Issues Show Lack of Honesty, Integrity

September 16, 2018 at 5:00 am | Bonner County Daily Bee | Direct Link to Article

Commissioner Dan McDonald’s condescending replies to Bonner County residents are offensive and inappropriate for an elected official. I encourage readers to look at his op ed responses (Aug. 30, 23, 12 and more). McDonald states they don’t know what they’re talking about or “you’re twisting the facts.” Really? McDonald said I had my facts wrong regarding Wooded Acres. I got my facts from county employees and records. McDonald supports taking taxpayer money from deserving roads to chip seal a dead-end road (Wooded Acres). Why? Because Wooded Acres residents throw money at him (pay to play). McDonald tells taxpayers he is saving them money. How? Taxpayer money would likely never be spent on Wooded Acres; it does not meet the 300 car count. Is McDonald moving the goal post?

Why won’t McDonald implement a solution that truly addresses the problems caused by wake surf boats as Sheriff Daryl Wheeler requested? Their wakes are destroying the Pend Oreille River shorelines, environment and properties, yet McDonald has done nothing to remedy the problem. Contrary to his op ed on Aug. 28, 2018, the activity of wake surfing can be restricted. All boating activity is not treated equally – see Idaho Code, Title 3, Chapter 3-203 for precedence set with Upper Priest Lake at http://bit.ly/2pa8qI1.

My perspective is that Dan McDonald is part of the problem, not any solution. I support replacing Dan McDonald with someone who represents constituents equally, honestly and does not favor special interest.

RICHARD CRAMER

Sagle

Posted in Letters to Editor - County Issues.