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Role of advisory panel sullied by self-interest | Letters

The two responses to David Dehlendorf’s April 2 column ("Poster-child for conflict of interest"), purporting to represent the interests of homeowners were entirely predictable and not worth addressing.

The writers do not represent homeowners but rather are shills for the business community seeking to have unrestricted freedom to construct and alter at will.

As the late county commissioner Alan Lichter tried frequently to point out, the San Juan Islands are in danger of becoming Nantucket Island; i.e. overbuilt, pricey and without the rural ambience that the San Juan’s now have.

I urge the County Council to purge county boards and commissions of those who have a vested interested in pursuing these destructive policies; and I urge local citizens with no vested interests to volunteer for these positions.

Tom Munsey/San Juan Island

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