Bainbridge Island Review


City’s SMP update is a sensible plan | LETTER TO THE EDITOR

March 24, 2013 · 10:36 AM

To the editor:

I was appalled by Tom and Connie Golon’s long and rambling letter yesterday. I suspect that it did not conform to your guidelines for length of letters to the editor. They want the city to prosecute hardworking people in places like Coyote Farm or future builders on the waterfront which do not conform to the regulations, but leave their nonconformist structures alone.

It was clear that they were supporting the behavior of the mob on Wednesday which tried to intimidate the city council. “If you don’t give us what we want, we’ll sue you.”

What would you call this in a school yard? Yes, they have joined the bullies (Goliath) that high school student Chiara (David) stood up to in the council meeting.

How many of them actually live here, as against being lured by the promise of free pizza?

The people who live in expensive houses on the water should worry more about the changing climate raising ocean levels and attacking their houses. Will they want support from us then to protect their homes?

If they really think most of the island residents support them, let them pay for a referendum. I bet they would be disappointed!

The staff at the city have developed a sensible plan based on sound science which apparently conflicts with the selfish interests of these people. The council should implement it as soon as possible.

Finally, I hope Debbi Lester is big enough to ignore the libelous attack on her integrity. Everybody knows that she has put in a lot of time and energy to work for all of us, not just for her selfish interests, like the Golons.


Bainbridge Island

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