The Oregonian, in its second of a series of articles about the proposed Jordan Cove LNG export terminal, exposes more about the nature of the divide between the proponents and opponents of the project. The author, Ted Sickinger, does a great job of sharing both sides of the story and quotes many familiar names. Timm […]
she is not quoting me but Timm Slater, the manager of the Center
after paying Sandy Messerle’s $70,586 salary and benefits package and other expenses that do NOT appear to include rent for their presence at the Visitors Center, the organization operated in the red to the tune of $16,939.
The publicity arm of the Bay Area Chamber of Commerce dutifully printed vehement denials by executive director Timm Slater, relating to allegations that chamber volunteers at the Coos Bay Visitor Center are telling people not to eat at the Blue Heron Bistro
Besides deflating this set of soaringly solemn covenants, the Chamber’s repeated bad-mouthing of my business has violated the relationship of trust not just with me, but with its entire membership.
WANTED: IDENTIFICATION OF LNG ROGUE GALLERY “This is a Private Meeting.” I’m driving to the restaurant about 9 Wednesday morning when I spot a dozen anti-LNG protesters waving their signs around the Tourist Info/SCDC office in downtown Coos Bay. Now it comes back to me: I had received a notification of some kind of LNG-promotional […]
he same paper that has provided thousands of, undeclared on OreStar, dollars in free publicity, thinly disguised as news or opinion, for the chamber sanctioned, CCAP and SCDC approved candidates suggest The Sentinel has a conflict of interest because of overt support for candidates.
A political advertisement published in the Bandon Western World supporting Fred Messerle reveals a long list of supporters from the business and economic development community ranging from the chamber rats Al Pettit, Jon Barton and Timm Slater to Cal Mukumoto of the tribe’s CEDCO arm, Mary Schamehorn, editor of the Myrtle Point Herald and mayor of Bandon, Joe Benetti, Joseph Drew of ORC, Ron Stuntzner and more. These people may have something to gain by electing Fred Messerle as a commissioner but the rest of us do not.
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.
Reading Wim de Vriend’s book, The JOB Messiahs and seeing all too familiar names like Timm Slater, Jim and John and Nikki Whitty, Arne Roblan and Joanne Verger and Bill Griles associated with past failed taxpayer funded economic development schemes it is easy to see why some people would prefer the book hadn’t been written. While I am still reading the book, (backwards from today), I am astonished that some of these people still expect the public to heed their recommendations. Remember the fable about the boy who cried wolf? Well, in Coos County it should be the tale of the same people who promise jobs and never deliver.