His opinions are fair and reasoned — just like him

I strongly disagree with and am disappointed in Don and Dorothy Crowshaw’s comments in their Oct. 19 letter (“Lee Gerry: Wants what’s best for city and citizens”). For Ms. Crowshaw to write “His (Lee Gerry’s) opposition has never been to a council meeting until the last three meetings,…” is inaccurate and misleading. Ms. Croshaw’s claim that Gold Bar’s council works well together is curious in light of the fact that she and the mayor held meetings with Sultan police about police services for Gold Bar without the knowledge of other members of the council. I, for one, am growing weary of the inaccurate if not altogether untruthful statements and proclamations coming out of the City Hall as of late. The Crowshaws’ letter just adds to the heap.

Steve Higgins is Mr. Gerry’s opposition. Steve Higgins has attended many council and planning commission meetings in the city of Gold Bar. (By the way, I have never seen Mr. Gerry at a planning commission meeting – not even “the last three” – and I’ve been at all but two of them in the last year.) Mr. Higgins is always researched and well prepared for his various testimonies to council and the commission. I most appreciate that he will investigate a matter thoroughly before drawing a conclusion. Subsequently, his opinions are fair and well reasoned – like him.

Steve Higgins does have an agenda – several in fact: He believes city government should be accountable to, and honest and forthright with, its citizens. (That would be a refreshing change right now.) He strongly supports retaining the sheriff’s department contract in our city. And he feels strongly about protecting our small community from thoughtless growth and development. He believes in making developers, rather than citizens, bear the cost for the growth they bring.

Mr. Gerry is supported by elected officials who are currently under fire for promoting their own agendas and failing to represent the interests of the people. That causes me to wonder about him. And it reinforces my already-steadfast support of Mr. Higgins.

Gold Bar

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