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To the editor:

I wonder if there really is a fine line between sanity and insanity. At the state government level there does not seem to be any progress on getting Oregon out of its fiscal mess. Lots of waste of taxpayer money though: CIM, CAM, the state motor pool, etc. In Multnomah county we have a county commissioner (Maria Rojo de Steffey) who thought it would be nice to put a garden on the roof of the Multnomah building. So far the cost is over $340,000. Diane Linn, the county chairperson, and Vera Katz must have been lying when they said Multnomah County and Portland were hurting for money. I mean, if there is money to put a garden on the roof of a building then are we fools now that we have a 1.25% income tax shoved down our throats? I am outraged to see taxpayer money wasted again and still. When are we going to say enough is enough? I write, email and call those folks in local government, but I am only one voice. We need more voices to let these folks know that we will not put up with them wasting our hard earned money. So please, make your voice heard. Inundate their switchboards, get your neighbors and friends to call, write and email and if you can, attend county board meetings and make these people answer to you. Lets stop letting these politicians lie to us and make us the fools.

Give de Steffey a call at 503-988-5220. Her e-mail address is district1@co.multnomah.or.us

Give Linn a call at 503-988-3308. Her e-mail address is mult.chair@co.multnomah.or.us

David P. Minato
11711 N.E. Brazee St.
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