First, I would like to commend Mr. Hammond and the UKC Port District Sponsor Group for their efforts toward this issue. We need more people like them that back their talk with action.
- Over the past 20 years, County leadership has exponentially increased the difficulty of developing land with up-zoning and water restrictions. How would this reverse or overcome this trend?
- If only those areas currently zoned for commercial/industrial uses will be able to take advantage of what a port district has to offer, isn’t this providing public support/funding of a few specific landowners?
- This is adding additional taxation on property owners that have already seen Upper County land up-zoned, restricted from water use and generally told if you want to play you pay. What’s in it for the taxpayer?
Respectfully, Jerry Martens