Monday, November 21, 2011

LO Resident and County Commisioner Ann Lininger Tells Residents not to Criticize Public Employees.

To all COLA LO members,

Once again our local resident and County Commissioner Ann Lininger tells residents not to criticize public employees or their agencies and to "praise them".  Commissioner Lininger supported the recent measure 3-388 which would have limited county resident's right to vote on urban renewal districts even though they would pay taxes to support those districts.  

Her article in the Oregonian Fashionable to Criticize  seems to ignore voters concerns about the ever increasing taxes and fees within the county and locally.  It also follows a common theme that tells us its not OK to participate as voters to ensure our taxpayer dollars are well spent.   

After articles in the LO Review supporting Streetcar it seems that commissioner Lininger continues to support the "tax & spend" view in terms of local government while limiting citizens right to vote on tax increases.  

Citizens seem to be told what is acceptable rather than being allowed to vote on their options.   Commissioner Lininger's positions were soundly defeated by Clackamas County voters in both May and November of this year on both the Vehicle Registration Fee and Urban Renewal District approval.   Its valuable information for local voters.  

Please notify all members, contacts, and friends.  

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