Mosquito abatement district still tabulating assessment ballots – public hearing July 9, 7:30 pm, 444 Otterson Drive in Chico

25 Jun

I finally phoned the Butte County Mosquito and Vector Control District in O-ville to ask what was the result of the assessment vote. 

I’m sorry to poke fun, but the lady who answered the phone sounded so happy to get a call, I felt I had made her day. How many hours does she sit there, watching the hands on the clock? I won’t speculate on what she does all day, but I’m guessing she could count the number of calls she gets from the public on one hand. A month.

You could almost hear the air fizz out of her head as I asked about the assessment ballot. Her voice lost all that cheerful animation,  immediately became very strained. Like I’d offended the hell out of her just asking.  I get that alot.  People just hate a snoop, don’t you? I hate a snoop, but I don’t eat out of the public cookie jar, I just put cookies in.  Public servants need to get used to getting slapped when they get caught with that sticky mitt in there.  But they continue to act like, “what?”

“The tabulation will be announced July 9 in Chico,” she snapped. Yeah, snapped. I could tell by her tone that I wasn’t the only person who has questioned this assessment. 

Yes, according to the ballot instructions, the results will be announced to the public on July 9 at 7:30 pm, at the District office in Chico – 444 Otterson Drive. I don’t know why she just can’t give it to me on the phone, you know they’ve done it already.  

Well, I’m just on pins and needles – hope you are too. I will try to attend that meeting, at least it’s in town.  



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