February 3, 2020

In my last post here I gave a limited accounting of an action taken by the BoCC, that action violating common sense and property rights.  The action was to approve a proposal by the city of Castle Rock to enlist Cowlitz County into enforcing City development regulation...

December 28, 2019


On 23December2019 I posted on my blog the resolution that the BoCC passed regarding the UGA/RTA (urban growth area/rural transition area) for Castle Rock (CR).  That link is here.  If you haven't read it, please do.

In that posting I mentioned that the resolution...

December 23, 2019

Tuesday, 17 December 2019, at the regular Tuesday hearing, the BoCC adopted the resolution below.  Both Dennis Weber and Joe Gardner voted for it; I voted against it.  The resolution doesn’t have much to it on the surface because the teeth are in the agreement, which I...

December 9, 2019

With good reason, some people avoid Facebook.  I think the below posting might be of interest to some of those people.

A day or so ago, I posted a FEE article to which a good person responded in the comment section.  I appreciate this comment.

My intent in my postings is...

December 7, 2019

Recently Judy Baker posted on Facebook a Forbes article about a potential economic outcome of significance.  (Judy, thank you.)  That article was written by John Mauldin, someone whose thoughts are worthy of consideration.

It may seem silly to some to consider disc...

December 5, 2019

PROLOGUE:  What is in our future if we don't fix government?  Here is one likely answer.


Part One:  Introduction- the principles

I looked in the mirror today and I noticed that I am getting quite fluffy. I was appalled at that realization...

October 24, 2019

To save you time, I go straight to the point, and offer backup material toward the bottom.

Problem statement:  The postmaster in Kalama acts with little to no interest in the clients, you and I, she is entrusted to serve.  It is common knowledge that this person has pol...

September 15, 2019

The new Kalama River Road construction between I-5 and Haydu Park (inclusive) is well underway.  At the county, we received, from a person who hauls equipment, a complaint about the design of the roundabout and access into the roundabout.  So, I drove out there for a f...

September 11, 2019

Our bond analysis continues with looking at the fourth published bond priority, “Large Repair Projects,” at a cost of $9.4 million before interest costs (probably > $12 million).  Remember, I refer to the exact text that the school district presented in their flyer.


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