In the few months since Commissioner David Madore was sworn into office, he's managed to violate his most important pledge to Clark County. His pledge was quoted in a Jan. 16 interview with Oregonian reporter Amanda Waldroupe: "I have a foundation that I must be ethical. I must be forthright. I must be respectful. One day I'm going to be called on the carpet, and I'm going to have to answer for all my actions."
Judging by the back-door manipulative and cowardly manner Sen. Don Benton was anointed by Madore and Tom Mielke to the position of environmental services director, clearly Madore is neither forthright, respectful or a good steward over our county money. He shows himself to be just another run-of-the-mill greedy person looking to profit from taxpayer dollars for themselves and their buddies (like Benton).
Commissioner Madore's day to be "called on the carpet … and answer for all his actions" must be now, before he, Mielke and Benton rob us of more of our hard-earned tax dollars.