Our Klamath Basin
Upholding rural Americans' rights to grow food,
own property, and caretake our wildlife and natural resources.
by Bill Kennedy,
Klamath Falls, letter to the editor 10/15/08
One of the realities of the Klamath County Charter is that it
takes the career out of the County Commission positions. There
will no longer be promises of easy street salaries and benefits
offered to hand picked candidates by a few political party
Creating non-partisan positions for the Board of Commissioners is
attractive because it will diffuse much of the blame and bickering
the voters are tired of. Instead of finger pointing and blame, the
Klamath County Charter addresses real needs and direction to make
our county government work for the people, all the people.
Non-partisan positions eliminate primary elections. This, along
with commissioner district voting, will substantially reduce the
cost of running for office. One election instead of two and
district campaigns instead of campaigns countywide is good.
Last week I heard a voter express that he was “Mad as !*##” and
fed up with politics based on blame and fear. It is more than sad
that the special interest groups, opposed to the Klamath County
Charter, are preying on vulnerable voters with fear and emotion.
Ok, I can put up with politics as usual for a couple of months,
but when county employees are told they will loose their jobs if
the charter passes and when senior citizens are told that their
social center stands to loose big dollars if the charter passes, I
get “Mad as !*##“!
The opposition of special interest groups is not being honest. If
a person says a lie enough times, they will soon believe it is the
truth. THE SKY IS NOT FALLING! The Charter does not expand
government spending and it does not threaten Senior Center
funding. The charter will not threaten the jobs of our valued
county work force. It does change the dynamics of our county
Thursday May 07, 2009 09:14 AM Pacific
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