Tonight the Salem City Council is expected to ask voters to approve an $82 million bond measure to build a new police facility. This is a bad proposal. It deserves to be rejected in the November election.
I'm planning to testify during the public comment period at tonight's City Council meeting.
One thing I want to say is that just as someone can be a strong supporter of our armed forces and still be opposed to wasteful military spending, so can someone be a strong supporter of the Salem Police Department and still oppose an over-priced new police facility that harms this town's ability to meet other pressing needs.