Paid Letters to the Editor
We welcome letters to the Editor, a chance for members of the community to comment on issues of concern to them. All letters must be original, not duplications of letters addressed to public officials or written by others. The views and opinions expressed are those of the letter writer and do not necessarily reflect the views of this publication, its publishers, Editor, or staff.
To the Editor:
I had a dream. I dreamed I was in Lincoln County attending a meeting where residents were gathered to discuss current issues and needs of our county. The chairmen and members of the Board of Supervisors were present. Many differences of opinions were offered and examined. Everyone had a voice. People were willing to compromise for the good of all. We enjoyed a Democracy in action.
I awoke on April 20 to realize Lincoln County had become a Dictatorship on April 19, 2022. The new Chairman of the Board of Supervisors now chooses who will lead the committees without consideration of their knowledge and expertise. He had the authority of the Corporation Council removed and declared she would only be a guide. He would become the final authority on Parliamentary Procedures. This change basically cuts out any checks and balance on legal issues. The changes he made creates a dictatorship with him at the head.
As stated in many of their published election campaign statements, new Supervisors claimed they were interested in cleaning up corruption, creating transparency, and checking overspending. What were they basing these statements on? Where did they get this information? Not by attending committee and Board meetings.
I plan to work to remove this Dictatorship. You can become informed by attending committee meetings and Board meetings either in person or by Zoom. Contact the office or go online for meeting times and attendance directions. America is a Democracy, not a Dictatorship.
– Judy Woller
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