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Support of the law

During the election season I read the liberal and conservative letters with an eye on accuracy.On Sept. 9 one appeared which was a very inaccurate smear of Olivia Diaz and Peter Van Zant. Re Mr. Van Zant did not support law enforcement.

Under Van Zant’s watch I find the following facts: 1 approved every safety budget, 2. approved a 23 percent salary package for Sheriff’s Department, 3. approved salary increase for jail personnel, 4. voted for funds for juvenile hall, 5. voted for 3 percent 50 retirement package, and the list goes on.

Van Zant did not just approve the above, but was very involved their creation. With these facts, Mrs. Diaz should wonder why law enforcement does not endorse her, as I also wonder!

Terry Haines

Nevada City

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