Madrone for 5th District Supervisor on June 5

One of our most critical and essential resources that we are blessed with in Humboldt County is sufficient clean water. Such a resource should never be put in jeopardy.

There has been discussion of allowing potentially dangerous industrial activity, including toxic chemicals, within the flood plain of the Mad River watershed. The possibility of someone or some LLC (limited liability corporation) being able to endanger this vital community resource for individual or corporate profit is reprehensible to local families.

When something goes wrong, as we have seen in so many American communities in recent years, the LLC entity will simply use the “limited liability” to walk away from the problem and leave the clean-up catastrophe and expenses to be picked up by the local community for the corporation’s “mistake.”

Wouldn’t the real mistake be to let such an enterprise begin its dangerous activity in the first place?

I will happily vote for Steve Madrone for 5th District Supervisor on June 5, as he has my trust in protecting our water supply and working for the long term health of Humboldt County.

Robert Fornes, McKinleyville