The nine-month contract negotiation process between the Ventura County Community College District Board of Trustees and faculty members goes on, using ever more of the time and energy of personnel and taxpayers' money. It could and should be ended right now.
A neutral, state-appointed fact-finder was brought in after an impasse was reached. Both sides had equal access to the arbitrator, who has now made a report. The findings are non-binding, but the faculty is ready to accept them. The district should too.
CAROL S. WEINSTOCK