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Where’s the Respect? Editor: I am still puzzling over my supervisor’s mysterious admonition to his colleague Supervisor Steve Madrone at a recent meeting: “Respect is earned, not given and I hope you know that.” (“Got Water?,” May 16.) What actions or character traits could earn Rex Bohn’s respect? Not spearheading the construction of the Hammond Trail? None of the outstanding restoration work accomplished by Madrone in Bohn’s own district? His dedicated teaching at Humboldt State University? If Bohn doesn’t respect Madrone, then he doesn’t respect the people of the Fifth District, who elected Madrone. So whom then does my supervisor respect? Ellen Taylor, Petrolia

remarks showed me I want some new bodies like Madrone sitting in the BOS chambers. I agree with Madrone’s request, though I am not a constituent of his district, and applaud his position and grace in the face of such treatment. In light of the article “Got Water?” by Elaine Weinreb (May 16) concerning other issues of the Trinidad Rancheria hotel project, it seems more serious consider-

ation should have been given to Madrone’s request regarding a letter to BIA. Erica Boyd, Garberville

No Surprise Editor: In regard to the HSU dismantling of KHSU (NCJ Daily, May 9): What do you expect from an institution that chooses California Mission as a decorative motif? Stephanie Silvia, Trinidad

Write a Letter! Please make your letter no more than 300 words and include your full name, place of residence and phone number (we won’t print your number). Send it to letters@northcoastjournal.com. The Journal will be closed May 27 in observance of Memorial Day, so the deadline to have a letter considered for the upcoming edition is 10 a.m. Friday, May 24. ●

‘Appalled’ Editor: Thank you, Thadeus Greenson, for your editorial (“Incredibly Disappointing,” May 16) regarding the incumbent Humboldt County supervisors’ treatment and comments toward the newest board member Steve Madrone when he requested the board send a letter to the Bureau of Indian Affairs requesting the California Coastal Commission delay a hearing on the Trinidad Rancheria hotel project so local residents can provide input. Not only was I appalled at Virgina Bass, Rex Bohn and Estelle Fennell being unwilling to work with Madrone on this issue but their comments — and the tone of said comments — were troubling. What I heard was the “good old boy” and “business as usual” dismissal to not consider the request at hand in a civil manner. Did Rex Bohn really think it was a good idea to state, “Respect is not given, it is earned?” on the heels of his lovely remarks regarding Latinos and stealing hubcaps? Not that I had a lot of respect for the man before but my opinion of him certainly tanked then. I feel their refusal to consider the letter to BIA as requested and their snide

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