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Cook: We need Kari McVeigh on County Council for the serious work ahead

I am supporting Kari McVeigh for County Council District 1.   I believe Kari is a leader, and there has never been a time when we needed better leadership.  Kari checks the boxes in all areas including experience in budgeting, affordable housing, promoting a sustainable environment and a sustainable community.

Simonson: O'Day's experience with county permitting dept makes her an excellent council candidate

Stephanie O’Day would make an excellent County Council member due to her experience and knowledge gained from working with the County’s planning, permitting,  and development departments over the last 33 years.  She is very familiar with current functioning of those departments and where improvements are needed.   It is critical that we enhance those departments to streamline their production. We need the permitting of new construction and remodels to take less time, and be less burdensome so that we can reduce the cost of new construction.   Stephanie is a supporter of property rights. 

Doenges: No thank you to concrete plant

No thank you and why was the notification so lacking and WAY too late (the day before there were no more comments allowed?)

I say:  If it is so great and so 'ECO' groovy, let it go to some place like.... oh, I dont know... how about Waldron?

This simply cannot be shoved down all the home owner throats that are any where NEAR this site, nor the waterlands and ecosystems on either side. All sides actually.
We live in a farming community. Save our water. Save our air. Save our Island from this type of development in residential populations period.


Tom Doenges

Horoscope By Triana J. Elan   June 17 - 23, 2024

Venus Enters Cancer on Monday; Mercury Entered Cancer Sunday; Jupiter in Gemini Trine Pluto in Aquarius; Solstice on Thursday, Full Moon in Sagittarius on Friday Square Neptune in Pisces

Lots going on this week, as it has been in my absence of soul searching.

Powerful Venus enters Cancer on Monday and will be separated to Mercury by one degree. This will be especially felt by the Water signs Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces as a positive influence that induces flow, empathy and compassion.

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Horoscope By Triana J. Elan June 24 - 30, 2024 - Big Week!

Mercury in Cancer Trine Saturn in Pisces on Wednesday, Venus in Cancer in Range to Trine Saturn Later in Week; Mars in Taurus Sextile Venus in Cancer; Neptune in Pisces Sextile Retrograde Pluto at 1 Deg. Of Aquarius; Uranus in Taurus Trine Pluto

Mercury and Venus well aligned to Saturn are the big news this week; anything that aligns itself well with Saturn helps us a lot and in this case we’re talking about water signs so this largely has to do with feelings and emotions. Saturn is there to help us structure those rather than dissolve us into a torrent of tears or overwhelm us in other ways. Our energy is able to channel itself better.

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Vedder: Supports San Juan Island Library's need for levy increase

To the Editor:

Question:  What does the San Juan Island Library have in common with Island Rec, the Fire District, the School District and the Hospital District?

Answer:  They are all junior taxing districts. Every one of them is key to the vitality and health of our island community AND they are all dependent on property taxes to function successfully.  No junior taxing district can increase its annual tax revenue by more than one percent without a vote of the people. That is the law in Washington.  A one percent increase does not adequately fund maintenance and operations budgets that can pay salaries, make repairs and provide expected services.  This is a fact of life for the Library and all junior taxing districts.

Boye: Kari McVeigh gets my vote

Kari McVeigh gets my vote!
Kari has decades of experience working as a public servant for a variety of school districts.  She will hit the ground running with expertise in budget and finance, personnel, facilities and community interaction.