Written by Bob Evans (candidate for supervisor)
The following is an excerpt from a personal email. Bob Evans did not ask me to post it. Jack Lee
1. For the first time in decades Butte County might lose its Republican majority on the Board of Supervisors. This assumes that Bill Connelly is successful in his run for Assessor. (I believe this is a realistic assumption) If Bill leaves the Board that will leave two Republicans on the Board, and Bill’s replacement will be named by Governor Brown. I also believe that Governor Brown will name a liberal replacement for Bill. That will mean that our Board of Supervisors will be made up of two Republicans, two Democrats and one Independent. We will have lost the conservative majority that has been an accurate reflection of the populace of Butte County for the past several decades.
2. This change in the balance of our Board could have devastating effects on Butte County when taken in concert with what is happening in Sacramento. Specifically I am referencing the number of Bills our State Legislature is churning out in record pace. Last year Governor Brown signed over 800 new Bills. This year there are nearly 1,900 new Bills working their way through the Legislature. My assumption is that the vast majority of these bills are not favorable to North State, or rural, or Butte County’s heritage and values.
Certainly, if this scenario proves accurate, Butte County will not have the votes, nor the will to aggressively push back against new mandates coming from Sacramento. Quiet acquiescence will be the role our Board of Supervisors will play. Our farming industry, our jobs, our water, our heritage and our way of life will be changed to reflect what the Southern California urban lawmakers want it to be – and all without any pushback from our Board.