Letters to the Editor

No to police layoffs

What an absolute disgrace for Miami-Dade commissioners to vote for a slight tax increase to fund libraries instead of directing that money for police. I guess libraries are more important than police protection.

County Mayor Carlos Gimenez has been good at keeping his promise by not raising the tax rate, but laying off 230 police officers so he can keep his word is going to bring more crime to our streets.

Some of the money would go for libraries. No wonder 230 policemen have to be laid off to fill the budget gap. Layoff workers from less vital services and maintain the employees where they are badly needed. Don’t eliminate our needed police officers and firefighters to fill the budget gap.

Jack J. Russell, Miami