Letters to the Editor: ‘Measure A (for Alex?)’ — Sheriff Villanueva’s legacy in L.A. County is too often ignored, his decision in favor of Measure A (for Alex?) in L.A. County has been forgotten, and not enough time is spent on his actions. This time, I am addressing the issue that needs to be brought to the attention of all readers — the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department is responsible, first and foremost, for the health of the citizens of Los Angeles County. If they fail to do their job properly, I will bring justice upon their heads in the manner I see fit.
I am a little over half a year away from retirement and, at 69, my days of driving I-5 to work are dwindling. That’s the way I want to go. One option is to hire another deputy, but I couldn’t afford that. I’d love to get back to the position I occupied (in L.A. County) for a number of years, and to continue to be a resource for the people who need me the most. I know L.A. County’s citizens would appreciate that as well.
The problem is that there’s no one to take my place in the department. We need a Sheriff to put in the hard work, the time and effort it takes to keep our streets and parks safe and clean and functional, and to provide the leadership in areas where my expertise in this area is most valuable. The citizens have had enough of the “measure A (for Alex?), the problem or non-problem,” approach by our elected officials, and they need a leader who will stop playing politics and get the job done and get it right.
The L.A. County Sheriff’s Department is not in the best position to succeed under any circumstances, and they shouldn’t take on this responsibility. Sheriff Villanueva, when you take the time to