The following is an open letter to the citizens of Lake Oswego:

My fellow Lake Oswegans,

When I made the decision to run for city council I did so because I was frustrated with our city government being less than truthful with us. While campaigning I have found that it is actually much worse.

I have come under fire from some for daring to point out their dishonesty and lies. In fact, most of the other six candidates for council already sit on boards, commissions, or committees.

In my opinion that makes them part of the problem, not the solution. They have already had a hand in creating the problems we face today and now they want even more power? That is unacceptable. While I have come under fire for pointing this out I will not apologize.

I will not apologize for holding members of our city government accountable for what they say and do.

If I am elected to council I will not allow the city to fleece us out of $80 million to pay for legacy projects behind our back. I will not allow the city to tear into home owners' property to build the sewer interceptor because they are too lazy and incompetent to pursue the alternatives. Our elected officials seem to have forgotten that the government does not own the people; the people own the government.

Candidates for council have spent hundreds if not thousands of dollars on their campaigns. I have very little money, my campaign expenditures have totaled about $1 hundred. I may not have the money that the other candidates have, but what I do have honesty. I will bring that honesty to the council.

My fellow Lake Oswegans, vote for Devin Holz and send a message to our city government that there is going to be a change coming to city hall.

Devin Holz is candidate for Lake Oswego City Council.

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