I was amazed to read Commissioner Ken Dahlstedt’s quote in Friday’s Skagit Valley Herald. Referring to the state public meetings law, he reportedly said, “Whenever you have three bosses that can’t communicate (with each other), it’s extremely difficult.”

One of the main reasons Skagit Home Rule worked so hard to change county government to a charter form was so the leaders could discuss issues with each other (in smaller groups) before bringing them to a public meeting.

Dahlstedt fought that campaign bitterly. Now he seems to agree to at least one of the powerful arguments for a charter form of government in our county.

I hope that means he’s had a change of heart.

Suzanne Butler

Mount Vernon

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