Kitzhaber had no choice.
Byline: The Register-Guard
Facing raging wildfires around the state and yet another special legislative session, Gov. John Kitzhaber John Albert Kitzhaber (born March 5 1947 in Colfax, Washington) is a physician, member of the Democratic Party and former two term Governor of Oregon. He graduated from South Eugene High School in 1965, Dartmouth College in 1969, and then Oregon Health & Science University with a didn't need the distraction - not to mention the aggravation Any circumstances surrounding the commission of a crime that increase its seriousness or add to its injurious consequences.
Such circumstances are not essential elements of the crime but go above and beyond them. - of having to deal with a stubborn Oregon member of the Northwest Power Planning Council who refused to resign when asked to do so by the governor.
So the governor rightly designated a successor to council member John Brogoitti, who will either be fired by Kitzhaber after a one-on-one hearing with the governor or will be replaced by successor-to-be Melinda Eden after her expected confirmation by the Oregon Senate on Sept. 4 or 5.
What brought on all of this unnecessary silliness was Brogoitti's tantrum tan·trum
A fit of bad temper.
n a sudden outburst or violent display of rage, frustration, and bad temper, usually occurring in a maladjusted child or immature or disturbed adult. over Kitzhaber's declining to support him for chairman of the eight-member planning council. Brogoitti's term on the council actually expired in January, but the governor was busy with three special budget-balancing legislative sessions and didn't get around to picking a replacement.
Brogoitti obviously displeased dis·please
v. dis·pleased, dis·pleas·ing, dis·pleas·es
To cause annoyance or vexation to.
To cause annoyance or displeasure. the governor in several respects, and history, courtesy and practicality suggested - strongly - that he should have followed the governor's wishes and stepped aside. But Brogoitti didn't, instead putting out a news release accusing the governor of having some secret agenda to undermine the council. What Kitzhaber actually was trying to undermine was Brogoitti's tenure on the council. If the person who appointed you to a position wants you out, tradition holds that you leave. But that wasn't the way Brogoitti saw it.
In picking Brogoitti's successor, Kitzhaber has chosen well. Eden, a grape grower from Milton-Freewater, has been a member of the Oregon Environmental Quality Commission since 1996 and is currently the commission's chair. She should have a sound grasp of the issues facing the power council.
The council is comprised of two members each from Oregon, Washington, Idaho and Montana. Its mission is to balance the sometimes competing needs of the generation of electricity from federal hydropower hy·dro·pow·er
Hydroelectric power. dams in the Columbia Basin The Columbia Basin, the drainage basin of the Columbia River, occupies a large area–about 673,396 square kilometres (260,000 square miles)—of the Pacific Northwest region of North America. with the need to preserve salmon runs The salmon run is the time at which salmon swim back up the rivers in which they were born to spawn. Pacific salmon spawn and then die, while Atlantic salmon winter over in deep spots in the river and try to return to the sea to recover in the spring and return to spawn again in and other wildlife habitat. This balancing act is often tough, especially when representatives from the four states don't see eye-to-eye. And it's certainly not made easier by egocentrics who don't understand the word, "goodbye."