Re "Board votes for secession in Siskiyou" (Page B2, Sept. 4): The Siskiyou County Board of Supervisors voted 4-1 to secede from California. Approving onlookers included staffers for U.S. Congressman Doug LaMalfa. The reason was that they believed that their state representation, all local legislators being Republicans, did not or could not do the job. The attendees want their own version of "regime change" or secession in this case, since they did not get their way and were disappointed.
The issues themselves are minor, the fire tax now in place of the underperforming mutual aid contracts with other fire districts, and, state and local water issues currently in play in the state Capitol. The only person who seems to understand the role of government is the board chairman who said "he was elected to solve problems within the system."
I suspect that with this one notable example the local legislative district needs new leaders. Stick with the rational guy.
-- Reginald Bronner, Lincoln