The Island Guardain
Locally Owned & Operated
360-378-4900 - PO Box 38, Friday Harbor, WA 98250
The Island Guardian is a member of the Society of Professional Journalists

WHALEN: As per the Land Bank county web page;

What are the benefits of Land Bank ownership to the community?

Public land is a huge benefit for the county in that it:

3. Helps maintain our property values and our visitor/service businesses.

Response: Since when have we had a problem maintaining our property values? There's no problem maintaining our property values. Our problem is how our property values and property taxes are inflated! Where in the Land Bank (LB) mandate does it prescribe to maintain property values or maintain our visitor/service business? Neither of these were inclusive to the LB mandate or approved by voters.