To the editor:

Re: Aug. 15 Steve Nash article, “Agreement with city allows Ariaz to retire”

Shame, shame, shame on our city council, allowing Vince Ariaz to retire. This is not the right occasion to use fiscal responsibility as a motivator.

The agreement was entered into, as stated in the article, to avoid the time, expense and uncertainty of possible arbitration/litigation. We can think of no crime that more deserves the time, expense and uncertainty than a crime against a child. We should protect the children of our community at all costs.

We salute H. D. Jones for having the conscience to vote no on this issue.

Stacy and Nancy Jackson

Brownwood