Retired FBI agent Jeff Rinek is incorrect in accusing Sheriff Steve Moore of mishandling his budget, “The San Joaquin Sheriff’s Office may be due for an audit,” April 10. I did not attend the forum, but I was able to view it online, as you can too!
Clearly in the video, Sheriff Moore is referring to using excess dollars from the current county budget to address the likely shortfall of the impending budget.
One of my main responsibilities as a county supervisor, along with my other four colleagues, is to approve the county budget and to make sure that our precious tax dollars are spent wisely.
I can assure you, Sheriff Moore is very careful with his budget and is a good steward of our tax dollars. That’s why the majority of the board has endorsed Sheriff Moore for re-election! We agree that he has done an amazing job of finding ways to put more deputies on patrol to protect our neighborhoods, even during these rough economic times when his overall budget has been reduced!
Next time, I hope that Mr. Rinek will check his facts online or give county staff a call.
San Joaquin County Supervisor, Fourth District