We would like to start by first explaining our position on why and who we are voting for. This is not about voting against someone.
If you had two friends, one is a plumber and the other an electrician, you would not hire the plumber to do your electrical work nor would you hire the electrician to do your plumbing. So goes the reason we have chosen to vote for Roger Bentley for Delta County Commissioner. We feel that he is very qualified for this job. Roger understands the process. He has served for six years on the Delta Planning Commission and has taken the position that he is there to serve the people and not dictate to or control the people. He has had to make decisions based on the Master Plan of Delta County, some of which he does not agree with.
If you are not familiar with this plan we suggest that you go to Delta County's website and read it. In doing so, one of the things you will find is that the county is in zones. These zones hinder you in different ways depending on what zone you are in. For example: If you live in the unincorporated part of Delta County you would not be able to divide off one or two acres of your property for one of your children and give it to them to build on without special variance permission granted by the Board of County Commissioners. This is taking away a right that you should have. You bought the land, you pay taxes on the land, but the county controls how and what you can do with it. It is these kind of unwarranted things that Roger is against. Roger Bentley sticks to the rules such as they are, and does not play favorites to special interest groups which usually are self serving groups, or make promises to buddies who want a favor. His concerns are for ALL the people and against restrictive rules and regulations. Some have tried to label Roger as a rogue, trying to throw out governmental regulations. This is totally false. Roger, like all citizens, understands that there have to be rules and regulations, or there would be chaos. There is a big difference here in rules and regulations versus governmental control on its people.
Don't vote just because of what a friend said.
It is our duty as responsible citizens to make wise decisions on who we want handling our county and our tax dollars. This is not our guy against your guy, it's about who will do the right thing for the right reason. You should not vote for, or against a candidate because of someone's position on a matter; every story has two sides. Take responsibility for your actions, do your homework and vote for the candidate that will serve all the people of Delta County. And that candidate is Roger Bentley.
Remember that every new regulation opens the door for another. So that someday your neighbors may be able to determine whether or not you can have a rose garden for personal or business purposes. One neighbor's allergic to roses, one neighbor doesn't want you to poison for bugs, so you'll have to have bug eaten roses, and then there's the neighbor that says the roses will attract bees and if stung by a bee puts them in a life threatening situation. Oh, and let's not forget the neighbor who wants conditions attached that you cannot let the roses grow over a certain height so as not to block their view! So, if you really want that rose garden, well then you will just have to move. And if you do decide to move, be sure and check with your future neighbors and make sure that THEY will let you have a rose garden.
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