Reader: Two things caused me to wait in writing this. First, I waited for someone to comment on the Jan. 4 Board of Supervisors meeting’s discussion of a huge price increase to Kern County landowners and to my surprise, no one offered any comments.

Second, my wife participated in the board meeting and spoke for Kern County ratepayers as a former county employee and I wasn’t sure that writing an editorial about something she was involved in was appropriate. These thoughts and words are my own and I have tried to not be biased. I will let you decide.

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