Ed Note: HBO has intercepted this e-mail from Hayden vet Dusty Rhoads. Where’s that PR firm when you need it?
“The Resolution that was on the Kootenai County Commissioner’s Agenda for 1400 hours Tuesday January 10th has been pulled from the table. This resolution was to establish a “Veterans Affairs Commission” under the Co. Commissioners just as is the one under Governor Kempthorne.
“Evidently there has been a rush of last minute phone calls to the Commissioners speaking against this resolution. I sure don’t understand how any veteran in this county could vote against a Veterans Commission that would have the ability to set down at an official meeting with the County Commissioners on a regular basis. Problems, suggestions and ideas could be presented to the Commissioners from this group of advisors. Seven veterans from federally chartered veterans organizations, who belong to the Kootenai County Veterans Council, would have an open door to be pro-veteran for any and all actions within the county. How could we pass up this opportunity?
“I think there may be some members of veterans organizations who do not currently belong to the Kootenai County Veterans Council and may feel left out but they are more than welcome to join at any time and would be welcomed with open arms. The Veterans Council Monthly Meeting is an opportunity for every veterans organization to speak up on any and all issues.
“The County Commissioners Office will now set a date and time and hold an open hearing about establishing this Veterans Affairs Commission. Both those for and those against this resolution can speak up at that time. All the veterans organizations in the county will be notified by
the Commissioner’s Staff.”