The feature on Jimmy Smith (June 2) made it clear what a loss this community has suffered with his passing. The wide variety of personal reflections citing his deep commitment to respect for all serves as an inspiration to each one of us, whether we were lucky enough to know him or not. His legacy lives on.
I hope that the Board of Supervisors will consider keeping his legacy alive by establishing an award that recognizes public servants who do their work just as he did, with a spirit of collaboration, cooperation and consideration. We were all better off because he lived, and it doesn't have to end because he died.
Sheila Evans, Eureka