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May 31, 2020

3/31/2020 7:29:00 AM
Truth and error - Supervisor Jensen responds to letter

To the editor:

It was Benjamin Franklin that said, "When men differ in opinion both sides ought equally to have the advantage of being heard by the public." and "When Truth and Error have fair play the former is always an overmatch for the latter."

In a recent editorial Karl Fate wrote, "Robb Jensen didn't listen to his constituents when he voted yes to sulfide mining after almost 65% of voters said no."

The facts and newspaper coverage of the October 15, 2019 Oneida County board meeting do not support Mr. Fate's claim. I, as well as the majority of county board supervisors voting on the issue, took the position that the public voiced their opinion on the Lynne site and the language in the proposed resolution did not reflect the language in the referendum.

Supervisor Mott said "What's happening is that you're extending the opinion expressed in that vote to the whole county and I'm not sure that was true." He also said there could be locations in the county where potential mining would not threaten water or other natural resources and society.

I thought the county may well have checks and balances in place that would allow the county to continue to evaluate potential projects on a site-specific basis and make a decision.

Most importantly I said, "It might be that we go back and do a referendum on wherever it is located." That's right, before making a decision, I expressed a desire to ask the people!

As election day draws near, I ask those voicing their opinions to base their positions on facts. I encourage all my constituents to go to should they have a specific question and for more information on the issues facing Oneida County.

Robb W. Jensen

District 11 County Board


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