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These were some of the comments from islanders at the recent San Juan County Open House on Thursday, March 6, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., Eastsound Fire Hall. Representatives from Public Works and the county discussed everything from the Critical Areas Ordinance to better shoreline access to the Mt. Baker road project.
Eastsound Mayor Fargo, a Boston terrier, was immortalized during the Feb. snow storm with his very own bust.
Four property tax breaks for agricultural, timber and “open space” have recently become an issue for voters, the County Council, San Juan County Assessor Charles Zalmanek and the Washington state legislature.
The Senate passed HB-1129 to fund construction of a third new 144-car “Olympic” class ferry with a 41-8 vote on March 7.
Campaigns for dueling gun initiatives on this year’s ballot could bring national attention to Washington state, and contribute to an ongoing debate about gun laws across the United States.