- Author: Jeannette E. Warnert
More crime and fewer prosecutions, more unchecked abuse, more untreated disease, more mentally ill people in jail and the virtual elimination of UC Cooperative Extension in Sacramento are the consequences presented to the Sacramento County Board of Supervisors of current budget scenarios, according to an article in today's Sacramento Bee.
"Tearful mothers, elderly veterans, disabled residents and others pleaded for the programs and services on which they rely," wrote reporter Robert Lewis of the scene at the Board's second of three budget workshops.
Susan Gallagher, executive director of Mental Health America Northern California, called the cuts "inhumane."
"We're really cutting services to the poorest of the poor, the most vulnerable," she was quoted.