In the last three and a half years, Island County commissioners Helen Price Johnson and Angie Homola have demonstrated a blatant disregard for the will of Island County voters.
Proposition 1, a huge tax increase pushed by these two Commissioners in 2010, was voted down by a resounding 70 percent of voters. But they simply ignored this mandate and, within weeks, imposed the Clean Water Utility tax that replaced the revenue denied by voters. They also gave themselves a blank check in this resolution to tax us as much and as often as they want without a vote.
Johnson and Homola are also known for their snarky comments and rude behavior directed toward opponents at hearings and workshops, yet they are more than willing to pander to extremist groups, such as WEAN, whose lawsuits have cost taxpayers millions.
We need reasoned and responsive government in Island County, so let’s replace these two tax-and-spenders with Lauderdale and Johnson in November.
– Beth Munson