I have always believed elected officials were supposed to carry out the will of the people who elected them. In East Washington, it appears just the opposite is happening.
Some of the elected officials continue to find ways to do what they want with total disregard for the will of the people, including planning secret meetings, as reported in Tuesday’s Observer-Reporter. It looks like they are trying to find a way to do what they want in spite of the will of the people.
Based on a meeting I attended this past winter, the residents of East Washington appear to want their own police department, and they are willing to pay for it. I would like to suggest a way of resolving the police department issue – put it on the ballot. Let the people decide.
The council members need to be working together, as one unit, supporting the will of the people they were elected to represent.