Your editorial regarding Thurston County Commissioners refusal to grant Lakeside Industries an environmental review is right on the money. Unfortunately it takes a business the size of Lakeside to draw attention to the issue.
How many small businesses have been affected by this sort of policy is an obvious question that needs to be asked and answered. And how does this process impact the job opportunities for the county’s residents? The citizens of the county, especially the returning veterans, deserve more job opportunities than we presently have. Without decent job opportunities the phrase “Support the Troops” has a hollow ring to it.
Thurston County needs a complete and open public review of the permitting process from top to bottom. We need a change on the commission and I encourage voters to cast their ballots for my fellow veteran Bud Blake for Thurston County Commissioner.
Michael H. Wilson