Friday, September 26, 2008

Support open-space levy

Idaho is a great place to live and so it is no surprise that so many people want to call Idaho "home." We all value our land, clean air, water and wildlife. In the face of rapid change, we need to work together to make sure we protect the things we care about.

I believe that local communities have a right to chart their own future. I have long supported legislation to provide communities with the tools they need to stay vibrant and attractive. From issues like affordable workforce housing, transportation, residential real estate sales price disclosure or open space, I have been an advocate for local initiatives to ensure responsible growth.

Communities across Idaho struggle to keep up with the rapid pace of growth. Blaine County is no exception. We need local funding to ensure protection of Blaine County's land, wildlife and water now and for future generations. That is why I support Proposition 1—the land, water and wildlife levy.

The two-year levy will ensure protection of land and water quality in the Big Wood and Little Wood River valleys as well as wildlife habitat and working family farms and ranches. Proposition 1 is a good move for the voters of Blaine County. Please join me in voting yes on Proposition 1—the land, water and wildlife levy.

Wendy Jaquet


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