By Nicole Montesano • Staff Writer • 

Recall qualifies for ballot

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Sunrise

So Berschauer says "I am confident that over the next month the truth will prevail and we will rise above this divisive attack." OK, so the truth is the she has leveled accusations of dishonesty at county employees with no proof whatsoever. The truth is the she has cost the county hundreds of thousands in taxpayer money through the disasterous way her and Starrett ended the trail project. The truth is her and Starrett have made an attempt to force county employees to violate state laws related to the second amendment and her "view" that these state laws are bad - that is a direct violation of her oath of office. The truth is that she has attacked the professional staff and Director of Health and Human Services by her antivax and antimask rhetoric. The truth is that if anyone did as deep a dive into her past as she and her minions did to Barbara Boyer, there would be a whole lot of questionable things come out about her past that would be incredibly damaging. The truth is that she has made claims about not raising property taxes that are subject to the PERMANENT tax rate that has been in place since 1997 and can only be changed by a vote of the people - even if she wanted to increase the tax rate she couldn't do so without a vote of the people. The truth is that her and Starrett have wasted hours and County resource on more than twenty meaningless an ineffective resolutions that do absolutely nothing - except waste time and money. The truth is that Berschauer says "previous commissioners voted to spend taxpayer money on this trail without having the legal land use authority to do so” yet she has not produced one shred of evidence to back that accusation up. The list goes on. It is a joke to hear Berschauer talk about how the recall effort is a "divisive attack" when, frankly, there is no one more divisive through their actions than Berschauer herself.

David S. Wall

There are interesting facts listed in the finances below:

*Save Yamhill County Finances can be viewed here:

https://secure.sos.state.or.us/orestar/cneSearch.do?cneSearchButtonName=search&cneSearchFilerCommitteeId=21585&OWASP_CSRFTOKEN=3L9X-3MD3-TH0X-XWHM-KBC7-Y9YE-210B-665T

*Kulla's [01.05.22]donation to Save Yamhill County (to Recall Berschauer), a whopping ($565.00): [Transaction I.D. 3983501] can be viewed here:

https://secure.sos.state.or.us/orestar/gotoPublicTransactionDetail.do?tranRsn=3983501&OWASP_CSRFTOKEN=QTP1-U5TV-QZ65-A10P-NRXC-9D42-L7SW-NXAE

*Berschauer's finances can be seen here:

https://secure.sos.state.or.us/orestar/cneSearch.do?cneSearchButtonName=search&cneSearchFilerCommitteeId=18526&OWASP_CSRFTOKEN=3L9X-3MD3-TH0X-XWHM-KBC7-Y9YE-210B-665T

David S. Wall

EZ Rider

Mr. Wall, I'm not sure what your point is - but, the $565 isn't a contribution FROM Kulla, it's an expenditure from Save Yamhill County TO Kulla's campaign fund. In addition, I noticed in Berschauer's transactions that there a some farmers who contributed large amounts to her. VanDyke's, Gaibler, Kuehne, and of course the George's, etc. For these farmers who are always crying about how they're losing money, they sure seem to have a lot laying around to donate big to people who represent a single issue. I find it ironic that Kathy George is donating to Berschauer when Berschauer attacks past commissioners who supported the trail - which would include Kathy George for example. Berschauer also seems to be expending thousands to an attorney in Wilsonville too. For????

David S. Wall

To EZ Rider;

You are correct and I made a mistake for which I apologize to Casey and to SYC and to the reading public.

*Kulla's [01.05.22]donation to Save Yamhill County (to Recall Berschauer), a whopping ($565.00): [Transaction I.D. 3983501] can be viewed here:

https://secure.sos.state.or.us/orestar/gotoPublicTransactionDetail.do?tranRsn=3983501&OWASP_CSRFTOKEN=QTP1-U5TV-QZ65-A10P-NRXC-9D42-L7SW-NXAE

This is not a contribution to Kulla from SYC but the other way around.

