In a recent edition of The Columbian there was an article about how Clark County Public Health’s food safety team will be limiting in-person, unannounced visits to local restaurants (“Food Safety program temporarily changes,” The Columbian, April 2). Additionally, the results of the limited food protection efforts will no longer be published.
These steps limiting oversight of food safety are blamed on the pandemic. Who has the juice in the county to pressure the county to reduce food safety in this manner? Why even bother. These changes must be reversed and our food safety ensured. Clark County Council members, are you listening?
The other thing that caught my eye is the efforts to hold our local law enforcement accountable through the use of body cameras. This is a waste of money. I’m not sure what will work to end racism but this isn’t it. The only one who’ll benefit is the body camera’s manufacturers. Did anyone bother to research how they’ve worked in other jurisdictions that have tried them? They don’t work.
On a lighter note, I sure enjoy the Everyone Has a Story feature in our local paper.