From DAVE SMITH
Editor, Ukiah Daily Journal:
Thank you, Dan Hamburg and Sheriff Allman, for expressing your views and defending your jobs strongly and passionately. In tough times we need more leaders who care and you are showing our community just how much you do care.
As for the Ukiah Daily Journal’s coverage calling it “yelling”, and in your one-sided editorial opinion (1/30/11) accusing Mr. Hamburg of “shouting” and “losing it”, give me a break. Now you’re sounding like right-winger David Anderson exaggerating to make a point. Checking the exchange on Ukiah Valley TV clearly shows strongly stated views, but yelling and shouting? No. Losing it? No.
Please, allow our county leaders to show both passion and compassion as we all work through these tough times, and stop “losing it” with your own coverage.
[Update] Unfortunately, this clip leaves off the first minute or so of the sheriff’s presentation during which he stated his hope that at least three members of the board would “get it” about his inability to cut his budget further. -DH]