Please. Please. Please. Please. Please. Supervisors, DO NOT remove the one honest addition to the new Guiding Principles. I know they will, but I hope to goodness they don’t.
Here’s Principle #7, which also guts any principle to protect natural resources for their own sake, but forget that for the moment. Notice the addition of “honoring landowners”. How perfect is that? Especially in a set of principles bought and paid for by HumCPR. (The PR stands for “Property Rights”). Really and truly and sincerely, please do not remove the honoring, please. But they will.
I mean they didn’t choose ‘person’s’ or ‘resident’s’ for example, but ‘landowner’s’. Perfect AND honest. And I am pro-honesty in government.
Guiding Principle #7:
“Protect natural resources, especially open space, water resources, water quality, scenic beauty, and salmonid habitat.”
“Honor landowners’ right to live in urban, suburban, rural or remote areas of the county while using a balanced approach to protect natural resources, especially open space, water resources, water quality and fisheries habitat in cooperation with state and federal agencies.