During public comment over an item on the Coos County Commission board meeting agenda about the budget, Randy Sanne tried, despite rude interruptions from commissioners Bob Main and Cam Parry, to advise the public about the county investment funds. Sanne was attempting to reassure the public that based on a twelve year history the average annual sum of the county’s savings and investment accounts hasn’t fallen below $37 million and therefore there is a buffer to allow for reasoned and thoughtful consideration of ways to increase revenue without cutting services the taxpayer has already paid for.
Main has previously argued against investing the funds preferring instead to hoard them where they earn next to nothing and warning that using this money will turn prisoners loose from the jail and force the layoff of half our deputies.
As usual, Messerle is mostly silent but neither Main nor Parry were interested in what Sanne, a candidate for commissioner had to say, interrupted frequently and each accused him of campaigning. Finally, even though the topic was about budgets not the CBWR Parry attacked Sanne angrily asking why he can’t just make a “leap of faith” and assimilate into the Borg collective and blindly support the Coquille Tribe proposal or any other scheme this commission believes is “the best way” to fix things. Sanne was rightly stunned because his entire discussion was sharing the relatively positive conditions the county is operating under and therefore the many opportunities available.
The video will speak for itself. Parry’s behavior is, in a word, disgusting, not to mention over the top and wholly inappropriate. Main’s behavior isn’t much better and let there be no mistake, even though they haven’t filed candidate papers yet both of them are using their platform to campaign.