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It is encouraging to hear positive news in December this year. It has been a tough road to follow for many of us, I am sure. Curry County is blessed in so many ways, and residents both long-time and newcomers must agree that this county in Oregon is one of the most beautiful anywhere.

However, this letter is not about the beauty or advantages of living in this area. This letter is about ineffective and arguably ridiculous local government - apparently unaccountable to the public. In particular, we have three elected commissioners now appearing on Youtube on a regular basis giving us a taste of our government. If you have a chance, I suggest you attend one of these commissioners’ “meetings” either in Gold Beach or on Youtube. The last two episodes I watched were almost hilarious, the arguing, the jabs, an inability to agree on any agenda. Throughout the entire meeting. But then I thought to myself, these are our elected officials?

This is a house that needs to be cleaned out thoroughly and aired.

Happy holidays to all and stay safe,

Dan Embry



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