In response to the recent letter by Carmen Araujo, it seems that she is upset that Sheriff Carter was not at the mentioned forums to answer some questions she had.
My first response is, if the questions are so important, why wait until a forum to ask them? Maybe you should ask them as they come up. My second response is, have you addressed these issues directly with the sheriff since the forums? My last response is, the address and phone number to the Sheriff's Office is in the phone book. Maybe you should call or visit to get an answer to your questions.
As far as the "Sheriff's Office internal personnel problems" that Mrs. Araujo makes reference to, consider the following: In the three years that Mr. Carter has been sheriff, over 111 new employees hired (mostly minorities and women), 44 people promoted (mostly minorities and women, including the first female chief deputy). Deputy pay increased by 13 to 33 percent. Correctional officer pay increased by 40 percent. Long overdue upgrades are now being done in the jail and other areas of the department.