Vote disconnectTimes-Standard Letters to the EditorPosted: 10/01/2009The recent actions of the BOS in which they approved the county’s housing element really highlights the disconnect between newly elected Supervisor Clendenen and the constituents he is supposed to represent. His vote shows that he does not understand that the majority of his constituents live in a rural setting and not the city of Fortuna (as does he).
He voted to cram in excess of 1,000 additional homes into Shelter Cove. This equates conservatively to an additional 3,000-4,000 vehicle trips daily on the Whitethorne-Shelter Cove road. What was he thinking? Where was his head? Does he know his district?
He needs to recognize that his district is rural in nature and tradition and will not be swayed by the power brokers of Eureka and Arcata. He received only 38 percent of the votes in his district last election — 62 percent of the voters voted for another candidate. The power brokers did not elect Mr. Clendenen and they are not the ones who can unelect him.
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