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March 29, 2015

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Letter to the editor:

Henderson is no Mayberry

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I had to chuckle after reading of the recent report that Henderson paid $80,000 for by the International City/County Management Association concerning the city’s police department.

The association praised the department as having a “small-town approach,” apparently reminiscent of Sheriff Taylor and his deputy, Barney, in Mayberry.

This vision strikes me as comical, when I often see an elderly citizen stopped for a traffic violation, and there are usually two, sometimes three, police cars involved.

Then, of course, there is the ongoing federal grand jury that is apparently looking into the head-stomping of a motorist who was in diabetic shock by police Sgt. Brett Seekatz. Oh, that’s right. Sgt. Seekatz was “disciplined.” And the city paid the victim $158,500. And they paid his wife $99,000. “Small-town approach?” Um, it doesn’t seem to appear that way.

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  1. Consultants are hired and paid by the same people they are evaluating and reporting on. They use your watch to tell you what time it is and then charge you for it. It's a sham and a fraud. A waste of time and taxpayer money [no pun intended].


    Henderson consistently ranks in the top 100 in terms of best cities to live in in the US. Try to find another Nevada town on the list.

  3. byblondie1090,

    It's obvious that you are not happy living in the desert,and prefer to live in area's with much more vegetation,such as Reno.

    To be perfectly honest with you, some of us love the desert life and the rocks and sand,along with heat that comes with most deserts.
    If desert life does not appeal to you,perhaps you should consider to not discribe it as you do.Some of us also don't like the cold snowy winters that come with living in Reno.But we have enough common sense as to not try and paint a negative picture for others who truly love it.

    Time for you to consider some options that are open to you.