I’ve met Wade and Fran Freedle (a former County supervisor) once — at a fundraiser for our Assemblyman Brian Dahle at Foothill Flowers in downtown Grass Valley. It was attended by progressives and conservatives alike. It was a civilized affair.
But what I read about the Freedles makes me think that somebody must have short-sheeted their bed or something — a prank that would make them uncomfortable and understandably cranky.
Freedle once led in our County during a bitterly divided political scene, as I’ve written previously.
Then the Freedles helped defeat a needed fire tax in South County, as discussed here.
Along the way, the Freedles have advocated that our County join the State of Jefferson.
Now the Freedles are attacking a sensible plan to improve the infrastructure in our schools. It is the same “anti-government” rant that surfaced during the fire tax, peppered with falsehoods and innuendos.
We are a declining and aging population, and our community needs to get behind the schools, so we can attract more families. Likewise, we need to build — not burn — bridges with the rest of the state.
The Freedles, as “retiree activists,” are moving us in the wrong direction. We need to support our schools and their initiatives. It is our future.