The bizarre Bonner County Property Rights Council (PRC) has issued its first draft “decision” in which they conclude that a simple common sense watershed protection ordinance is “unreasonable, unnecessary, and arbitrary.” How do they come to this conclusion? They simply presume ALL proposed ordinances are “unreasonable, unnecessary, and arbitrary.” Furthermore, as made clear from the eight pages of rambling nonsense in their decision document, no amount of evidence or reason is going to change their minds. In January, the PRC began its review of a “Watershed Overlay Protection District” approved by the Bonner County Planning and Zoning Commission in August of last year. The overlay is designed to protect public drinking water supplies that pull from surface waters. The new districts would allow a public water supply to identify potential upstream risks and establish best management practices in order to avoid contamination of public’s drinking water supplies/Terry Harris, KEA Blog. More here.