The Times article (Oct. 15) in regard to the initiative that would limit all jails to Santa Ana emphasizes how irresponsible the canyon residents and County Supervisors Don R. Roth and Gaddi H. Vasquez can be.
The ability to raise money and hire a professional political consultant does not make the coalition right. There are reasons the initiative is unfair and never should be on the ballot.
Santa Ana already has a jail. The new induction and release center will soon open here. When the new jail is built in Gypsum Canyon, all inmates, after they have served their time, will still be released in Santa Ana. Santa Ana has done its fair share in keeping Orange County safe.
The various citizens' groups in the canyons are no doubt strong supporters of law and order, but they demand not to be asked to do their part in housing some of the criminal population of Orange County.