Privatizing public works is a serious matter In Dawn Feldhaus’ report of the meeting of the City of Washougal City Council, the innocuous wording would not make the average reader aware of the seriousness of one of the subjects being discussed – the City is considering giving control of the city’s water and sewer systems to a private operator. This frightens me.
Letters to the Editor
Land being decimated by clear-cutting I had never been to the Northwest until I moved here 12 years ago. I knew it rained but I also knew it to be a very beautiful place and assumed we would buy a house on a decent-sized lot, with decent-sized trees, and that our windows would be a decent distance from our neighbor’s windows. What a naive assumption.
Vote Mielke and Madore Clark County would be blessed to have Dave Madore and Tom Mielke elected as County Commissioners. Mielke is an experienced public servant and also a U.S. Army veteran with strong qualities.
Chamber needs to support local businesses For the last six years Kidz with Ice has been applying to get into Camas Days. The reasons are always different as to why the Camas-Washogual Chamber of Commerce and Brent Erickson, its executive director, do not support this small local business.
No to Camas tax hike Camas residents should reject the Excess Levy Camas proposes to boost Emergency Medical Services taxes significantly from 35 cents per $1,000 of property value for homes and businesses to 46 cents per $1,000 of value. This is estimated to boost Camas EMS funds from about $888,825 to $1,182,775 in the first year and grow for six years.
Step up for democracy I hear a lot of complaints about corporations that are pouring unlimited and unidentified dollars into the our elections.
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.
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.