David Madore: Promises Made - Promises Broken

 

  • “I pledge to diligently, honestly, selflessly manage and defend the public resources entrusted to me to bless and advance our community. I will faithfully and impartially discharge the duties of the office…” (Madore Website)
    • Except when it comes to David Madore’s political buddies, like Don Benton…he made sure Don Benton was paid 6-figure salaries at your expense.
  • Return to sound financial principles, to once again live within our means.
    • Except David Madore increased the cost of salaries and benefits to the county by $7.9 million per year, $3.7 million of which directly impacted the general fund.
    • Except David Madore’s policies that expand government resulted in $14.6 million of General Fund reserves spent in supplemental budgets (2013-2015) requiring a $10 million loan to maintain minimum reserves.
  • Protect our business friendly policies that support our booming economy.
    • Except David Madore waived $4,006,349 in permit fees and shifted that financial burden on to you, the taxpayer and homeowner. How did you benefit from that shell game?
    • Except David Madore continues to shift the tax burden to you as he waived $8,353,564 in traffic impact fees.
    • Except David Madore’s fee waiver policies have cost the taxpayers of Clark County the opportunity to qualify for up to $24 million in grant funds now not available for road projects.
  • Protect the free use of our parks and boat launches.
    • Except David Madore proved he doesn’t care about the upkeep and safety of your parks when he voted against funding for his own Parks Ambassador Program and additional park security.
  • Restore open, transparent, accountable, limited government.
    • Except David Madore encourages people to steal paid newspaper subscriptions by using an anonymous website anype.com (December 29, 2016 FB post)
    • Then he encourages this behavior again again on 6/8/2016: “…the disastrous campaign of hate by the owner Scott Campbell who inherited this resource from his dad is not only harming these individuals, but our community as a whole.” That’s the tragedy.
    • hideme.be/browse.php/ofyKQC9p/EFDAmzaK/fOL0GWkN/ivzDFOXp/ZgjEixVz/Hl6hftE0/VIwuy3W3/F9icZsA_/3D/b13’” 6/8/2016 DM FB Post
    • Why and what does David Madore want to hide??
  • “Keep a lid on taxes, fees, and regulations.”
    • Except David Madore increased Clean Water Fees on ordinary property tax payers and single-family residences by 42% -totaling $1.6 million- the largest fee increase in Clark County history.
  • “Transparency, accountability and open government used to be practiced…” (DM FB post 6/2/2016)
    • Except David Madore refuses to provide records required under the Public Records Act which prompted a lawsuit to be filed against Clark County due to his refusal to comply with the law.
  • “We are doing all that we can to forge healthy relationships with every partner willing to move Clark County infrastructure forward.” (DM December 2014)
    • Except David Madore led the effort to breach the county’s valid contract with the Columbia River Economic Development Council.
    • Except David Madore has led efforts to sever ties or harm relationships with: CREDC, C-TRAN, Regional Transportation Council, Southwest Washington Humane Society, the homebuilding community, City of Vancouver and other Clark County cities.
  • “I welcome your thoughts and opinions on any issue.”
    • Except David Madore excludes the Columbian and does not return their phone calls.
    • Except David Madore labels anyone or any group who disagree with his opinion as “hate groups and has banned hundreds of people from his “public” Facebook page.