Washougal citizens should join together
I’ve read now two different articles about Washougal and the audit results concerned with the new pedestrian tunnel project. For my view, I believe Washougal meant well but they just did not have in place the right people, with the right knowledge and experience, to guide the city through the many complex accounting tunnels necessary for the task. In essence, they had a good plan, a good thing to accomplish, but just did not execute the fiscal accounting of it correctly.
For whatever reasons, Washougal always seems to be in the news but not always for the best of reasons. I find this sad, distressing. I call this community home now. I have adopted Washougal or rather maybe it has adopted me. I have come to really appreciate the many colorful characters that live here, the steep green mountains that surround us, the forever flowing Columbia that marks our border, the pioneering spirit and history of it’s peoples, the legacy of a hard working community that always seems to be searching, looking, for what it will become……… but more so, for what it wants to be.
For whomever reads this now, I think now is the time, to look toward this small community’s leaders, the Mayor, the City Council, and to try and communicate with them, to help them, not hinder them, in setting this tiny community right again. Much too long Washougal has been regarded as perhaps a misfit, a belligerent child, constantly in flux within a changing world and not knowing how to live in harmony.
The people who call Washougal home need to come together in a spirit of forgiveness, sound thinking, with a positive look toward the future and approach their elected officials with firm but loyal and reassuring hands and thus we all can approach the future with the firm resolve that always marked the pioneering spirit.
Mike Briggs, Washougal
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