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Reward rank-and-file leaders

How foolish does Mr. Gaebler think we really are, or are we really that foolish? His $30,000 stunt caused quite a commotion so he reduces it to $12,000, and all of a sudden, no one has anything to say. I wouldn’t be surprised if he threw that inflated figure into the water to see how people would take the bait. We took it all right because when he lowered it to $12,000, it seemed like such a huge savings. I say “bahhh” to all the sheep that took the bait and “blah” to anyone who had a hand in letting this happen. I’m sure everyone is pointing their finger at Mr. Gaebler, but if they’re close enough to point they were close enough to do something about the situation. Twelve thousand, huh? No big deal. I’m sure the Sheriff’s Department, county road maintenance or the firefighters could have used that money for something much more productive than a vacation. Why is it that something tragic has to happen for these men and women to be considered heroes? They are there everyday doing their job. These men and women work hard everyday and don’t need a vacation in order to do their job. They dig ditches in the rain, sweat through sweltering heat in the summer, and risk their lives everyday. I never hear about them asking for a vacation in order to be more productive. They have the sense of responsibility, dedication and discipline it takes to do their duty; they are the true leaders of this community, not our self-proclaimed leaders. That $12,000 could have been used for our leaders all right, our true leaders. Mr. Gaebler and his cohorts don’t have the interest of the community in mind; they have their self-interests first. They don’t even know what leadership is. Their sense of leadership comes from numerous rationalizations. They are true legends in their own minds.

Casey Daniel

Grass Valley

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