October 21st, 2003

NO to charter government

District One farmer Curtis Johnson visited Anacortes Tuesday morning to speak out against the charter government proposal voters will find on their ballots Tuesday, Nov. 4. The measure, which has been pushed by Mount Vernon Mayor Skye Richendrfer, would give a body of 21 “freeholders” responsibility for reviewing existing county government and possibly designing a new system. Johnson is part of a grassroots movement to fight the proposal in favor of the current three-commissioner form of government. Many charter opponents suggest Richendrfer sees the charter as the means to establishing an executive/council form of government like that in King and Whatcom counties. The executive system, Johnson contends, is a lousy idea for Skagit County. He said it is expensive and puts too much power in the hands of one person and his or her appointed staff. “Just say NO,” Johnson urged his audience.

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A fourth generation Skagit County native who was moved kicking and screaming from this island community in 1960. I finally reclaimed an Anacortes address in 1980, and I have been in constant celebration of my return since that time. Many of us who call Anacortes home love Fidalgo Island for its natural assets: among them are rugged beaches, pristine lakes, thousands of acres of forestland and some awesome views of the Skagit Valley and surrounding islands. Another element of my love affair with this community is its people, both natives and immigrants. They will “star” in many of my journal entries.

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