Published January 23, 2018 by the Bonner County Daily Bee – Article Link
Do you want an industrial plant near your rural home? No? Then read this:
Bonner County zoning codes are currently up for changes without the usual opportunities for citizen input. Under currently proposed revisions, industrial plants would be permitted in many county zones, potentially including yours. Protection of private property will be weakened.
In the past, citizens were offered many opportunities to contribute to changes such as these. The county held evening workshops in many locations, published progress reports, and tried hard to keep you informed and include your ideas.
Zoning for industrial uses is only one of many changes underway. Today’s commission may be doing the legal minimum, but they are trying to ram this through without your knowledge and ideas.
If elected Bonner County commissioner in November, I will transparently conduct public business. Today’s commission is doing the opposite.
Call the commissioners at 208-265-1438. Ask for a copy of the proposed changes and demand an open process!
STEVE LOCKWOOD – Sandpoint