City Council needs to take a hard line at expenses ■ Colleen Swinhart / Contributed Dear Editor, I think it is a blessing in disguise that Chief Dave Brown wishes to leave the Hemet Police Department. There is no comparison of the crimes committed in Hemet vs. the crimes committed in San Jacinto as listed each week in The Valley Chronicle. Why are we paying his salary of more than $300,000 a year when crime has not declined, but instead has steadily risen? It is truly time he moves on. It’s just a shame that he waited to announce his departure until after Measure U was passed, because he was the

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