May 29, 2017: Memorial Day
Remember the Fallen
There are many ways to serve our country and our community. Many of us cannot serve in the military, and many in the military never face a firefight in the desert. But all of us can give back to our country. We honor the fallen through our lives, not just our deaths, and renew the ideals and values of our country that make it a place worth fighting for.
We wish of you and yours the best on Memorial day 2017.
Special Filing Period
Filing week is over! Or is it? Turns out, a number of positions received no applications, so there is a “special filing period” from May 24-26th. Island Guardian Reports. I told my own story about how I got involved in our community last week in several papers (Sounder is fairly representative).
It can be hard to step up and lead, everyone wants to keep their head down. But we need good people to lead. Too often people who still work fear for their job, then when they retire they feel they are too old. Particularly in light of Memorial Day that just seems inadequate.
More info at the SJC Elections office here
The SJI Public Hospital District #1 passed it’s measure to contract with Planned Parenthood. Journal reports
Cali Bagby’s editorial on Memorial Day. Journal
. Cali was embedded with troops in Iraq and Afghanistan.
SJI School District board approved a measure to move 6th graders to the Middle School. Journal reports
Both the Islands Weekly
and the Sounder
reported on pushback to proposed restrictions on vacation rental permits from people who rent space to vacationers.
No more meetings until June.
Eastsound Plan Review Committee Meeting
June 1, 2017, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Eastsound Station 21
Noxious Weed Control Board Meeting
June 2, 2017, 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM @ WSU – Skagit Campus
Chair, San Juan County Republican Party
Cell: (360) 298-4489
“No matter how conservative your views may be, unless you do something about it you really aren’t that conservative.”