In response to the “invisible influence” and her protege:
I have no big issue regarding the County Code changes. I’ve only lived in Washington County since 2006. I am not a large land owner nor an inheritor of multi-generational land ownership.
I DO believe in private property rights, representative government and the rule of law. I don’t expect to “get my way”, but I do expect elected officials to listen to, respect and respond to the people who elected them and the will of these people.
I have no doubt Commissioner Haines strives to be known as a fine young man. In order to become a wise older man, Mr. Haines will have many experiences which may or may not elevate him to that status. (depending on how he handles life’s challenges.) In the meantime I expect him to be a conscientious County Commissioner. His job requires him to learn, listen, study and THINK FOR HIMSELF! His actions were presumptuous and impulsive in attempting to pull a fast one on We the people. Haines is “Newbee”. A humble person learns the ropes, listens, studies, works and uses discernment until he “owns it”. I hope Mr. Haines works as hard at being a good Commissioner as he did to get elected.