Candidate responds…

Dear Editor,

I found it ironic that Mr. Macdonald criticized my “un-responsiveness” to city residents while at the same criticized my opposition to increased coal and oil rail traffic. Somehow he fails to realize that the coal/oil train issue has repeatedly drawn more public participation than any single issue before council in the last 2 years. Could that be because he, like Mr. Dunkel, never participated himself? Council has appropriately responded to this overwhelming public concern. Would Mr. Macdonald suggest that I ignore the hundreds of people in Sandpoint who have spoken out on this issue? Is that the kind of responsiveness he expects from his elected official? Or perhaps he just wants council to be responsive to only his issues?

Shelby Rognstad
Sandpoint

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