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Hey, Commissioners, It’s The Water

Someone needs to remind the Kootenai County Commissioners why many people choose to live in North Idaho, and Kootenai County in particular.  It's the water—the many lakes and rivers that sparkle and beckon us to dip our toes, drop a lure or just take a photo.  But now, after eight years of work on a new comprehensive plan and land use codes by city planners, planning commissioners, citizens, consultants and others, the new commissioners seem ready to throw the baby out with the freshwater.  Earlier this year, the new commissioners called a special meeting, while Commissioner Dan Green was out of town, to order the planning director to throw out the comprehensive land use plan—the county's blueprint for growth—and start over from scratch/Susan Drumheller, Idaho Conservation League. More here.

Question: Are you starting to pay attention to the new Board of County Commissioners yet?

D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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