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'What He Was Appointed to Do' 


I don't understand the outcry over Alan Bongio running interference for his developer buddy Travis Schneider ("It All Adds Up," Oct. 13). This is literally what he was appointed to do and the very reason that Rex Bohn's financial backers put him in office in the first place.

Land speculators, developers and folks in all of the related industries donate to Rex Bohn (you can get the list of their names from the elections office 460 forms, which are public record), so that he will work to weaken environmental protection (aka "pesky" or "burdensome") regulations and appoint wolves like Bongio to guard the hen houses, such as the Humboldt County Planning Commission.

Bohn was well known before Humboldt County's First District constituency elected him, and he will certainly be well known when he runs for re-election in 2024.

Richard Salzman, Arcata

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