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As a life-long resident of Gig Harbor, I was very offended by the president of the Chamber of Commerce's characterization of Gig Harbor’s townspeople and their quest to protect the character and natural beauty of our town.

There are some of us that value forests over asphalt rooftops and know that the mouth of our Harbor is uniquely perfect.

The One Harbor Point development is a turning point in Gig Harbor because it is a development that looks like it belongs in Kirkland—not Gig Harbor. Waiting behind the Cheney development, is the Milgard / Olympic Property Group folks who are planning to build 120 apartment units in the Thriftway (QFC) Shopping Center.

We have always kept these types of housing developments out of the Gig Harbor basin because we have preferred single-family homes that preserve our home-town character. I think that has been a very good decision and one of the big reasons people want to live here—because we are not Kirkland. The mouth of our Harbor is a natural wonder. We should protect it from the real estate entrepreneurs who want to capitalize on it.

You may voice your opinion on this at a City Council meeting on Monday, June 26 at 5:30 at city hall and please share this message with your friends.

Karen Bujacich-McDonell | Property Owner and Gig Harbor Native