Letter to the Editor
Last updated 12/19/2019 at Noon
The report of the December 3 Ritzville City Council in The Journal could have and should have read differently.
The council member who first presented the case for hiring of a new police officer was not mentioned. That presentation was a major part of the council discussion. She made clear that police protection is a primary purpose of government, so if a new officer was justified as the council seem to agree, then that hiring should take priority over the expenditures for purposes not so dear.
Given the extensive coverage of the topic in The Journal, the coverage of that meet...