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“The time has come,” the walrus said, “to talk of many things”

“The time has come,” the walrus said, “to talk of many things”

We’ve had a long and pleasant reprieve but it appears, unfortunately, that the mathematically challenged Jon Barton has regained his mojo. The Walrus is once again weighing in and sharing his regressive views in the local paper regurgitating industry talking points on fossil-fuel development and now blathering on about county governance. Barton has offered us […]

McKelvey statement on administrator and county governance

McKelvey statement on administrator and county governance

If it is determined that adding a county administrator will make Coos County more efficient and productive, then by all means we should do it. But we shouldn’t have to “pay” for it by neutering our BOC. There are twelve other Oregon counties with both a full time, three member BOC and a county administrator.

Pettit pens missive, claims structure advisory vote was December 19

Pettit pens missive, claims structure advisory vote was December 19

The meetings are themselves so disorganized that even Pettit is confused. For example, when Pettit gave his power point presentation to the commissioners recently he claimed that a unanimous vote had taken place on November 9, while in his letter he says the vote was on December 19. He also claims that all members were present on December 19, however, Laird Bryan was absent.

Real reason for county administrator revealed today

Real reason for county administrator revealed today

Bice behaved like a wanna-be shock jock at times, referring to “knuckle draggers” and “CAVE people” to which Barton and Pettit cheered but otherwise the show was pretty underwhelming except when the audience was treated to the sound of Jon Barton belching. Pettit appears to be masking his hate for Randy Sanne by continuing to pick on Solid Waste, so there was nothing new there and Barton and Slater sounded like, well, Barton and Slater.

Lawyer files public records request with sheriff for structure advisory committee emails

Lawyer files public records request with sheriff for structure advisory committee emails

Pursuant to ORS 192.440, I am writing to respectfully request copies of all emails, and attachments thereto, that you have sent or received from any of the following individuals between the dates of August 11, 2011 and February 23, 2012, which in anyway relate to the business of the Coos County Structure Committee:

Sanne calls structure committee co-chair Pettit “rogue”

It is clear that commissioner opponents, incumbent Bob Main and challenger Randy Sanne share a few common views, in particular, their mutual disdain for the opinions and tactics used by structure advisory committee co-chair, Al Pettit. Speaking at the Americans For Prosperity meeting this week, Sanne fielded a question about the recommendation to hire a county manager. The recommendation is not popular with AFP members and it opened the door for more comments about the often insulting Al Pettit.

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