Is Jerome County Shutting Down Shooting?
The Jerome county commissioners intend to vote Monday morning to send a letter to Idaho Department of Lands requesting their help to restricting shooting near the Snake River Canyon.
Commissioner Charlie Howell drafted the letter to IDL, saying that recreational shooting currently allowed on IDL property north of the river endangers visitors to the canyon park. Visitors must travel over a road on IDL ground to reach the park.
Commissioners plan to draft a county ordinance to curb shooting on Bureau of Land Management-owned ground leased by Jerome County.
The problem is that everything has been done behind the scenes. Public input has not been garnered and most folks don’t know about the proposed shooting ban. It would seem that Commissioner Howell may have forgotten those little rules.
Commissioner Cathy Roemer is quoted as saying:
“….Commissioner Howell has been leading the charge on this and it has been done all behind the scenes, never posted on the agenda for full Board discussion and public input. Then, I get the letter on my desk that was drafted . There was no Board discussion about did we even want to write such a letter or adopt an ordinance. I just got tired of it and contacted the media. I was tired of being railroaded on this. The public has a right to know what their elected officials are doing.”
We have good people willing to go to the meeting on Monday morning, but they should not go alone. Join them if you can.
The 3%ers Idaho will be present at the meeting. They are committed to defending the 2nd amendment and a process of transparency in Idaho.
Tell your Commissioners how you feel about their making new regulations without going through the process they are paid to do. The public needs to know! The public has a right to speak on the issue.
The meeting is expected to be live streamed on Facebook through Redoubt News for everyone that cannot make it.
The meeting is on Monday @ 8:30 am
Jerome County Courthouse
300 North Lincoln
Jerome, ID 83338
See the agenda here: http://www.jeromecountyid.us/AgendaCenter/ViewFile/Agenda/_12042017-276
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