What’s up with my no vote on labor contract?

Tonight’s Union Democrat article on the county facing a big budget deficit may lead some to conclude that I am opposed to staff’s voluntary concessions to reduce their compensation in light of the economy and tight budget. Not so. I think it is a wonderful thing to see the folks in this county step up […]

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No to the Arts Council… why?

I take no pleasure in being part of a vote that denied $5,000 to the Central Sierra Arts Council (Arts Council). The organization adds measurably to our quality of life and our economy. Originally the Arts Council had asked for $17,000, but when when it appeared that the Board was struggling with their request, it […]

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The meaning of “no”

My “no” vote on a resolution to declare June Gay, Lesbians, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month in Tuolumne County has raised some questions about what my vote means and the message I am sending. Unfortunately, in their understandable disappointment over the outcome, folks who asked for the resolution did not hear what I was saying […]

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