Dear Lake County commissioners:
Thank you for standing firm on behalf of landowners in Lake County by repealing the density map and regulations.
Lake County lost decades of financial resources from the Kerr Dam, lost the low-cost block of power, lost the promised Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes funds directed to Lake County government and Lake County school districts, and lost control of its waters and electric power.
The economic squeeze exerted by CSKT is fully advancing upon Lake County at high speed. Flexible land use planning is your last available tool for a sustainable economic future.
Providing consideration to CSKT when such consideration is not mutual is sheer folly and continued surrender.
Commissioners have a duty to all residents. You have absolutely no duty to the CSKT government, and urgently need to cease any timidity or fear of shaming or name-calling when you serve the best interest of your elected office.
Living in yesterday land will stunt everyone’s tomorrow. It's right to wish the CSKT success on their lands, but commissioners must focus entirely on the success of taxable lands in Lake County.