I am not a long term resident and citizen of Washougal — only four years and counting. But in that time I could see a community in transition.
Letters to the Editor
Delavar contributes to government’s dysfunction In his Nov. 22 Post-Record guest column, Washougal City Councilman Michael Delavar says he thinks Washougal’s City Council should “ignore the conclusions of the strategic planning team” because “much of the work done so far has been based on a precariously unscientific survey.” This is his response to the strategic planning team’s second progress report at the Nov. 14 council workshop.
Entire County should vote on C-Tran tax increases There is no reason to be puzzled by the fact that voters approved the C-Tran Proposition 1 while favoring Initiative 1125 to limit tolling. If all voters where allowed to participate in the C-Tran vote, it’s likely Proposition 1 would have failed. A successful C-Tran vote was made possible through a cynical gerrymander.
Are school buses always needed? I did not walk 10 miles in 5 feet of snow to get to school, but I did walk a mile through the stubble of a newly cut buckwheat field, and I did walk a mile to high school. With a 10-subject curriculum, I carried lots of books, heavy books.
Message from a soldier I am a Washougal resident and local middle school history teacher who enlisted in the Army in 2008. Today, I said goodbye to my family to join my team in deploying to Afghanistan for a year. Since so many people in the media and in politics so often love to speak on the behalf of soldiers, I wanted to write you and share with you why I’m doing this, in my own words:
What are Steve Bang’s motives? I wasn’t going to write a letter to the editor, but after seeing the “Write-in” signs for Steve Bang pop up in the last couple of days, I decided I should.
Turk is a strong addition to Camas Council To be an effective elected representative I think it requires a focus on process, information gathering (through listening, reading, and participation), fact-checking, balancing big-picture with the details, then consensus building and/or compromising to reach a decision.
Turk will be an effective voice We are privileged to have Shannon Turk running for the Ward 3 position of the Camas City Council.
McDaniel considers all sides I have known Jennifer McDaniel for many years, and I believe she is an effective, dedicated member of our City Council. Not only does she do her own research when faced with tough issues, she considers all sides, and ultimately puts Washougal first when making her decisions.
ECFR incumbents are effective The majority of the East County Fire and Rescue Board of Commissioners is up for re-election this year. Collectively, Gary Larson, John Clancy and Jack Hoober have over 52 years of experience. As a 17-year resident, and a past fire commissioner for ECFR, I witnessed firsthand the exceptional performance of these individuals.