A few years ago, confronted with a pollution problem in the Trinidad area, Steve Madrone helped organize a citizen’s group called the Trinidad Bay Watershed Council. Some people showed up because they wanted to make sure that the “government” was not going to stick them with additional taxes or regulations. Others were environmentalists. I did not see how this group could possibly function.
Within two or three meetings, Steve Madrone had convinced everyone to work together on finding solutions to common problems such as failing septic systems. The group eventually raised enough grant money to fix many failing septic systems for free or for low cost, avoiding possible penalties from environmental regulatory agencies.
Anybody who can bring people with such opposing views together would be a good leader for Humboldt. Vote for Steve Madrone as 5th District supervisor.
Elaine Weinreb, Trinidad