The last thing our county Board of Supervisors should be doing is picking and choosing which laws should be fully enforced and which should not really be enforced by county employees.
As much as we sympathize with non-profit groups regarding a new state law that puts unrealistic regulations on the sale of food items at public events, we are disappointed that county Supervisor Gary Wyatt told county health officials at last week's supervisors meeting that they should consider enforcing the "spirit of the law" rather than the "letter of the law."
If an elected official insists on pushing for such a practice, it would be much smarter to do so privately, and there are good reasons for that.
Let's not even go into the whole matter of county liability if someone got sick from some food inspected by a county inspector who was only enforcing the "spirit of the law." Instead, let's talk about that it sets horrible precedent for Wyatt, fellow Supervisor Tony Tirado and any other supervisors to ask that only the "spirit" of a law be enforced.