I want to thank KP News for Ted Olinger’s two insightful articles about the Key Peninsula Fire Department as they were real eye-openers for me (Jan. and Feb. 2022). It is so easy to be critical; however, it was the recent sale of prime retail land in Key Center that caught me completely by surprise. Is this the direction the community really wants and needs? How much planning effort was expended prior to the sale and were other options even considered including retail expansion? I won’t reiterate other valid concerns that Chuck Odegaard stated in his letter to the editor last month.
It appears the fire department doesn’t even have a definitive plan for the property.
This is a helpless feeling, but I will be expressing my displeasure the next time KPFD puts forth a levy to increase my property taxes; especially if it is for funds needed to support and maintain a larger facility.
Lynne C. Seavy, Longbranch
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