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Sun, Oct. 20

Letter: County and city business don't mix

Last weekend, I read supervisor candidate Gary Watson's response to someone's concern over the fact his wife is on the Kingman City Council and that may be a conflict. He stated that he thinks it would be a benefit to the county.

Sorry, Mr. Watson, you're incorrect. In my opinion, the county business and the city business should not co-mingle. We need a county to help with city oversight, not just join in on the fun. His wife already sits on the County Board of Health and some issues have come up regarding the city and county regarding proper, timely reporting regarding sewage spills. As far as Mr. Watson and water issues, all I can say is, as a water professional in this county for the last four years, I have never seen Mr. Watson at the Watershed or the RC&D meetings. Mr. Watson was a Council member in 1978-82 - that was 30 years ago! - so I'm not sure the issues and ideas from that period are issues of today.

We must keep our city and county government agencies apart so they do the job required of them under the law. Mr. Watson is a fine man I am told, but this cross-connection of city and county business concerns many of us in the county.

Dean Wolslagel


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