Lynn Gray Breaux’s letter (April 24) commented on the “amazing morphology” of the Crime Control and Prevention District going from crime-fighting equipment to after-school programs.
He states, “If Chuck Silcox were alive today, this would do him in.”
The after-school program was added to the Crime Control and Prevention District before the renewal election of 2005.
Breaux knows it is not solely a control district but also covers prevention. The Fort Worth project has been rigorously evaluated and shown to be effective.
When the CCPD was up for renewal in 2005, Council Member Chuck Silcox was named to lead the election effort.
I worked closely with Silcox. He was aware of the After School Program and did not vote against it being in the budget.
Record numbers approved the renewal. It did not “do him in.”
— David E. Garrett, Bedford,
Fort Worth Police Planning Manager, Retired