Many thanks to the 100+ members of you who attended and energized our virtual meeting last week with Commissioner-elect Tiffany Gering. We discussed strategy heading into the Public Hearing this Tuesday Dec 22 from 6-9pm. Most importantly, we are asking everyone to SIGN UP TO SPEAK at the hearing. Even though the speaking slots are probably already filled given the limited time allotted, we need to show the County how many of us wish to be heard - strength in numbers! Our goal is to pressure the County to add at least one more session and extend the process into the new year, when Tiffany gets seated and can represent the will of the voters.
So please sign up, attend the hearing and stay logged in for the entire time just in case you get called to speak. Everyone who is selected will get 2 minutes to speak. No registration is required to simply observe the hearing. Here's the Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/650411499.
We've also compiled some recommended talking points to help you prepare for tthe hearing or include in your written comments which we're still encouraging everyone to submit. As you can see, the talking points are organized by theme. They are not meant to dictate what anyone should say, but hopefully they provide a common resource and hit on some of the same themes.
Finally, make sure you sign our petition that is making the rounds and keep spreading the word with our flyer if you can. We have to do everything we can right now to help save STRs in Chelan County before the Commissioners try to eliminate two-thirds of us by rushing this disastrous code through before year's end. Now is the time to speak up!