And now a message from Commissioner Todd Tondee (via Taryn Hecker's Facebook wall): "I was at the Republican Women monthly meeting today and stressed that please ask before just believing what my opponent is saying. We are not building a parking garage. We are brainstorming for the future, thinking of how and where we will put two more judges, additional courtrooms plus the Prosecutor and Public defenders' staff to support the new case load. The parking garage is a small part of the strategic facilities master plan. I think looking to the near distant needs of our county is one of the Commissioners' roles. I am not sure how we would take away your right to vote by allowing you to vote for or against "the alternative form of government" ballot measure. It's your choice. And no we are not making your property unbuildable with the new land use ordinances. The end goal is to actually clarify, simplify and uncomplicate the land use regulations. This will be an open and transparent process that will include multiple opportunity for public input."