In his June 14 letter, Gary Bennett criticized former Ada County Commissioner Sharon Ullman. I disagree.
Sharon refused to take money from special interests, could not be bought, and always made the good of the people her highest priority. Her opponent and his supporters made unfounded accusations about Sharon.
Sharon, with her colleagues, invested $2 million in a waste-to-energy project at the landfill that would have created jobs, generated electric power, saved the county $2 million each of its first five years in operation, and been a better way to handle trash. The county commissioners canceled the project, wasting the county’s $2 million investment.
Sharon’s board left the annual 3 percent property tax increase in taxpayers’ pockets every one of her recent four years in office. Her successor takes more than the 3 percent property tax increase each year.
Sharon envisioned and spearheaded a community health screening program, which was implemented by Ada County, ISU-Meridian and other partners. The program improves the health of participants and saves money for taxpayers.
We need Sharon Ullman back in office and two more just like her.
Suzanne Fry, Boise