Letters to the Editor

Rezone must have a reason

You can’t fault people for owning property, but you can fault a commissioner for rezoning land without any input from the landowners or the general public during public hearings on the property.

If Bakke and McDowell are reelected they will continue to do as they have in the past. If re-elected there isn’t a piece of land in Island County safe from rezoning without compensation.

Island County voters need representation, they don’t get that with McDowell or Bakke.

The proof is in the decision just passed unanimously by the commissioners, rezoning the approach corridors to the air station. You must know there is a motive for this other than the Navy or the land owners asking for it.

Building a school there is laughable, would you vote for a levy to do that? Protecting the property is also unnecessary, most is farm land and was zoned properly, thus the building permit process would have stopped any building without a rezone to do so.

No one but Bakke and McDowell wanted it re-zoned, no hearing, no public input, but it got a unanimous approval, Why?

We voters have the chance to change this policy, and we must.

Tom Downey

Oak Harbor

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