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The word: humility.
August 14, page A5, RLD Statement: Section 3, A Complicated Story, 1: City assessed $.95/1000 has fallen in ten years to $.35/1000, has convinced me the RLD has entirely valid complaints. The RLD self-interest of its patrons and the City's self-interest of a cash cow are not the same. Good letter! Thank you for the advertisement in today's U-B! Will probably receive all the perusal as the recent participation of election, sadly. That said, I wish the RLD would consider renovating existing real-estate rather than new construction.
Our government at every level when faced with tough budget decisions almost always let maintenance be the first to go. They could not keep Memorial Pool adequately serviced, nor replace failed equipment, so they depreciated its value and wrote it off. A water-park, with all the additional complexity, would seem to need a full-time, with probably a part-time, all-round: plumber/electrician/hydraulic engineer. I just don't see the City hiring a well-qualified maintenance staff for a seasonal position.
Our City water supply is on a one hundred year replacement schedule? When that fails people will quite likely die. Keep a sense of perspective and priorities straight!
I've no complaint. This is, however, welfare for a corporation. Walla Walla has been without air-carriers before and the quote, "Walla Walla needs air service to be successful." is specious.
An iPad? WOW!
Did Mr. Chavira have a record of violence? Was he a gang-member? Were other accomplices outside, or inferred? Does a threat of retaliation constitute terror? How do we live wondering if the next time the door opens it will be your assassin? It is foolhardy to threaten violence. Violent crime is a dangerous occupation, as it should be.
I'd also add the Walla Walla Port Authority, and any other institution that can collect, levy, or, raise taxes, without consent of the governed. Elected, or appointed. Who watches the watchers? This question is passed to us from history by Plato and subjects of the Roman Empire. We've apparently learned nothing in the interrum. Perhaps it is time to re-examine our State Constitution.
Why the Coroner Jury was needed. Quote all the legalism you desire. Law, nor life, is based on absolutes of ink on paper.
What will get worse for the citizens of the County? Specifically? What would you have him do beyond improve his lack of understanding the job requirements? Having a clueless supervisor/ administrator is bad for morale. Early remarks and articles indicated he wanted to reorganize the Department. Was that needed, or, just, big fish little pond?
I'm genuinely curious.
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