Again, I apologize to all.

Thank-you EZ Rider for pointing out my error.

David S. Wall

David S. Wall

EZ Rider

Check this out...I do not know what this means...I have a good idea but...

https://secure.sos.state.or.us/orestar/gotoPublicTransactionDetail.do?tranRsn=3987358&OWASP_CSRFTOKEN=YY06-D8YQ-IOBL-GIGA-CRIT-M77S-GS02-V6DL

David S. Wall

EZ Rider

Mr. Wall, I don't know either. Share of text banking? No clue.

treefarmer


“Sunrise” - Much appreciate the list of facts and solid logic. While it is not comprehensive (a complete list would require far more space than is allotted to us here) it provides the basics to document valid reasons for the recall. The rich and influential have re-erected their garish signs along our county roads – a tactic that may well have influenced some voters in the last election – but I remain hopeful that by now Yamhill County citizens will have come to realize what Berschauer’s reign of imperial ineptitude has cost them. (And if maladministration isn’t motivation enough, who among us wants to keep paying taxes to finance large legal bills to defend the indefensible?)

Sincere thanks to SYC and the many devoted folks who worked so hard to right this far-reaching wrong. I salute you.

Rotwang

Woke Hollywood money will carry the election to its inevitable conclusion. I sometimes wonder if this would be taking place if Lindsay was not so pro-2A.

yamhillbilly2

Rotwang, what “woke Hollywood money” are you referring to?

treefarmer


Wonder no more - cryptic snark is par for that one's course.

EZ Rider

I get so tired of oversimplifying or otherwise deflecting the conversation. I served as a United States Marine many years ago. I did so defending our entire constitution, and the greatest country in the world. These elected officials who all the sudden realize they can gain some political traction by claiming to be pro 2nd amendment are offensive. Yamhill County has had some recent serious issues by ignoring such amendments as the 4th and 14th. I bet Berschauer and Starrett aren't even aware of what those issues are. Instead of looking at the entire constitution along with their oath of office, they try to grab populist ideas or single issues because they have money attached to those who want to forward their own special interests. They are instead so focused on being a demagogue and creating some crisis that they can supposedly be the solution for. Don't try to tell me about the second amendment and it's importance. I was fighting for this country before Berschauer was even born. I'm ready for some actual leadership, the end of the ongoing corruption, and commissioners who actually represent all the citizens of this county - not just those who donate to their campaigns. No more quid pro quo.

EZ Rider

Berschauer and Starrett just keep going it seems. There are photos posted of both of them photo oping in Yamhill at 3 pm in the afternoon on Wednesday of this week. They're paid to be on the job at that time. Also the two of them aren't suppose to be photo oping in the same place at the same time unless its publicly posted on the county website. Two of them makes a quorum, and that's a meeting. They should be at work looking after the hot mess at the county instead of parading around on street corners.

Jean

I wonder how many people in this town are afraid to put up a sign in their yard or a bumper sticker on their car that expresses their desire for different leadership at the county level? They are afraid because they don't want to be doxxed, have their cars and houses vandalized, or get verbally assaulted in public or social media. I hope we all see what this tactic really is: It's one final....desperate...grab to hang on to power. All that outside $$$, the huge signs on every highway, and a campaign of constant fear mongering are not the values of Yamhill County. If the only thing you can run on is "vote for me or else" you will lose.

treefarmer


What Jean observes is depressing but true. Several people have said they were even afraid to contribute to SYC because having their information on record would subject them to the bullying and harassment described above. We need to be rid of this tyranny. It is wrong on every level to be paying a salary to someone who is not just failing to represent us but using fear to keep us in line while she makes destructive decisions and squanders our taxes. I continue to have faith that some combination of outrage and buyer’s remorse will end this dark episode for the good hard-working citizens of Yamhill County. I’ve said it before – we deserve better.