I ran into an Ada County Sheriff’s Deputy at Moxie Java in Meridian yesterday. Good news: Deputy Don Clough told me that crime rates are down in Ada County! Today, Major Ron Freeman confirmed that, although it seems counter-intuitive with the economy in such bad shape, crime rates ARE down. Let’s try to keep it that way.
This is, sadly, a good news/bad news story. The bad news is that today, Ada County Coroner Erwin Sonnenberg made us aware that he is seeing an increase in the number of cases in which families are unable to pay for the cremation or burial of their loved ones. That responsibility then falls upon the shoulders of Ada County property taxpayers.