Letter to Editor | Quid Pro Quo or Hobson’s Choice?

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— from Bea vonTobel — The OISD board will place an interesting proposal on the February ballot. It will pit the concerns and interests of three major island groups against each other: those who wish to bring buildings and grounds to health and safety standards, music program supporters, and track supporters. … Continue reading

Letter to Editor | Support Affordable Housing and Property Tax Equity Comment on 2017 County Budget

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— from Shireene Hale — Next week citizens will have an opportunity to encourage the San Juan County Council to take actions that will support affordable housing and provide property tax equity. The county is holding a hearing to take comment on the 2017 budget and department goals, which will … Continue reading

Letter to Editor | Durland, Watson Bring Imaginative Minds to Governance

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— from Charles Carver — Governance is an instrument of extraordinary potential to promote the welfare of the community. It can inspire, educate, forge a vision and the coalitions to implement it. Governance to do so, however, requires public officials of intelligence and imagination, individuals with a sense of the … Continue reading

Letter to Editor | Watson, Durland Will Address Ongoing Land-Use Concerns

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— from Lee Sturdivant — The San Juan County Council recently released their preliminary budget for 2017. A hearing on the budget is scheduled for November 14. During this campaign, Councilmen Jarman and Hughes have repeatedly said they want to simplify the county code, revise land use regulations to address … Continue reading