Attend the meeting today, it starts at 5:30. The Parks Advisory Board is meeting to address whether to destroy the Westfall property investment. Lend support to stop this injustice!

The City of Klamath Falls is in the process of ruining a Klamath Falls family and that family needs your support to convince the City to do the right thing. Go to Council meetings held on Mondays and speak out during the public comments period. This will at least get your comment to the public access TV crowd.

To understand what is going on, please read the last post, “Klamath Falls Two Face.”


First they came for the communists,
and I didn’t speak out because I wasn’t a communist.

Then they came for the socialists,
and I didn’t speak out because I wasn’t a socialist.

Then they came for the jews,
and I didn’t speak out because I wasn’t a jew.

Then they came for me,
and there was no one left to speak for me.

Quote from Martin Niemöller (1892–1984) about the inactivity of German intellectuals following the Nazi rise to power and the purging of their chosen targets.

Situation: The Westfall family has a large investment in a property wherein they purchased the building, but must lease the land it sits on from the City. Should the City decide not to renew their lease, they will be forced to tear down the building and lose their entire $200,000 investment. The City simply decided they didn’t want them there.

There is ample evidence that the City has created many barriers to operating a suitable business on the property. While vacant, the Westfalls’ have continuously maintained the property beyond minimum requirements.

Action: The City Council needs to take a proactive stance to protect the Westfalls from the runaway City administration.

—> The City should renew the lease without changes or predjudice.

—> City Council members should take an active role in preventing Staff from harming any future options to use the site within the definition of serving the public use of the lake and park.

– or –

The City should just buy back the property to compensate the Westfalls for many years of harrassment, pain, and irreparable loss of value.  

Here’s a chance to test for yourself the responsiveness of the City by registering support for the Westfall request. It would be wonderful to publish an article about how City officials made a good decision for a change.

We will gladly post submitted follow-up stories about this.