An Intervenor Votes YES for Kaety Jacobson and Casey Miller
Because of my interest in Ballot Measure 21-203, voters ask me who I support for the two open positions on the Board of Commissioners.
My response: “Casey Miller for Position 1 and Incumbent Kaety Jacobson for Position 3.” Then shock sets in. “How can you support Kaety? She spoke out against Ballot Measure 21-203 before the election?” The truth is that initially, I did not.
I am a named Intervenor on behalf of the County in the lawsuits filed by 24 Short Term Rentals (STR) Investors, including 19 carpetbaggers who are not Lincoln County residents, over Measure 21-203. The Intervenors’ constituents are the 10,080 YES on 21-203 Voters, many of whom are donating to cover the legal fees for our intervention.
As an Intervenor, I have a unique window into the litigation phase of this process. I listened with an open mind to Kaety’s responses to the many STR questions voters asked candidates for the last month. I concluded that Kaety is best-positioned to make the STR phase-out a reality by November 19, 2026. Our success requires her re-election. Why? Because Kaety does not have to “come up to speed,” as would the other candidates.
As the Incumbent, Kaety will not have to wait eight months until her swearing-in to make decisions. She can (1) be briefed by outside counsel, (2) approve the litigation budget, and (3) direct implementation during these critical next few months. As the Incumbent, Kaety felt the acute sting of a wildly successful Ballot Measure. Therefore, I trust her.
The candidates’ responses to the 15neighborhoods’ Questionnaire are on the website. Developer Mark Watkins did not respond. Kaety responded in English and Spanish. Casey Miller was the only candidate for Position 1 who responded to the 15neighborhoods Questionnaire. That says it all.
Vote YES for Kaety Jacobson and Casey Miller.
Respectfully, Monica Kirk
Unincorporated Lincoln County