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

More in Letters to the Editor

Letter: Island Transit campaign raises awareness about road safety

This time of year, it’s dark when I leave my house in… Continue reading

Letter: With tax losses, fewer tourists, where will money come from?

Editor, I appreciated Maryon Atwood’s Sound Off column of about a month… Continue reading

Letter: Join group, start a journey, expand your mind, heal

Editor, I am hoping that we can leave divisive politics for a… Continue reading

Letter: WhidbeyHealth oncology thanks patients, families

Editor, Fourteen months later, WhidbeyHealth has completed the new pharmacy that meets… Continue reading

Letter: Navy seeking comments on nonexisting agreement

Editor, A Memorandum of Agreement, or MOA, means acceptance or endorsement. Unfortunately,… Continue reading

Letter: Memo of agreement does not reflect Trust’s view

Editor, The Navy has determined that expansion of the Growler operations at… Continue reading

Letter: However you voted, we are all Americans, neighbors

Editor, Whether we voted in this election as a conservative, moderate, liberal… Continue reading

Letter: Harvest Celebration needs donations, volunteers

Editor, It is hard to believe that almost a year has passed… Continue reading

Letter: Time to replace county’s system of good old boys

Editor, This is my response to the “Sound Off” written by (Island… Continue reading

Most Read