IDAHO: Change isn’t for better

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I moved from Ohio in 1983 searching for a better life. I have enjoyed a good but simple life in North Idaho. I have always been able to make ends meet and have worked up to three jobs to feed my family. Sadly, I feel Kootenai County is changing drastically in the name of money.

I see a mass migration, flooding the area with massive subdivisions and few jobs. I see home prices being untouchable for most indigenous North Idahoans with modest incomes. I see a call for more police, fire and schools to support this migration influx and increased taxes.

What I do not see is average, long-term residents of North Idaho being represented; just the new business of selling Idaho and our simple way of life with no real benefit. Sounds like taxation without representation to me if there is no added benefit.

KEN SIWIERKA

Hayden

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