Already made up its mind? | Letters
July 11, 2012 · 8:35 AM
I had suspected that the County Council was deaf. Now I know that they’ve just stopped listening.
They have already made up their minds about the critical areas ordinance. Public input is officially over. Here’s proof.
I recently attended a meeting with the attorney general of Washington where Howie (Nostradamus) Rosenfeld predicted that the CAO would be passed soon by a vote of 5-to1. How utterly astonishing. (Or perhaps this was decided in a secret meeting?)
Anywhere else this would be called “Breaking News.” Here in San Juan County it is evidence that our council stopped listening.
The “Gang of Five” has already decided their course. Let’s ram this law down the people’s throats.
Mr. Rosenfeld’s determination to slap us with the most restrictive anti-human laws since Prohibition is shameful. If the other members of this Gang of Five go along it will be a loss of freedom and a critical blow to our local economy.
The Prohibition made criminals out of everyone except “teetotalers.” This CAO will trip up everyone who may have a mud puddle or a frog on his or her property.
It is simply the worst assault on individual liberty in San Juan County’s history.This legislation is expensive, unenforceable, and makes criminals out of property owners for using their land. It’s just wrong.
For Howie to assert that this CAO will pass soon by a 5-1 margin is frightening. We need to speak louder by voting this gang out of office.
Gordy Petersen/San Juan Island