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Wilda Parks, Jan Lee and Tom Feely: Clackamas County commissioner always made responsible decisions to balance expenditures within available resources

We are writing in response to Les Poole's opinion article. He makes false claims against Commissioner Sonya Fischer claiming that she supported "unsustainable budgets."

We all served with her on the Clackamas County Budget Committee and can attest to the fact that this claim is fabricated. Mr. Poole doesn't back up his claim with any facts at all because it's not true. An important fact for your readers to know is that Oregon law requires all jurisdictions to adopt balanced budgets as we did in Clackamas County. We collectively made responsible decisions to balance expenditures within available resources.

He also claims in in article that Commissioner Fischer "endorsed" a house bill which "guaranteed tolling" on freeways. This statement is outrageous as we already know that the entire Clackamas County Commission is on record as opposed to tolling. Further, as a county commissioner, Fischer had no vote at the legislature on any bill.

It's past time that Commissioner Fischer's opponents stop fabricating false claims against her. We should all stick to the facts and stop these specious untrue claims.

Wilda Parks, Milwaukie

Jan Lee, Sandy

Tom Feely, Unincorporated North Clackamas


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