Funny, the story doesn't mention the main criticisms that will resonate with voters: That a) it will cost a quarter-billion [dollars], b) it would cause property tax hikes during a recession, or c) that the Sheriff can't staff current facilities without overtime and doubleshifts and couldn't staff the new facility.
That's okay, there's a full year before any election. I'm sure the Chron will get around to discussing costs and whether the the county can afford it sometime before then, right?
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Avoiding the issues
A reader points out that the Houston Chronicle has an editorial this morning which appears to obliquely reference Grits' criticism of the proposed Harris County jail expansion (I assume I'm among the "judicial issue bloggers" to whom they're reacting, though they offered no reciprocal linkage). The Chron thinks building more jail space would be just fine and dandy, thank you very much. Check it out. I reacted thusly in the comments: