I personally contributed to and campaigned for Simon Hare.
After Hare took office, I had several personal discussions with him where he made it perfectly clear he has a pure hatred for Cassanelli. Hare’s exact words were “I can’t stand that woman!”
I don’t personally dislike Hare; although his slips of the tongue has embarrassed himself, his promises to work issues go unfinished, and his “open microphone” comments about certain people or his comical mocking of the pledge of allegiance has anger me.
But Hare has enablers who come from the very organizations that the county voters have expressed no confidence in their value versus costs. One leader stated in an email:
“It is more and more apparent that he (Hare) has been swallowed by the Courthouse Gang. Disappointing, but still not as bad as Toler who had an agenda negative to the best interests of the county. The election of Hare had everything to do with ousting Toler and very little to do with electing Hare. ”
Their objectives are clear, if Cassenalli couldn’t be recall then obtain a commissioner majority that would push their agenda. (Hare – Chair; Haugen – Vice Chair and Cassanelli)
The enablers can’t afford a stalemate. They are afraid that SOREDI, SORA, Job Council, Friends of JOCO, and other enablers will lose their foothold, funding, and influence.
Names or terms like The Paradise Ranch, Project Exit 61, Rendata Industrial Park, the Hop Farms, move the fairgrounds; drive high emotions!
No conspiracy, just plain greed!
Rick Kelley, Cave Junction
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