Pubdate: Sun, 11 Jun 2000
Date: 06/11/2000
Source: Post-Standard, The (NY)
Author: William H. Tiede
Authors: William H. Tiede
Cited: ReconsiDer:

To the Editor:

As a former Syracusan, I read the article by Greg Munno (Viewpoint
sinks drug commission nominees, June 4) with some consternation.

It took a while to digest the logic (?) of the feds and the health
committee regarding the two ReconsiDer nominees. I didn't realize that
the War on Drugs included federal oversight of county legislative
bodies and commissions.

Let me get this straight. The ideal nominees for the commission are
non-existent nominees not proposed by legislators other than Kinne.
The nominees must then be approved by the U.S. Attorney's office. The
nominees are then approved by the Health Committee, which doesn't take
time to properly review their credentials.

Finally, the two nominees in question must agree with the other 43
commission members on all policy issues. Why don't they save money and
reduce the commission to one member? This eliminates the danger of

William H. Tiede
Paoli, Pa.

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