Election night comments by Citizens United for Silverdale showed that they just don’t get it. They need to realize that they insulted the integrity of this community by their tactics: force feeding incorporation to them; inviting only certain citizens to an early community meeting and opting out others seen as troublesome to their cause; ignoring the recommendation of the Boundary Review Board and running a separate $35,000 election at taxpayer expense; and creating an attitude of incorporation as a “done deal.”
Our grassroots “NO” campaign seemed to give voice to what the citizens were thinking and feeling, they connected to it, and the rest is history.
Incorporation has to come out of a real need and the desire of the community, not the self-serving needs of a few people.
Thanks to the CK Reporter for trying to present both sides of this incorporation issue.