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Bonnie Johnson, Fargo, Published March 02 2013

Letter: Amendments will undercut project

As the former Cass County administrator, who worked many years on flooding issues in Cass County, I must admit I was more than a little surprised when one of our own legislators introduced amendments to erode the success of the proposed diversion project. I’m not sure why any Cass County representatives would support Rep. Al Carlson’s, R-Fargo, misguided notion and complete ignorance regarding project funding.

The Forum editorial was exactly correct when they said the city, county and state must show the ability and willingness to fund a project before the federal government can take it seriously. If the state of North Dakota fails to commit to this project, it sends the wrong message to Washington, and 92 percent of the residents in Cass County will lack updated flood protection.

When do we get to vote again?