Cottage Grove, Letters to the Editor, Opinion-Editorial

LTE: Cottage Grove attempted recall divisive, hair-brained idea

Dear Editor:

The attempt to recall three of the most committed, thoughtful, reasonable and approachable members of the Cottage Grove City Council is a very hair-brained idea. 

One person disappointed that certain members of the Council have not agreed with or acted on whatever his ideas or concerns may have been is exercising his legal right to displace three members who are above reproach. 

It is selfish, childish, divisive, inane and if successful will cost local taxpayers about $15,000. All for one person’s little temper tantrum. 

We live in a representative democracy, if you don’t like your duly elected representatives, try to vote them out in the next election.

Mr. Michael Borke, who has filed the recall petition, said recently on KNND that Mayor Candace Solesbee is supporting his efforts. Whether or not that is so, Mayor Solesbee needs to publicly say so. This is a very important matter, if not a potential crisis for Cottage Grove.

Don’t sign the recall petition.

Duane Raley
Cottage Grove

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