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Support the Unified Land Use Code

From the KEA Board of Directors: If you value the life you enjoy in the county, we urge you to support the adoption of the county’s Unified Land Use Code.  The code will implement the newly adopted comprehensive plan and replace current codes that are decades old. Right now the new code is being assaulted [...]

By | 2012-07-19T15:40:49+00:00 July 19th, 2012|Land Use|0 Comments

Not All Republicans Agree with Central Committee Critics of ULUC

Although it seems to have fallen on deaf ears, here's a great letter from conservative east side Republican Chris Fillios to the Kootenai County Republican Central Committee regarding the Unified Land Use Code controversy. It's not just KEA with concerns about the "property rights" concerns: I understand tonight's Republican Central Committee meeting is for the [...]

By | 2012-07-11T14:43:23+00:00 July 11th, 2012|Land Use|0 Comments

The Unprincipled Opposition to Kootenai County’s ULUC

Wow. I leave town and two weeks later, crazy takes over. From relentlessly sunny Southern California, I noted the recent and growing uproar over Kootenai County's land use code re-write. And from here, where the sprawl goes on and on and on for miles, the growing opposition to Kootenai County's Unified Land Use Code (ULUC) [...]

By | 2012-07-02T13:04:23+00:00 July 2nd, 2012|Land Use|18 Comments

What Are Property Rights?

We've been looking for a good primer on "property rights" to help people understand the debate when it comes to re-writing our land use codes in Kootenai County. And lo and behold, there's a superb piece on the website dedicated to the project. We re-publish it here in hopes that more people read it and [...]

By | 2012-04-28T11:17:24+00:00 April 28th, 2012|Land Use|0 Comments

Idaho Rural Water Association Explains Drinking Water Protection to Bonner County PRC

As the Bonner County Property Rights Council (PRC) continues its crusade against common sense, the Idaho Rural Water Association has weighed in with a thorough and devastating letter explaining to the PRC why clean drinking water is something actually worth protecting. The IRWA represents small water and wastewater systems in Idaho typically serving populations of [...]

By | 2012-02-09T11:53:59+00:00 February 6th, 2012|Water|0 Comments

Property Rights Council Takes Aim at Drinking Water Protection

In its first substantive effort since being formed, the Bonner County Property Rights Council (PRC) is taking aim at a proposed watershed protection ordinance.  In documents obtained by KEA, it appears that the Council is taking a comically theoretical approach in their continuing attack on common sense. The watershed ordinance (a pdf of the original [...]

By | 2012-01-18T21:46:36+00:00 January 14th, 2012|Water|3 Comments

Bonner County PRC Gains Support. Well, Not Really.

In the portion of its website labeled "Media Reports Including Errors and Omissions," the Bonner County Property Rights Council cites a flattering statement from the "National Association of Rural Land Owners." "Bonner County, ID is serious about protecting Property Rights. Every County and City in America can learn from this new, innovative approach to protecting [...]

By | 2011-12-22T10:20:49+00:00 November 20th, 2011|blog, Land Use|0 Comments