Thursday, September 28, 2023

Thoughts on roads, buildings and public input

| May 14, 2023 1:00 AM

Dear Mr. Mayor and Sandpoint City Council,

We, the citizens of Sandpoint, elected you to represent our interests and opinions on the running of our city. Part of that representation includes allowing us to weigh in during times of major change.

In 2020, during the global pandemic, you offered public outreach to approve the controversial traffic couplet. We were a bit distracted and, perhaps, weren't paying close enough attention to a decision that we may have been against.

You all voted to approve.

You are considering a slight revision that will forever alter the traffic on Boyer Avenue.

Again, you have approved the couplet, this vote will only be on the Boyer revision. But it will also kick your 2021 decision to the Idaho Transportation Department as officially on their shelf of projects.

As a citizen, I do not want the Boyer revision. This is my official input to you, my representatives. This is the way that we citizens make our opinion heard to you. Thank you for hearing your constituents, your voters.

It is the way that this is supposed to work … we vote for you because we hear you tell us that you will represent our opinions, not guide us with greater knowledge or wisdom and then do what you want.

We deserve our voice. As you told us when you ran for office. When we voted for you.

Go democracy.



P.S.: Could we all please consider voting to have a building height limit in downtown Sandpoint?

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