In an issue 4 plus years in the making. An issue starting as a campaign attack that was dreamed up in smoky back rooms by Helen Price Johnson, Angie Homola and John Dean in order to have an issue against a conservative running for the Board of Island County Commissioners is finally coming to an end. Island County finally issued Ken and Kelly Emerson’s building permit for their property on Camano Island. Why? Because there are no wetlands on the Emerson’s property.
We have written extensively about this issue on Island Politics and have stated all along that all the evidence has shown that there is not and never was wetlands on the Emerson’ property. It is sad that county employees and local politicians have allowed such a toll to be taken on those involved and it is good to finally see a resolution coming to an issue that has permanently damaged a politician’s career, life and pocketbook although it is 4 years too late.