Fresno Sheriff's Lawsuit will Cost Taxpayers and Solve Nothing

Fresno County Sheriff Margaret Mims is soon to file a lawsuit against the Fresno County Board of Supervisors that will surely have taxpayers paying for lawyers on both sides. Suing the board is not going to solve the county’s budget problems, bring any resolution to the issue of inmate releases or make the streets any safer. This is Sheriff Mims trying to have the last say and prove that…well I don’t know…that she’s right? The main problem here is that the taxpayers should not have to pay for Mims’ apparent need to prove a point. It is absurd that a county already burdened with significant budget woes will now have to dig deeper into their pockets—all because Ms. Mims has to take a disagreement within government straight to the courts. It sure is easy to file lawsuits when someone else is paying the bill. This is why taxpayers are so often caught holding the bag for a multitude of disputes including this one. Government needs to work this one out without the lawsuits.


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