Dan Hils talks about his concerns regarding the railroad sale. He mentions the lack of transparency and secrecy surrounding the deal, as well as the lack of written details and obligations. He questions how the funds will be spent and who will be managing the $1.6 billion. Dan also expresses his concerns about the potential impact on police officer retention and salaries. He emphasizes the importance of having written documentation and not solely trusting the word of politicians. He concludes that without clarity on how the money can be used, he does not support the deal.
In Segment 2, Dan Hils discusses issues surrounding the Hamilton County Justice Center and the challenges faced by the corrections officers' union. The jail has numerous physical and structural problems, including malfunctioning doors, locks, and elevators. The union has filed grievances regarding safety concerns, but the labor management meetings have been limited to a small group, which causes fear of retaliation among corrections deputies. The sheriff has requested funding to fix these issues, but there is confusion as to why the problems were not already being addressed. The jail is understaffed, leading to excessive overtime costs, and concerns are raised about the safety of both the deputies and the inmates due to easily picked locks. The need for improved conditions and staffing is emphasized due to the presence of dangerous criminals in the facility. The temporary agreement for double-time overtime has expired, causing further strain on the deputies.