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Thinking ahead is a good thing
(There is an) excellent opportunity for the citizens of Kitsap in a win-win scenario with Pope and Talbot for the largest one-piece acquisition of public lands for 7,000 acres that exist in Kitsap County. I understand the importance of private property and its connection to our freedoms. It’s something our culture and laws have been greatly influenced by. Thankfully, in the past, we have had those who could see into the future in regards to land use and allowed for the use of land by our National Park System.
I congratulate (North End Commissioner) Steve Bauer, Pope and Talbot and others for thinking ahead. My concern would be the impact on the North Kitsap school system with the added homes. I believe once those on either side of the ideological spectrum stop shooting each other in the foot, we could move forward and better plan many of our community wants and responsibilities in a better climate. Many citizens in Kitsap County have often felt left out in the woods so to speak. Thankfully, in the North End, we do have a commissioner who thinks out of the box and values the rights and perspectives of all of us.