10/16/2008: "LETTERS ON NOXIOUS WEEDS"
To the Editor:
After attending Tuesday's (Council) meeting and observing the discussion regarding the Weed Tax. I was impressed with Mr Petersen's reference to the Comprehensive Plan, and to paraphrase, "that the County adhere to the spirit of the Comprehensive Plan, i.e., that citizens should be engaged, in enforcing and assisting their neighbors in administering the law (and in this case weed control)."
His suggestion would cost little more than perhaps a media campaign using our - newspapers, etc., to enlist each of us citizens who would benefit directly to do the right thing.
How about employing our kids - LEOS, Boy Scouts, etc? This effort would make for great after school and summer projects that do considerable good for the community.
Let's think about how we can do more with less. No more new taxes, please.
San Juan Island
Dear County Council,
To paraphrase the famous quote, " one man's weed may be another's flowers." I am very concerned that when we interfere with nature by declaring one thing good and another bad we reap the law of
unintended consequences. The San Juan's have managed to do just fine for eons without the State or County controlling weeds. We don't need further intrusion into our already overtaxed lives.