The Gateway Editorial on October 6 was about finding real facts. Our citizens group submitted a letter for consideration to the editor, answering those concerns.
The Gateway has said they will not publish our letter. We are sending our letter to you directly. Just so you CAN have the facts.
("Be Careful Where You Look For The Real Facts" Oct 6, Gateway)
Citizens for the Preservation of Gig Harbor is a BIG fan of verifying information and supporting documentation.
When you read a letter from us in the Harbor Life newspaper rest assured that overwhelmingly maybe 9 times out of 10, Harbor Life has asked us to supply supporting documentation for information contained in our letter.
Here's an example of our documentation regarding the proposed loss of single family residential zoning downtown.
The city has 15 proposed zoning changes for downtown in The Harbor.
Those proposed 15 changes are listed on the city website.
The city has a zoning map showing a large portion of downtown, The Harbor, as R-1, single family residential zoning.
The GH Municipal Code states.
"17.16.010 Intent. An R-1 district is intended to provide for low density, single-family residential development."
Item #7 of the proposed 15 zoning changes states "• In The Harbor area, permit outright Accessory Apartments"
When accessory apartments are outright permitted throughout downtown, including single family residential zones, there would be no more single family residential zones...that zoning use would be eliminated.
This proposed zoning change increases the density of housing and cars . Our small town fishing village atmosphere could further be impacted.
Feel free to contact firstname.lastname@example.org with your questions. We actually reply.
Always investigate for yourselves.
We are sorry the Gateway chose not to publish these facts. They are quoted here directed from city documents.
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