Letters to the Editor

There is no reason for pathway

Thank you Port Orchard Independent for reminding me why I drive to Gig Harbor or to Silverdale to shop avoiding Port Orchard and Bremerton. It is because of things like five houses that set along Bay Street that the Port Orchard city council is dead set on condemning to build a walking path to the Blue Goose Tavern or beyond.

There is no logical reason for this attempted path project to happen. How did people in 1930 walk around the bay to Annapolis and how do they do it today? Why should the city ruin lives and destroy homes for the installation of a path that will barely if ever be used? Not now or has there ever been a stream of people walking that stretch of road any part of any year.

All of the years that I have lived in Port Orchard, I can count on both my hands the number of people that I have seen walk that road. It is ridiculous and it illustrates nothing but a power land grab.

A more important is, where are the taxpaying citizens of Port Orchard? Why are taxpayers standing by while the city pays, with funds for repairing city streets, to have a survey done on the houses and property they intend to condemn and steal from the owners? Where are the neighbors of these five homeowners? Why are the citizens not standing with the homeowners to defeat this project? Why aren’t the citizens rebelling against the Gestapo in the building with the clock tower knowing that this plan is totally wrong in anyone’s book?

There is a very simple thing that people can do to end this situation very quickly. You will wake this city council up very quickly and change their attitude about land theft quickly if you simply all join together and boycott every business within Port Orchard city limits.

How long will it take for business owners to confront the city council? How long will it take the city council to locate their heads, remove them, and abandon this trail folly?

Larry L. Mann | Port Orchard


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