Letter: How about eminent domain as a solution?

Editor,

Enough with the arguments about OLF Coupeville. This has gone on for years with no agreement for resolving it. I have the solution.

Local residents do not like the noise. The Navy is not going to stop flying jets on carriers. Peace is the answer, but tell that to those who hate us and wish us dead.

So, here is the solution: The area of the island bordered to the north by the Island transit office on State Highway 20 south of Coupeville, the Strait of Juan de Fuca to the west, Saratoga Passage to the east, and Admirals Drive as the southern border, should be taken over by the federal government using eminent domain.

This will solve all of the complaints of the good people of Whidbey Island.

William Knight

Oak Harbor

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