To the editor:
Election time is just around the corner. I’m sure most of you realize our local economy is not good and what our county government has been doing to property owners doesn’t help matters. A recent attempt by our county government to shove an overpriced ill-advised sewer project down the throats of Freeland property owners is one example and, in my opinion, is not a dead issue but is just waiting to once again arise. Sure to follow will be imposed solutions to address storm water runoff and then incorporation.
For Freelanders, guess who gets to pay? For those of you living elsewhere in Island County and thinking that this problem is of no concern to you, think again. You’ll be helping to pay through the cash register should you ever decide to shop in Freeland.
More important, allowing the two commissioners currently running for re-election to impose for their own self-serving interests on the rest of us can and will lead to more problems. Many of the “solutions” proposed by these commissioners will make living in our beautiful county more unaffordable for the average citizen.
Fortunately, here in Island County, we are being offered two superb alternatives to the status quo of the past. Their names are Jeff Lauderdale and Jill Johnson, and I invite you to visit their websites at www.electjeff2012.com and www.voteforjill.org and come to your own conclusion. If you agree with me, I encourage you to forward the links to their websites to all of your family and friends living in Island County and encourage them to vote by Nov. 6. It is very important we vote in commissioners who will listen to all Island County citizens, set correct priorities and make decisions based on what the majority of Island County citizens want, not personal agendas.
The time has come to stand up and restore common sense government in Island County so it will remain livable for all. Who we elect as Island County commissioners on Nov. 6 will determine the future direction of our county government. Your vote could determine the outcome. I am voting for Jeff Lauderdale, Island County Commissioner District 1 and Jill Johnson, Island County Commissioner, District 2.