Martin is an asset to ECFR board
Voting for a fire district commissioner has always been a bit of a mystery to me in that they, the commissioners, are of rather low profile in the political arena. They just quietly do their job in support of the many dedicated fire and rescue professionals.
Martha Martin is currently a commissioner on the East County Fire and Rescue Board and is running for re-election to a second term. In my opinion, Martin supports spending our tax dollars only after due consideration and determination of real needs and therefore should be given your careful consideration for re-election. Martins understanding and concern for ongoing budget discussions will be of great value to the community and to the ECFR Board.
Vote to retain Martha Martin on the ECFR Board.
John Raynor, Camas
Tax credit program is a win-win
If the state government came and put $133,000 down on the table and said, “We want to give this to you to improve your city. All you need to do is be at the head of the line of requestors.” Wouldn’t you want to be the first in line to scoop it up?
This scenario is playing out right now in Camas through the Washington State Business & Occupation Tax Credit Incentive Program. WA State has 1.5 million in monies set aside for Main Street Programs across the state, and each Main Street Program (the Downtown Camas Association being one of them) has access to up to $133,000. Many communities are successful in receiving the total allocation, and we would like to be one of them this year! We simply need to be among the first to scoop it up.
However, this scenario reminds me of one of those party games in which one partner has their hands tied behind their back and only the other partner is allowed to scoop the prize off the table. We are looking for a partner in the game who values local economic prosperity and who can literally “lend a hand” to scoop up this funding!