Agriculture, Business and Communities of El Dorado – Opinion concerning recall effort
For Immediate release
It is the right of voters to recall public officials. The critical question El Dorado County voters must answer is if the current campaign to throw every sitting Supervisor out of office is even remotely valid. Could it be retaliation by recall supporters to overthrow the will of county voters who made their choice known in the last supervisorial elections? Why ask voters to recall Supervisors who will be running again for office this year? Those upcoming elections are the correct time and way to decide who represents our citizens.
A newly established group of concerned citizens believe the recall is divisive, disruptive and the ultimate waste of time and taxpayer money.
The Agriculture, Business and Communities of El Dorado (ABC-ED) formed when these segments of the county recognized their voices were not being heard over the cynics who continue attempting to interrupt due process. ABC-ED brings together a diverse coalition of involved and experienced individuals who believe their common concerns that the negativity currently being preached does not speak for the majority of county citizens. ABC-ED’s stated purpose is to research, monitor and advocate for important issues facing the county. A calm and reasoned approach to issues is sorely needed now.
ABC-ED believes the recall effort is composed of the same individuals who have continuously tried to obstruct implementation of the voter-approved 2004 County General Plan.
Their tactics have included failed ballot initiatives, even more initiatives and lawsuit after lawsuit. Is it right for a small group to repeatedly try to find bogus reasons to fight every county decision they do not agree with and in the process waste taxpayer money? If their initiatives and bids for supervisorial seats are not successful, their solution is to recall everyone and to write even more initiatives.
ABC-ED also believes other current attempts to disrupt voter approved decisions are counterproductive.
Bob Smart, ABC-ED president, says, “We export our children and grandchildren to communities where jobs are being created and the housing is ‘reasonably’ priced. We voted on a plan to correct this situation, but it needs our visible support to overcome persistent opposition. I want to help to get our economy going”.Greg Boeger, vice president of ABC-ED, says, “Land use planning by flawed initiatives is a poor way to run the county and a disservice to its residents”.
ABC-ED strongly urges county voters not to sign the recall petitions being pushed at business locations.
You will have the right to vote for or against most sitting Supervisors in the upcoming June election. Listening to the scare tactics being used by naysayers is not the way to run an election – or a county.
Agriculture, Business and Communities of El Dorado
3450 Palmer Drive, Suite 4-144
Cameron Park, CA 95682
President: Bob Smart
Vice-president; Greg Boeger
Treasurer: Kim Beal
Secretary: Maryann Argyres