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Community Events, December 2013
Under weighty public pressure, the Island County Commissioners this week voted unanimously not to temporarily hamstring a special pot of money used for land preservation. This was a good decision and the commissioners should be congratulated for their willingness to put aside differing philosophies concerning growth and development to reach a compromise. The board also demonstrated that it does listen to the pleas of constituents, when they are loud enough.
Tomorrow, millions of people across the country will be gathering with friends, family, or both, for good food and good company. No doubt, many will also reflect on the things they are thankful for. To get the ball rolling, here’s a short gratitude list from the crew at the South Whidbey Record.