If you thought Roz Gorc is against insiders and good-ol’ boy politics, note that the “insider” she opposes has voted against the lavish city hall, voted again relaxation of important environmental protections, and voted against packing the Bothell Planning Commission with developers. Rather Roz Gorc is asking you to add her to the insider good ol boy developer city council majority.
If you thought Roz Gorc offered you a way out of the divisive city council atmosphere, look at her endorsement from the developer mayor who berates city council members and Bothell citizens in the city council audience and bullies city staff. Roz Gorc offers you a way to continue a divisive and toxic city council atmosphere.
If you thought Roz Gorc offered you a fresh, new perspective, look at her defense of the developer mayor’s purchase of the Wayne Back 9, look at the developer mayor’s endorsement of her candidacy, look at the Master Builders’ Association endorsement. What is new and fresh about any of this?
If you thought Roz Gorc would work to better Bothell in every way possible, look at her questioning the idea of a Wayne regional park in the September 17 candidates’ forum.
If you believed Roz Gorc’s claims on the official voter pamphlet of being employed as “Director of Community Emergency Response Team” you might have been inclined to think this volunteer effort might be an adequate experience for city council service. You might be better served to question the ethics that would allow this misrepresentation of volunteer service as an “occupation.”
A vote for Roz Gorc is a vote to continue the good ol boy developer domination of the city council that created higher residential density, lower developer impact fees, fewer environmental protections, and a future of higher taxes to pay for the roads, schools, and busses that development fees won’t be paying for.
Do you have any doubt that as a new council member Roz Gorc would vote to continue the developer who endorsed her to be the new city mayor? Isn’t it Joshua Freed who creates the divisive and toxic atmosphere on the Bothell city council?
Dennis Skofstad, Letter