mistake passing Measure A in June
I am a resident of Los Angeles County. As a resident of the County I pay property tax for services provided to me by the County.
Some of the services include the following:
– The County provides roads and police services (including the Sheriff’s Department and Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department)
– The County provides fire and ambulance services
– The County provides garbage collection and recycling services
– The County provides park and recreation services
– The County provides law enforcement and law enforcement services on roads and public roads, including the Department of Motor Vehicles, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, the California Highway Patrol, and other local law enforcement services
-The County provides building services, including police, fire and trash collection, and other services such as building maintenance and electrical services
Over the years I am aware that as a resident of the County I have been frustrated because of the County’s failure to provide services which it has always been obligated to supply. The County provides services it is obligated to provide, but the County has taken actions to reduce its services while increasing taxes to fund the County. I am well aware of the problems we have had with the Police Department and have been frustrated for years about that, including the department’s failure to adequately deal with gangs and other criminals. I recently became aware of their treatment of the homeless and their failure to provide necessary services.
The County provides services to residents, but it doesn’t provide services to the people who are forced to rely on its services.
In my opinion, Measure A passed on June 5, the same day that the County was forced to release the public safety numbers for 2013. The first of those numbers, the one for traffic accidents in Los Angeles County, were released by the County earlier in the year.
I read those numbers and believe that we have had a “good year.” I believe that the actual number of traffic accidents in