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At a March 17th meeting, we heard about all the wonderful changes using forfeiture monies that the current Sheriff Martin Cuellar implemented, included the previously mentioned elevator repair from a previous post. Woohoo!! Lots of good stuff, even the uniforms despite the easily-confused-with-Border-Patrol-new-jackets.
Well, surprise, surprise, I also heard at this gathering that the sidewalk curbs outside the Sheriff’s offices were going to be fixed! YAY!! I still don’t know if it is county or city responsibility since it is a sidewalk but the 100% thing I am sure is that it is not-ADA compliant because someone in a wheelchair cannot get in without being lifted. I haven’t searched the county or the city’s sidewalk fixing plans but since it was announced at a public meeting, I am guessing it will be happening. Nothing like seeing it in black & white, though.
I wasn’t a fan of former Sheriff Rick Flores and am not a fan of Sheriff Martin Cuellar (public speaking is NOT his forte) but I respect their work. Maybe I am just a grumpy old lady who is not a fan of anyone 😛 It is a big job that they have and I believe they try to do their best. Oh, and a note to the PIO who was doing the presentation – uh, it is so NOT a good idea to say “It helps to know Henry Cuellar, right?” when you are referring to the latest changes that Sheriff Cuellar implemented in the Sheriff’s offices and jail. That people are always suspect of elected officials is bad enough but implying corruption in public is … no comment.