By Donna Westfall – October 17, 2017 – When people of the public implore the Board of Supervisors to start working together, it is astounding that Sup. 2nd District, Lowi Cowan, takes that and twists it around. And Sup Cowan wonders why she was subject to a recall earlier this year and will probably be facing another one come January, 2018.
In response to 5th District county resident, Liz Freeman’s plea to Chair Howard, and Sup’s. Cowan and Hemmingsen to take the high road and allow Sup’s Gitlin and Berkowitz be on the committee that goes to Sacramento; Sup. Cowan reports as though she’s reciting the facts and only the facts.
Let’s take a look at Sup. Cowan’s comments after Liz Freeman’s public comment:
Not one to sit still for false accusations, Sup. Berkowitz responded. Let’s look at the video:
First off, whenever Sup Cowan refers to Howard or Hemmingsen -have you noticed she uses their titles: Chair Howard. Supervisor Hemmingsen. Not so with Berkowitz. It’s always, “Bob.” Petty, but this small slight is just meant to build up to bigger slights and misinformation to tear down, in my opinion, a hard working supervisor.
Secondly, how many committee meetings has Sup. Cowan missed? Don’t be surprised if it’s more than Sup’s Gitlin and Berkowitz combined.
Thirdly, the 4 M’s are kept alive by the likes of our politicos Howard, Hemmingsen and Cowan to denigrate opponents: They are:
No, Del Norte County will never become like Carmel, Calif. as long as there’s either 4-1 or 3-2 voting in the stance of “Let’s keep our place the same, who needs change?” And that’s one of the reasons why Last Chance Grade is still there…. eroding. And our town continues to look like a trash heap, albeit less of one since Sup’s Gitlin and Berkowitz constantly organize clean-ups throughout the year. But as for more money for Code Enforcement – that’s not going to happen in this coming budget year barring a miracle. What about the money for Klamath Chamber of Commerce? Nope, not a high priority to the 3 (Howard, Hemmingsen & Cowan). So when they vote as a unit, they block progress in this town.
How to combat that? By getting some good people to run against them. Please talk to your friends and neighbors in the 3rd and 4th Districts. We’re never going to change as long as politicians like Howard, Hemmingsen and Cowan remain in office.