It would seem that some are of the opinion that if something is repeated enough it will become true, even if totally untrue or unfounded. Such applies to the Port race.
It was first alleged that the Port meetings only recently started keeping minutes. Not true. It was alleged that the Port conducts its business behind closed doors. Not true. Other allegations, innuendo, gossip and insinuations have been made, but aren't really worth further discussion.
The truth is the Port of Walla Walla is doing pretty well. Given the economy over the last three years, the Port is doing exceedingly well.
The truth is the Port has been keeping accurate minutes, records and accounting for decades. The truth is the Port's meetings are published well in advance, are open to the public and if anyone wishes, one may attend and even speak or ask questions at every meeting.
The truth is the Port's offices are open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m, and many weekends you will find the executive director, Jim Kuntz, in his office still working. Jim is available, informed and diligent, and he does a great job for the Port.
Anyone is welcome at the Port offices to ask any questions, offer suggestions or just take a look at what goes on there. I've done so. If you want information, go, ask. The truth.
The truth is this group of Port commisioners, along with the executive director, are doing very well by this community. They are diligent, hard working, knowledgeable, attentive and great stewards of public interests. They listen, they investigate, they solve, they prepare for tomorrow.
They are doing well by the citizens of this wonderful community, love this community, and are our neighbors. Mike Fredrickson is an important part of the success the Port enjoys, and will continue to serve us well. The truth.
Our votes are important. Base yours on the truth, not gossip, unfounded assertions or sour grapes. My vote is for Mike Fredrickson, based on what I have seen, experienced and know. The truth.