To the Editor:
Hurricane Sandy is a grim reminder of the risks we face from natural disaster. We all know that Kensington sits astride a major fault, and the scenes of devastation we see on the East Coast today could foreshadow a calamity right here.
That’s why the first responders for our community are so vital. At a moment’s notice, we could be relying on them for our very survival. And that’s why the choice we face in this local election is so important for our future.
Chuck Toombs and Pat Gillette have both worked hard to ensure we have an adequately funded, well-run police department. While some in this campaign have suggested our district faces financial problems, nothing could be further from the truth. The Measure G funding overwhelmingly approved by Kensington voters 2 years ago has assured that the department’s finances are sound with employees who are fairly paid and therefore able to live nearby.
Cathie Kosel’s relations with the KPD are beyond bad. She has lodged false criminal charges against Chief Greg Harman and Master Sgt. Ricky Hull and accused Officer Doug Wilson of lying. In the past, she has called for outsourcing our police services, and her well-documented conduct on the KPPCSD suggests she will dismantle the KPD if given the power to do so.
We can’t allow that to happen. When our time of need arrives, we will be glad we to have an independent, efficiently run police department. The choices we make in this election could lead to a much better outcome in the face of a disaster that could strike at any time.
Voting for Chuck Toombs and Pat Gillette is a vote to keep our community well prepared and strong. Please be sure to cast your ballots by mail as soon as possible or go to the polls Tuesday.
– Rodney Paul
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