“Extremist forces are seeking to unseat Claire from her city council seat through a misuse of the recall process." (Posted at ClaireSyrett.org)
Fact: Over 2,000 Ward 7 voters, from all walks of life, signed the petition to recall Syrett. Individuals who peacefully exercise their constitutional right to "petition the Government for a redress of grievances" are good citizens, not extremists.
“I think it’s important to point out contradictions in several people’s testimony this evening. These speakers seem to have more interest in finding places to house cars over creating more homes for human beings. I heard several people say essentially “save the trees, don’t increase lot coverage” … “oh, and make sure there is parking required.” Which, of course would also displace trees and create heat islands while doing nothing to house people. I want to say I’m very disappointed … " (May 23, 2022 City Council meeting.)
Fact: Numerous citizens testified that off-street parking is necessary to support residents with disabilities, future electric vehicle charging, and to handle the substantial increase in residents allowed by the "Middle Housing" upzoning. Not a single person who expressed this opinion expressed or implied in any way that cars were more important than humans.
" Unfortunately, we have members of our community who are determined to engage in conflict on this topic regardless of how much outreach we do.” (March 9, 2022 City Council meeting)
Fact: This absurd accusation demonstrates how disdainful Syrett is of anyone who disagrees with her, no matter the issue. Without a second, she denigrates her own constituents as acting in bad faith. This is one of the reasons that Syrett is unfit to represent all of Ward 7 voters.
"I don’t believe I’ve received one communication from a property owner on River Road who has concerns about this [EmX on River Road] proposal." (February 28, 2022 City Council / Lane Transit District Board Joint Work Session)
Fact: According to Ward 7 citizens who attempted to engage their City Councilor, "Five days earlier, over 150 petitions against MovingAhead, signed by people in and near her ward, including numerous people living and working on River Road, were delivered for her to the City Manager’s office."
There are numerous significant examples of Syrett dissembling or finessing the facts. That she is not honest and transparent is perhaps the most important reason she does not deserve voters' trust in her as a Eugene elected official.
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