Code Amendment Game
Did you know that our Bonner County Commissioners recently passed a code amendment that counters Keep Bonner County Rural’s (KBCR) code amendment? KBCR submitted their amendment on November 4, 2021. But our commissioners passed their own code amendment before hearing KBCR’s. We all need to oppose this and request that they table their code amendment and hear the People’s code amendment first.
Bonner County Commissioner’s code amendment was submitted on March 23, 2022 shortly after KBCR completed two workshops for the People’s code amendment with the now disbanded Planning and Zoning Commission. BC’s code amendment was not heard by the Planning and Zoning Commission nor will it be heard by the new Planning Commission. This denies the people the opportunity to be heard by the Planning Commission on this important issue of rezoning. This is clearly not representing the people and misrepresents them in a way that will affect their future!
Additionally, the county code amendment does not solve any issues that are created by increasing the density as it is an agreement that is completely voluntary for developers. It is widely known that developers are highly unlikely to voluntarily enter into any agreements that reduce their profits. Is this rapid development of rural Bonner County, promoted only by the developers? Certainly not! Bonner County Commissioners – Please hear the People’s amendment first. (Zoning Code Amendment AM0021-21)
Please contact Bonner County Commissioners: https://www.bonnercountyid.gov/commissioners
Doug and Maureen Paterson
Priest River, ID