Diary update 5-28-2012
5-9-2012, Wednesday, the Charter was taken to the Voter Registration office for filing by the County Clerk.
Dede and Debbie made a duplicate copy for their records and we asked for & received a" conformed copy", one certified by them to be a true copy of the document just filed. Cost: $11.25.
5-10-2012, Thursday, Dan of The World requested, and was given, a telephone interview regarding the Charter. It was to be in the paper
5-12-2012, but was not published.
5-12-2012, Saturday, a private gathering to celebrate the filing.
5-15-2012, Tuesday, Ronnie requested the BOC put the proposed Charter on the November ballot. They did not respond, however Cam Parry came out shouting about how it took all the citizens' rights away. Dan
said he was waiting to see the BOC's action today before the interview was printed.
5-16-2012, Wednesday, about 4:55PM we again called the Clerks office and was told by Terri Turi the document had passed the "Constitutional Sufficiency Test" and letters had been mailed to the chief
petitioners . ( It seems it is not required that the filing group, ARRRG, be notified in any manner.)
We were also informed the document has been forwarded ( 2 copies ) to the District Attorney's office for the ballot title, as requested.
5-24-2012, Thursday, Dan, of The World, telephoned saying he had interviewed Cam Parry and the Disrict Attorney and they had grave reservations. He asked for my response. I requested he put the concerns they
had in an e-mail to me. He complied, stated he was on deadline, and requested a quick response. I soon telephoned him with my reply.
5-24-2012, Thursday afternoon, in going to the Coos County website main page we happened upon the ballot title for the document. As it was neither dated nor signed it is not known for sure when it was posted or by
whom. The review and challenge date written by Terri Turi in her
5-22-2012 letter ( and ' NOTICE OF RECEIPT OF PROSPECTIVE INITIATIVE AND BALLOT TITLE FOR
HOME RULE CHARTER' ) to the petitioners states " 6-1-2012 5:00PM". As this is a Friday there is no way we can know if a challenge has been made until
6-4-2012. If a challenge is made we will have limited time to reply to any possible challenge before a judge. We will be contacting our attorney first thing
6-4-2012 to discover if a challenge has been made. This also would delay and shorten our signature gathering time.... but we will make it!
5-25-2012, Friday morning, Dan left a telephone message saying he was on deadline for Saturday but needed my reply regarding the D.A'.s concern the Charter would devastate the county health care system because we
were eliminatiung all grants for the department. I e-mailed him, quoting from chapter 21, "....The County shall not demand or enforce any health initiatives, measures, programs, or regulations that violate the citizens'
personal choices regarding health care decisions nor will the County accept any grants, gifts, endowments, or other items of value that prescribe such demands or enforcement." Dan's article was not printed in the Saturday paper.
5-26-2012, Saturday, I telephoned Dan regarding no article in the Saturday paper. He stated he decided to wait and put it in the Monday paper. I mentioned to him that when the powers that be stated they wanted an
Administrator style government it has been immediately reported as a great thing and then restated over several articles. He said there was no conspiracy here.
5-28-2012, Monday. Dan's article is on The World front page. It is sad to me that one of our commissioners ( the only one speaking for the BOC these days ) would choose to do character assassination on me and
speak 180 degrees off the truth of what the English language in the Charter says, rather than speak on the actual statements in the Charter itself. Our job is to provide the citizens an opportunity to read the Charter for themselves.