To the editor: There is something wrong within our city government. Rather than progress and improvement, we seem to be steadily falling apart. What little construction growth there may be is consistently thwarted by excessive fees and inconsistent demands, which cause citizens to put projects on hold until something more sensible makes progress possible. Water and sewer rates are completely out of hand. Residential rates for water and sewer in Hermiston is $39.13. Ours is nearly triple at $104.72 per month.
To the editor: It astounds me that people will write letters to criticize others when it is obvious they have not checked the facts! Mr. George Clark did this!
To the editor: My wife and I moved to The Dalles just over a year ago from a small town in Washington where we had lived for over 25 years.
To the editor: I would like to urge people to vote to retain Karen Ostrye as Circuit Court Judge in the upcoming election.
To the editor: During the 10 years I served on the Wasco County Court/Board of Commissioners I did not meet with my fellow commissioners outside regularly scheduled meetings nor did I travel throughout the county with either of them.
To the editor: Rod Runyon was a supporter of veterans long before it was “popular.”
To the editor: Picture the following scenario: District Attorney, Eric Nisley, a state employee, prepares an annual budget for his county department and county employees.
Candidate forum Community members are invited to mark their calendar for Tuesday, Oct. 21 and attend a candidate’s forum sponsored by The Dalles Chamber of Commerce and Wasco County Farm Bureau. The forum begins with a meet-and-greet at 5:30 p.m., political discussion from 6 to 9 p.m. Location is the third floor of Building 2, Columbia Gorge Community College campus. Participants will include candidates from city and county races and information on state ballot issues.
To the editor: Considering the continuing large increases in the city budget year after year that is way out of control and most of the tax payers and rate payers cannot afford especially with this economy.
To the editor: No more Baileys in county government! One is enough — the district attorney.
To the editor: Had enough? Consider the past six years of the Obama administration. The first two years the Democrats controlled the Congress. That was two years of do-nothing politics.
To the editor: Here is why I am voting for Taner Elliott for city council. With Taner Elliott you will have someone who is one of us and understands the challenges we all face on a daily basis.
To the editor: I am a veteran so I know the amount of support we get from Rod Runyon, it is high. He does a very good job of supporting all of Wasco County. Also he makes the rounds and knows what is going on in the county and what is needed.
To the editor: Work is scarce. College graduates are jobless. Higher education is almost unreachable for struggling families. Life is no longer simple. Our costs keep increasing. Taxes soar.
To the editor: Let’s try something different when we vote. We have not had a Republican governor in 30 years and Greg Walden is our only representative in the U.S. government.