Press Talk Buckle up Its Madore time

first_img“Fasten your seat belts, it’s going to be a bumpy night.” — Bette Davis, “All About Eve”Welcome to the Board of Clark County Commissioners come January.It’s going to be one roller coaster of a ride. And it will be bumpy. Very bumpy.This will mostly happen because of the commission’s new addition: David Madore.Bumpy, I should add, is not necessarily a bad thing. It’s simply a thing. But it’s pretty much guaranteed to happen.Madore, you see, doesn’t feel like he was elected to maintain the status quo. Shake, rattle and roll will be his rallying cry.He is a hard-charging, successful conservative businessman who agrees that some government and regulation are necessary. But Madore also feels the pendulum has swung way too far in the wrong direction.And, oh, by the way, why wait until he takes office in January to try to right the ship? Madore is rocking the boat. Now.How can you tell?Well this week, county government funding for the Columbia River Economic Development Council came up for renewal, as it has periodically since the group’s inception in 1982.For years this has been no more than a process vote, with little or no attention paid to it.But this week — as a well-known sports commentator often says — “Not so fast, my friend.”Madore objected to the $200,000, two-year price tag. His objection mainly had to do with the organization’s views on the proposed new bridge, tolls for that bridge and light rail.last_img

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