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

Talk to us

> Give us your news tips.

> Send us a letter to the editor.

> More Herald contact information.

More in Opinion

Editorial cartoons for Sunday, March 3

A sketchy look at the news of the day.… Continue reading

Washington State Patrol Chief John Batiste, center, greets a new trooper during a graduation ceremony, as Gov. Jay Inslee looks on in the Rotunda at the Capitol Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018, in Olympia, Wash. The class of 31 troopers completed more than 1,000 hours of training and will now work for the WSP across the state. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
Editorial: Lawmakers miss good shot for fewer traffic deaths

Legislation to lower the blood alcohol limit for drivers didn’t get floor debate and vote in Senate.

Kevin Flynn, right, a meat-cutter with the Marysville Albertsons, hands a leaflet to a shopper during an informational campaign on Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2022. Flynn was one of about a dozen grocery store workers handing out leaflets to shoppers about the proposed merger between Albertsons and Kroger. (Mike Henneke / The Herald)
Comment: What’s next for the supermarket supermerger?

State and federal agencies have sued to block the merger of Albertsons and Kroger. Here’s what to watch for:

Focus homelessness efforts on treatment, harm reduction

I’m a social worker in Massachusetts, originally from south Everett. As the… Continue reading

Stop buying, using plastic packaging

Plastics are petrochemically based packaging materials that degrade, yielding micro fibers and… Continue reading

Eco-nomics: Preparing for, limiting climate crisis demands a plan

Fortunately, local governments are developing and updating climate action plans to outline necessary steps.

Comment: State ‘mansion tax’ would bite at all income levels

More than high-priced homes, it would increase costs for employers and multi-family housing projects.

A model of a statue of Billy Frank Jr., the Nisqually tribal fishing rights activist, is on display in the lobby of the lieutenant governor's office in the state Capitol. (Jon Bauer / The Herald.
Editorial: Two works in progress to save Columbia Basin salmon

Sculptures of an Indian fishing rights activist will guard commitments to save salmon and honor treaties.

FILE - In this Aug. 21, 2015 file photo, a tanker airplane drops fire retardant on a wildfire burning near Twisp, Wash. Three firefighters were killed battling the blaze. The story was a top Washington state news item in 2015. Public Lands Commissioner Hilary Franz has proposed a plan to strengthen the ways that Washington can prevent and respond to wildfires. Franz released the 10-year plan last week as part of her $55 million budget request to the Legislature to improve the state's firefighting abilities (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)
Editorial: Wildfire threat calls for restoring full funding

Lawmakers should restore funding for fighting wildfires and call on one furry firefighter in particular.

Jaime Benedict, who works as a substitute teacher, waves to drivers on the corner of Mukilteo Speedway and Harbor Pointe Boulevard while holding a sign in support of the $240 million capital bond proposal for Mukilteo School District on Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020 in Mukilteo, Wash. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Editorial: Bar set unfairly high for passage of school bonds

Requiring 60 percent approval denies too many students the schools and facilities they deserve.

Editorial cartoons for Saturday, March 2

A sketchy look at the news of the day.… Continue reading

Forum: Separation of church and state keeps us from unholy wars

Civilizations have tried the route of state religion, only to see the rise of religious persecution.

Support local journalism

If you value local news, make a gift now to support the trusted journalism you get in The Daily Herald. Donations processed in this system are not tax deductible.