Last spring, then Commissioner Angie Homola decided that, based on a petition presented to the Board of Commissioners by the Nortcliffe Community she wanted to establish procedures for the designation of additional “No Shooting Areas” throughout Island County through a petition method.
Homola’s initial effort with Commissioner Price-Johnson’s 100% support was to propose their ordinance for “No Shooting Areas” that would include private property, not just County owned property throughout Island County.
Not only was their proposal a usurpation of private property rights, but there were also some very serious infringements of the rights granted to private citizens under the 2nd Amendment. America is a Constitutional Republic, it is not a Democracy where the majority rules under all circumstances.
The motivation to enact a no shooting ordinance as per our State Laws should come from one source. That is the person and the department that is currently in charge of firearm safety issues, the Island County Sherriff.
Homola’s ordinance didn’t make it to a Commissioners meeting as an agenda item for approval before her job as Commissioner was terminated
BUT, sadly, it was resurrected by Commissioner Price Johnson a few weeks ago and once again the past outcry of many weeks by many against this ill-conceived, un manageable ordinance was heard loud and clear
At the Commissioners workshop March 6 it was declared DOA by Commissioner Board Chair Emerson and Homola‘s replacement Commissioner Jill Johnson, with a lot of support and agreement by Sheriff Brown, but not without a last gasp try from Price-Johnson
She was interrupting the meeting to make comments so her few fans and a professional cameraman she had with her could capture her “fighting for her constituents”
The following video of this meeting shows what happened
Board Chair Emerson declared Citizen Homola out of order and ignored her outburst… that shut her up
Evidently Homola still doesn’t realize she is no longer Commissioner and Pederson, Homola and Price-Johnson’s Planning Department Lackey is no longer around to serve them and WEAN…Pederson has joined Homola in the ex County employ club.