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By Eric Olsen

Election a time to remember issues

Letter to the Editor


To the Editor:

For many years now, as a taxpayer in Klickitat County, I have had problems with the way our county commissioners conduct business and the value they put on their work.

They have systematically abused the public open meetings laws and the use of executive sessions. Instead of using executive sessions as little as possible for necessary reasons, such as real estate transactions and personnel issues, they choose to broadly apply this meeting option to most everything possible. In doing so, the public is often excluded from the people’s business.

Another issue of concern is the way they conduct open sessions. Public comment periods are too limited, and the commissioners regu...

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