Saturday, April 09, 2011
An Observation;Clatsop County Planning Commission
The By-Laws and Ordinance(01-10) have been on the books for at least 8 years and clearly defines the role of members of the Clatsop County Planning Commission and common sense would tell most people that when one is selected as a member of that panel, the acceptance of those conditions by the individual, if not protested, would be implied don't you think? So why now would it be so important to start protesting the unfairness of ordinance 01-10 and its accompanying by-laws when the majority of the current sitting commission chooses, in light of a complete redistricting, to exercise their prerogative in restructuring the planning commission? Add to this the simple fact that the members of the current, sitting, Planning Commission have been invited to re-submit their applications along with everybody else that applies. Wouldn't common sense tell us that if these members, to the man/woman, were doing the job they were appointed to do, would they still be looked at favorably to continue serving? Do you think, at the time this ordinance, 01-10 was being developed by Richard Lee, Sam Patrick, Tim Gannaway, Russ Farmer and Bob Green and approved on August 2, 2002, that they were all so naive that they didn't know what, exactly, they were approving and its true motive? So, here they are, members of Clatsop CountyPlanning Commission and I think most of us familiar with recent history of this panel on key, current issues around these parts know their association, tenure and position on them. Mike Autio Cary Johnson Brian Pogue Marcia Harper-Vellutini Clarke Powers Stephen Malkowski Pat O’Grady What do you think, who should go and who should stay? Is CCBofC off-base here or are they simply exercising their legal right?