You want less cow poop in the Samish River? You want to keep Samish Bay open? Maybe even get the bay re-classified back to where it was before we started spending your money? Then it'll cost ya' even more!
And just look at the results they've gotten with the millions of taxpayer dollars they've already spent over the past three years! Less than 100 Fecal Coliform units/100 ml of water is safe for people like us. (Those would be the blue symbols. See any of those on this map?) Even yellow dots wouldn't be quite so frightening. Instead ... look below to see what we get.
Hey! How about just having the landowners put diapers on the cows? That's a lot cheaper than $480,000 of our money. Then all those dollars could be spent on more critical areas: re-hiring teachers, feeding kids who go to bed hungry at night, keeping the elderly warm and safe.
It's not even clear how they plan to spend that money. The December 10 Skagit Valley Herald reported, "The $480,000 ... will help hire another full-time staff member in the county Health Department ... "
And yet, an actual copy of the proposal submitted by Skagit County stated that all additional personnel hired with these new funds will be added to Public Works and Planning.
So we at Skagit Leeks ask: Who's on First?