Having a public dialogue with open transparency helped me better understand what is at stake in regards to how our public lands could be managed in the future. I had missed the previous deadline for submitting a letter to the council and felt it would be important to attend and was pleased that I got the chance to express my opinion.
I hope that the council noticed that not only was the environmental community present to express strong opinions, but that the multiple land-use community was present as well.
I urge our county council members to come up with a workable and realistic solution.
Benjamin Franklin said it best: “When a broad table is to be made, and the edges of planks do not fit, the artist takes a little from both, and makes a good joint. In like manner here, both sides must part with some of their demands.”
—Kelly M. Green