Julie Ryan is the progressive choice for those of us who rely on clean tap water and a conscientious flush from the Humboldt Community Services District. There are two seats open, and one of the other candidates is Alan Bongio. The North Coast Journal has detailed all the reasons why Alan Bongio shouldn't be a public servant — especially on the Humboldt County Planning Commission. But, he also makes planning and infrastructure decisions in his concurrent seat as the president of HCSD. Bongio's recent actions show that Good Old Boys still blatantly grant favors. I've been monitoring the district's meetings for the past couple years, and my take on his actions on that board is: As a member of the G.O.B. contingent, Bongio is casual about perpetuating his own ruling class.
J. A. Savage, Eureka