June 19, 2015

Commissioner Unger,

We have been permanent residents of Black Butte Ranch since 1998 and would like to lend our support to the proposed trail from sisters to the Ranch.

We have listened to and understood the arguments pro and con expressed in the Nugget and in conversations with friends in Sisters and at the Ranch. After careful reflection, we believe the benefits to both communities clearly outweigh the risks noted by the opponents. We think the economic benefits would be a boon both to Ranch homeowners and to Sisters residents. The proposed paved trail would be a real benefit to our children and grandchildren, who live in Sisters and would have a safe way bike and experience nature in the forest as they come to visit us.

We urge your support of the paved trail.

Bill and Judi Benson
Black Butte Ranch, OR