Executive Director of the Criminal Justice Advisory Committee, Timothy Tardibono, issued the following statement: "CJAC is grateful the County Commissioners have approved the resolution to let the voters decide on a bond vote to build a new jail. Voters will get to decide whether they want to solve this three decade-long problem on June 28.
CJAC conducted an in-depth research study through our Facilities Subcommittee and determined that a new facility is the best and most cost-effective option for the taxpayer. We applaud the Commissioners for unanimously agreeing to create a Citizens Oversight Committee to provide the much-needed transparency and accountability that was missing in the current jail’s construction over 30 years ago. The new facility will include numerous aspects that will bring the facility in line with American Correctional Association standards which will make the building safer for staff and detainees.
This is the next step in the process of solving this problem. This vote is a vote to support public safety and to allow the community to solve this problem all without a property or sales tax increase."