PDA should pull plug on glamping project | Letter to the editor

Posted 5/19/22

Throwing good money after bad is seldom a responsible move. 

After reading the article in the May 4 edition of the Leader, I am dismayed that the PDA wants to continue construction on what …

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PDA should pull plug on glamping project | Letter to the editor

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Throwing good money after bad is seldom a responsible move. 

After reading the article in the May 4 edition of the Leader, I am dismayed that the PDA wants to continue construction on what sounds to be a lost cause. Incomplete and weather-damaged tents that have to be stabilized and repaired, plus whatever remaining construction needs to be done (electrical, plumbing, heating) to make these “glamorous camping” tents usable — and then — no furnishings. No supplementary structures. 

Someone who wants to come to Port Townsend to “glamp” wants the whole banana. They don’t want to bring their own sleeping bags; they want to step into a beautifully finished tent with expensive linens and other amenities. 

Port Townsend needs to step up and stop this nonsense, and recover what they can from the materials already purchased and in storage, and move on, not throw another $600,000 of city money at a failing venture. And just think how many streets could be repaired for that sum.

Kathryn Bates
PORT LUDLOW

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