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Elections Matter 

Editor:

It sounds like good news that Mercer-Fraser has withdrawn its controversial cannabis facility permit and zoning change application next to water district wells on the Mad River ("Mercer-Fraser Co. Withdraws Controversial Glendale Site Plans," posted online April 18). But it's bad news that it can re-submit the same application as soon as the political climate cools and the composition of the board of supervisors stays favorable.

 The next elections could change the 4-1 voting block on this board of supervisors, which gave us the revised General Plan land use designations allowing a change from agricultural to industrial zoning in Mercer-Fraser's 100-year floodplain.

 Let's vote for balance on the board and improve our chances for clean water and healthy watersheds.

Joyce King, McKinleyville

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