OK, I know it’s hard to find much to complain about life in Camas and Washougal. The streets are clean, the trees are green and our citizens are as polite and friendly as they come.
But why, oh why, are we, in Camas and Washougal always so completely and unconditionally satisfied with the way our city governments, our school districts and port district spend our tax dollars? Why don’t most of us ever show up at city council, school board or port meetings to express an occasional disagreement with an issue at hand, or ever run for a seat on these boards and commissions?
Or at the very least, when local governments such as the Camas City Council are discussing new taxes to pay for road maintenance, why don’t citizens at least question those proposals?
In other words, when do we quit being so dang polite and speak our minds?
Such was the community response, or complete lack thereof, to the report last week in the Post-Record of the Camas City Council’s ongoing discussion of long term funding options — in other words new taxes — to pay for road maintenance within the city limits.