Re: your Sept. 26 article, “Official fights Prop. 76 backing”:
Kathy Long is on the board of directors of the California State Association of Counties. A roster of the directors available on the CSAC Web site lists her as the representative for Ventura County.
The calendar of events on the CSAC Web site lists a board of directors meeting in Sacramento on September 8.
Item 3 on the agenda for that meeting is the consideration of November 2005 ballot initiatives. First on the list of initiatives is Proposition 76.
Kathy Long should have been at that meeting.
I can’t speak for everyone, but I know if my boss expected me to attend a meeting on his behalf, I’d better be there — or have a darn good explanation for my absence.
We, the public of this county, are Kathy Long’s boss. Her job as a public servant includes representing our county’s interests within the CSAC and to represent county government before the California Legislature.
Ms. Long works for us. She owes us an explanation for her absence.
— Karen Howard, Ventura