Letter to the Editor for Sept. 25, 2012

CCIA would like to set the record straight

Regarding Dawn Feldhaus’s Sept. 11 article “Candidate’s use of Grove Field parking lot generates complaints,” which described 18th District Representative and candidate Liz Pike’s use of the airport parking lot for her campaign fundraiser, CCIA would like to set the record straight.

The article begins with a reference to Concerned Citizens In Action and closes with another reference to CCIA. To the average reader it would seem that the actions of Richard Hamby were in some way connected to CCIA. That is not factual. Concerned Citizens In Action had no involvement in this matter.

According to Richard Hamby, Ms. Feldhaus was fully informed of this, and Mr. Hamby indicated that he was acting as a single community citizen in reporting his concerns to the Port of Camas-Washougal.

The inclusion of CCIA in this story only serves to mislead the readers about the activities of our organization. Specifically, we do not get involved in any political campaign.

CCIA supports citizen involvement in their government, as is stated in our mission statement: “CCIA, an independent, non-partisan, non-profit organization, acts to promote public and government education, government transparency, open government process, accountability, factual information without fear or favor, outreach, and collaborations with other like groups. The goal is an active, informed, engaged citizenry that maintains control over their government.”

I hope such a clarification will serve to better inform your readers about Concerned Citizens In Action. For additional information about CCIA, visit www.concernedcitizensinaction.org/.

John Wagoner, president

Concerned Citizens In Action

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