No blame, just help people
What about the people in the valley that bought property? What if the county had told them that they would not grant permits for people to build their homes in that valley because of the possible threat of slide in the future? Again, do you think landowners would have just said “OK well that is fine, I bought this land that is completely worthless, but I get your point about the slide thing?” Hardly. People should stop calling for someone to be held accountable for this. It’s a terrible thing that happened, but should someone be blamed, no. We decided we need logs and we decided that we want to use our land the way we want to use our land and because of that, sometimes bad things happen. Now start concentrating on the people that need help, and forget trying to blame someone.