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Friday, April 1, 2011

Minimal Change

The County has come up a couple of times recently to see what Point Roberts people want done with the new Lily Point Park.  Usually, the County isn't all that fascinated with what we up here think, or at least it seems like that to me.  And suddenly, here they are more than once.  Coming up here for an evening program means a considerable drive coming and going and a total of four border crossings as well as doing it all at night since the meetings are always around 7 p.m.  It's extra work for them, surely.

And, alas, we have not been anywhere near appreciative enough of all this effort.  People come to the meetings. Not dozens and dozens, but maybe one dozen.  I didn't go; I didn't go because I don't have some grand vision of what Lily Point Park should look like other than what it currently looks like.  And, it turns out, even the dozen folks that show up for the meeting pretty much share that idea.  It is entirely possible that all anyone ever wanted was for the property not to turn into a housing development.

Perhaps what people in Point Roberts actually want generally is for there to be no more people or houses than are already here.  We aren't particularly interested, e.g., in having numbers of tour buses showing up to look at things, whether it's Lily Point or Lighthouse Park.  We mostly want it to be just like it already is.  And what that runs flat into is the idea that there ought to be some way to have economic development in Point Roberts.  It may be that we would be enthusiastic about an economic development plan as long as it didn't change anything and didn't involve a lot more people being here.  How's that going to work?

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