Here is a nice Letter to the Editor in support of me for the Ironhouse Sanitary District from Stephanie LoCoco in the Brentwood Press this week. It’s always nice to read kind words from others in a paper. I think she made some solid points 🙂
I wanted to bring attention to a race that is receiving little media attention to the residents of Oakley and Bethel Island – the Ironhouse Sanitary District. I would encourage voters to vote for Michael Burkholder on Election Day because he is the only candidate who is out there actually fighting for the ratepayers while promoting transparency.
He has exposed the board’s excessive benefits to the point the board had no chance but to reduce its benefits for new directors within 30 days of his call for action. Unfortunately, current directors would not give up their $1,700 per month in benefits for attending a few meetings. The current board selfishly protected its own benefits, which is why no current director should receive your vote, as they are now more expensive to the ratepayers.
Mr. Burkholder has also brought forward a more serious issue, which is the abuse of stipends, where I would hope the district attorney investigates further. Mr. Burkholder has called on reform as to what can be claimed and what cannot. He has also called on current directors to return money back to the ratepayers.
He has proven to be a leader because he is not even elected and has done more good for the ratepayers in a few months than some on the board have done in years. Ironhouse needs change, and I think every ratepayer should support Mr. Burkholder on Election Day because he is the only one trying to work for ratepayers instead of continuing with business as usual, which has only gotten our rates increased each year since 2000.