While on face I like the idea of a smaller, more local government implementing policy in my neighborhood, my initial enthusiasm made way for more long-term critical thinking. As an idealist I regularly forget that other opinions exist in the universe, and likewise other concepts of local governance. What conditions would exist in this new municipality? What debts and responsibilities would it have before existing? And what would might it look like if we voted Yes to the ballot question in November on incorporation?
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On June 5, 2018 the BCC decided to ask resident electors in the North East Municipal Service Area the question, shall the BCC create a new municipality? In attempting to decide for myself the answer to the question I started a series of blog posts to inform my neighbors of facts, as explained in governing documents, and to raise questions to which I haven't found the answer or for which the answer necessarily requires a new effort by the community.
I welcome you on my journey, encourage you to put forth the effort to read provided documents, to comment with your opinions and concerns, and finally to do your own research and contribute it to the public discussion.