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The World misses the mark on Charter

The World misses the mark on Charter

By Theo Stanley Most citizens of Coos County are too busy with their normal lives and are unable to attend commission meeting. Those that do make time are now labeled “the noisemakers” by Mr. Barton. These “noisemakers” are citizens expressing their constitutional rights to express their opinion on how they are governed and how the […]

Charter organizers target of vandalism

Charter organizers target of vandalism

A vehicle owned by Jaye Bell and Ronnie Herne, founders of the home rule charter committee, ARRRG, appears to have been sabotaged. Sheriff’s officials have been notified and the vandalism includes sidewalls slit, tampering with the throttle and draining the engine oil. In each instance the damage was done in such a way as to disable the vehicle only after traveling and could have caused serious injury or fatality to oncoming traffic as well as Bell and Herne.

Reminder for governance debate forums UPDATED

Reminder for governance debate forums UPDATED

Bill Grile, Cam Parry and The Walrus were observed prepping for tomorrow’s debates at a downtown coffee shop yesterday and no doubt we will hear the same complaints about the charter being too restrictive, etc… but I hope both sides will focus upon their mutual failings which is the lack of any fiscal impact analysis or cost benefit studies. Neither side knows what the real costs of these proposed changes are, not the capital/implementation costs, or the ongoing operational costs,

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