Chamber of Commerce hurting the county's tourism revenue
Our county is a major tourist county. We need and depend on those revenues.
The Chamber of Commerce is and has slowly depleted those revenues. How?
1) The Fourth of July is now worthless to see! Every year it gets worse. There's less and less to see and do.
2) We don't have a kite show. It's held in Brookings.
3) The Sea Cruise Car Show! Every year they're hassled and less and less classic cars are showing up.
The Chamber of Commerce complains that there are no funds. Gee, I wonder why!
Fourth of July, the kite show and the Sea Cruise Car Show are all major resources of revenue.
The Chamber of Commerce needs to wake up!
Thanks to CCC for wonderful extension work on Kelsey Trail
We visit the Jedediah Smith Park and Smith River watershed often and
would like to thank the California Conservation Corps and others
involved in the wonderful extension to the Kelsey Trail, where we found
access just east of Boulder Creek.
We found this trail section recently on a June visit to the Smith
River National Recreation Area and thoroughly enjoyed our hiking
The trail offered river views, large and numerous rhododendrons and
azaleas with moderate climbing. The trail crews had everyone in mind and
built an excellent trail. Thanks to them.
Since we found this trail almost by accident, it may be useful to
make sure local visitor centers provide information about the trailhead
location. Signage could be improved, too. However, the trail appears to
be relatively new, which may explain some of this.
The Kelsey extension is definitely a nice recreational opportunity
and amenity that others should be pleased to discover!
Warren and Janis Watkins
Details on meeting, vote to up assessments for fire district
Regarding the July 28 letter, "Klamath Fire District should go for
smaller tax increase for now," Nancy Cavanaugh's math is correct, and
yes it is hard times for all, and yes an increase is needed.
I would like to make it clear that you must vote for your vote to
count. Not voting is not considered a no vote, nor is it considered a
yes vote, it simply is not counted.
The board will not impose the proposed assessment increase if, upon
completion of the vote tabulation, a majority protest exits. A majority
protest exists if the number of ballots submitted in opposition to the
proposed assessment increase exceeds the ballots submitted in favor of
the proposed assessment increase.
This is part of the Government Code 53753.5 and it was stated in the
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING AND PROPOSED ASSESSMENT INCREASE that was
mailed out to all qualified parcel owners (parcels that have a structure
The Public Hearing date is Aug. 22 at the Klamath Community Center,
219 Salmon Ave., Klamath, at 6 p.m., where interested persons shall be
permitted to present written or oral testimony. Depending on the number
of people at the hearing, your time could be limited to three minutes.
We know there are more concerns and we would like to have the
opportunity to address them.
Thank you for your support.
Lt. Linda Witvoet
Klamath Fire Protection District
Klamath parcel owner