Dear Editor: Mr. Morgan has engaged in the all- too-common practice of making a case by stating only the facts that are favorable to his point of view, in his recent guest opinion.

The Allan Report was carefully considered by all of the planning commissioners and all of the city councilors. There is nothing inconsistent with accepting the science in the Allan Report and deciding that our city no longer wants to permit dune grading for views.

The Allan Report does not address the wisdom of grading for views whatsoever. Rather, it addresses the science of sand build-up, and what are the best ways to grade if you should decide to do it.

It is interesting that Mr. Morgan complains that the two leaders of the local citizen movement to stop dune grading for views are not “voting citizens of Cannon Beach.” Well, most of the folks living at Breakers Point who so vehemently wanted the dunes graded for their views are also not voting citizens of Cannon Beach!

Most of them live here part-time, while a huge percentage of the people who testified at the hearings against dune grading are local citizens

Finally, as the planning commissioner who asked the council not to make a decision based on the threat of a lawsuit (nothing nefarious - just the law), I think perhaps Mr. Morgan has been watching too much “Game of Thrones.”

Lisa Kerr

Planning Commissioner Cannon Beach


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