Letter: One incumbent deserves return

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The Vancouver City Council, aided and abetted by C-Tran, is well on the way to jamming light rail down the collective throats of the citizens of Vancouver. Light rail has been voted down previously by the voters.

The Vancouver city government is nothing but an oligarchy. They want something, they get it, buy it or build it, with or without the consent of the people. And along with it, they will likely tax the people for it, whether we vote for or against it. “It” in this case is light rail coming from Portland to serve a narrow corridor on the southwest corner of the city.

I will not vote for any incumbent in the upcoming election, whether he or she is a city, county, state or federal candidate. The only exception I will make here is that I will vote for U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Camas, again, if she seeks re-election next year.

The people on the city council are forgetting, ignoring or just plain do not care that they work for us, the people of Vancouver. We voters put them into their little fiefdoms. We voters can also remove them from their little fiefdoms. Now is the time to do just that.

Bill Fisher

Vancouver