Mike

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Camas-Washougal fire merger endorsed

Allen Anderson do you live in Camas or Washougal? This is the second time you have made this comment. I am just curious if you live here. You seem to know so much about our two communities.

Mike Briggs
Washougal

May 20, 2011 at 8:02 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Camas mayor’s new job causes stir

777driver- use your real name and you will get more people to believe in what you say.

Mike Briggs
Washougal

May 19, 2011 at 12:37 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Camas mayor’s new job causes stir

The "mike" comment above is from me.

Mike Briggs
Washougal

May 18, 2011 at 7:23 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Camas mayor’s new job causes stir

@SELFDESTRUCT- "Partisan bickering", hmmmm. Are you aware we have specifically a Non-Partisan form of government here in Washougal. 7, non biased, authentic, individual people who serve as our legislative branch for Washougal? But it's ok. Most everyone thinks this anyway. Unfortunately our council is very partisan in their actions and demeanor. And "heckler", oh my. Well, I guess that better than "hippie" and "socialist" and, dare I say it, Progressive I have been labeled thus far! ha ha I write to bring up points I think important. Not unlike you (of course I DO use my own name).

And dear Jennifer, quite so, I mis-quoted you! You are right. The quotes I referred to earlier were by dlarson and not you. My apologies.

Good luck to you Jennifer and and the rest of the candidates to include Joyce Lindsay.

May 18, 2011 at 7:22 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Camas mayor’s new job causes stir

Again Jennifer, I am not throwing rocks or stones. I think you might be cognizant of the fact that your Ethics Review Committee is not open to public scrutiny and it might have been better not open that can. That's all. Since you mentioned, "I don't think so (re: secrets of your Ethics Review Committee) and 'Might be wrong", tells me you were not sure. That's all I was bringing up. Maybe it might have been better if you did not go there.

As for you "not being a rubber stamp" I can and do appreciate your sentiment.......but remember one thing Jennifer, those are your words- not mine.

Best of luck with your campaign.

Mike Briggs
Washougal

May 18, 2011 at 11:10 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Camas mayor’s new job causes stir

Council person Jennifer McDaniel of Washougal, member of the newly formed Ethics Review Policy, are you supposed to be talking of what your committee is doing in a public forum? From what I know this committee is a private one and does not meet under the public's scrutiny? Do you think it right now to state what this committee has been speaking about? Do the other two members of your Ethics Review Committee, Molly Coston and Michael Delavar, agree with what you say? Did you ask them before printing this information in this public forum? Do you think it right now to reveal your committee's findings in this manner? Do you think it even right or appropriate that you quote statute from Camas' Code of Ethics when WAshougal itself does not even have a formal Ethics Policy? Do you think this might be or could be viewed as a little bit of Grandstanding yourself? How do you think the Camas City Council feels now? Do you think this move really promotes good feelings and a spirit of coooperation between our two communities?

Jennifer, you are running for re-election to Washougal's City Council. Do you think it right to get involved, in this manner, with the action of the ex Mayor of Camas and now to further throw this very young, new and promising Camas-Washougal Economic Development Association into the spotlight? Did you need to do this?

If you had not jumped in on this would the same questions have been asked (but not by yet another Washougal City Council person AND one running for re-election)??

I am not throwing rocks here Jennifer. I am asking you to think more closely about the stands you take and the issues at hand. Look at all the angles before you speak. In my opinion that is what a good leader does.

Mike Briggs
Washougal

May 18, 2011 at 10:12 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Listen to Gresham, Hillsboro mayors

I was born in and lived in Hillsboro since 1951 and used MAX when it arrived there to commute to Portland principally at that time to go to Beaver baseball. It works very well. Now living in Washougal since 2007 I use Max again but this time driving across the river to Gateway and commuting 2x per week to PSU. Again, it works flawlessly. I believe when it comes into Vancouver to Clark College area it will work very well and be used very much. I realize it is very expensive and my taxes help pay for this. But if I have to give my money to a tax I would just as soon spend my money in this venture.

Mike Briggs
Washougal

May 17, 2011 at 12:40 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Which types of live chats are you interested in?

I have written several of you Columbian editors/reporters, etc. and have only received a reply from Marissa Harshman one time. What does this say?

May 17, 2011 at 12:19 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Admissions tax could help pay for baseball stadium

I am not opposed to this entertainment tax for this Single A baseball team approach to Vancouver. It will be a great boost to the local economy and will tie in very nicely with the proposed light rail to this specific area. I would like to see this entertainment tax spread out to cover as much of Clark County as possible. In my mind's eye this would also approximate the field of people that this stadium will cover and who will in part enjoy.

Mike Briggs
Washougal

May 17, 2011 at 7:50 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Class A baseball can succeed in Vancouver

If I have to pay a tax......I'd just as soon pay a tax for something I love........

Mike Briggs
Washougal

May 16, 2011 at 10:54 a.m. ( | suggest removal )