I was recently reminded, through a stunning demonstration of generosity, how fortunate we are to be part of such a caring community.
It has come to my attention that the Board of Island County Commissioners is considering a revision of the critical areas ordinance prohibiting the establishment of “through-put utilities” in “critical areas” in Island County that would allow such utilities to be established.
Regarding the Island Transit scandal involving financial mismanagement, taxpayers should be outraged.
Just read the article, “With reserves gone, Island Transit axing staff, routes” about the Island Transit financial meltdown.
Martha Rose must be terminated. She is ultimately responsible for Island Transit’s financial crisis and the resulting reductions in bus services.
Island County taxpayers must consider recent revelations about the losses of investment funds during the current treasurer’s term in office when casting their ballots.
Regarding Island Transit’s surprise discovery that it must lay off 24 employees and cancel bus service on five routes: Since Island Transit cannot sustain maintenance and operations via a dedicated 9/10th of 1 percent of public sales taxes, the public deserves to be heard as to whether or not Island Transit should be dissolved and its affairs liquidated, thus reducing local sales taxes by 9/10th of 1 percent.
The article on the perils of Island Transit was a good lesson in a government entity that believes itself to be indispensable, so it just continues to cry “wolf,” believing the taxpayers will bail them out with no question asked.
I pray that people will do their homework and research who they are voting for. If you look at Karla Jacks, you will see she is the obvious choice for Island County Commissioner District No. 3.
We would like to provide clarification and correction to statements in a (July 2) letter to the editor (written by Rick Shabo) regarding Island County payroll processes.
Thank you for printing my previous letter concerning market value losses suffered by Island County related to investment strategies of the current treasurer.
Camano Island and its fate is so closely tied to Stanwood, my hometown and place I love, that I feel compelled to take an interest in its politics.
An Open Letter to Island County Residents: The ballots came out in the mail today, so primary election time is finally here.
I believe a recent letter to the editor written by my opponent to the Whidbey News-Times distorts the truth for personal political gain rather than telling the whole story.
I saw my Letter to the Editor (July 16, Flyer is a tip that resident isn’t home) online today. Within 15 minutes, I had a personal visit from Marc Henneman, apologizing for the flyer in the door.
On July 10, the three Island County treasurer candidates participated in the League of Women Voters’ forum in Coupeville.
Sometime on Friday, thousands of men, women and children — well, teenagers — will arrive on Whidbey and traverse a combined total of approximately 34,000 miles of the island … on foot.
While I was driving south out of Freeland recently, I noticed someone had put up a string of signs on the side of the highway right where the speed changes from 45 to 55 mph.
Did the Deception Pass manager, Jack Hartt, just awake from a deep sleep?
Mr. Hennemann, my family returned yesterday to find that you had visited my house in our absence. I know this because you left a flyer in our screen door with the message, “Sorry I missed you. Marc.”