Over Reaching Power in Sandpoint Mayor Race
What happens in Sandpoint doesn’t stay in Sandpoint – at least that’s the attitude of the Sandpoint mayor and City Council chair when it comes to their leftist objectives.
Rognstad and Williamson are vying for the position of mayor on November 5th. They are officials well known to champion radical environmentalism regardless of cost, property rights, or city boundaries.
Two years ago they proposed something called the Greater Sandpoint Area Greenprint. It was an arrogant attempt to control about 95,000 acres outside Sandpoint city limits, much of it private property. I live in the west end of the county where the City has no jurisdiction, but that didn’t stop them from trying to push their environmental notions on those property owners outside their jurisdiction with that very same Greenprint. Taxpayer funds were used to partially fund the plan before anyone even knew anything about it. As it turned out, Williamson participated both in helping to get the plan underway as well as voting for it as Council chair because of the “potential benefits it will provide for the city.” Rognstad, of course, was onboard all the way.
These two candidates now want to be considered for the upcoming 4-year term as mayor.
You have a better choice: Ken Lawrence. During the Greenprint issue he showed up at the Council meeting and spoke decisively against it. I appreciated that. When I heard he was running for mayor, I was delighted. The Sandpoint City Council is overdue for a change.
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