Commissioners expressed their distaste of a state Senate bill that aims to reduce the state’s prison population at their meeting Monday. On Thursday, commissioners agreed to send a letter of formal opposition to state leaders.
SB 1014 passed by an 18-13 vote April 15. It must get approval in the House before it can go on for the governor’s signature.
If successful, SB?1014 will take those convicted of class D and some class C felonies out of state prisons. Instead, those convicted would serve their sentences in county jails.
In other business, the commission:?
• Heard from Eastern District Commissioner Bill?Farnham who said sign theft is on the rise again.
“We’ve had another rash of sign thefts,”?Farnham said. “A big rash. We can’t keep up with it. It’s sad. It’s a waste of time and money.”?
• Heard from a resident on Sacramento Lane about bringing the road into the county.
“It should have been a county road a long time ago because of the amount of houses on it,”?Farnham said. The road is in his district, and the resident was told to move forward with plans to deed the road to the county.
• Considered holding a county item surplus sale.