Villages of the Darned
They weren't totally evil,
nor were they particularly virtuous
but their incompetence, deceit, snake oil, and intimidation
made them the "Villages of the Darned
Some Stories

Coming Sometime...
  • 1. What the County Sold
        to the Community
  • 2. Initial Success - 15 projects!
  • 3. The 1st Chair:
          "I am in Charge"
       - Useful projects flee
  • 4. The "Amphitheater" Bungle
  • 5. Selecting the Second Chair
  • 6. Bylaw Update Fiasco!
  • 7. Appointing the Cronies
  •    - Talk, Talk, Talk...
  • 8. Rigging the 2008 Election
  • 9. Hiding the Minutes

... and who knows what new shenanigans they'll come up with!

The County Commissioners don't seem to care:
No law suit?
No worry!...

These bullies won’t respond to reason,
but they do respond to ridicule.

The names are changed to protect the innocent!

The purpose of this blog is to capture key learnings about how, in the relm of politics, a very good idea can go bad.

The author was one of the "chief petitioners" for the creation of a Clackamas County Complete Community "Village". Being retired, she was willing to volunteer larges amounts of time to the community.

As the sweet attentions and promises of the consultants hired to create complete communities faded into to the neglect by the Commissioners who hired them, the actions of the very junior bureaucrat hired to coordinate the program along with the apparence of do-nothing control freaks creeping out of the woodwork, what was a "good idea" became a tarpit of
      politics, bullying, personal attacks, deception, and violation of Community Trust, at its worst.

So read and learn about some of the creative ways, tools, and techniques of the

Villages of the Darned




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