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Sever the sore that is Central Whidbey | Letter


Well Whidbey News-Times, the line has been drawn in the sand. From the latest barrage of Letters To The Editor you have published it seems that the closer to the fountain of knowledge, which would be Central Paradise, you are the more exposure you can gather.

The last paragraph of the letter by Marianne Brabanski is a great lesson for all of us. She states that there is no recourse except civil disobedience. I would ask would not another recourse be not to move on an island who’s main employee is a Naval Air Station without considering the problems that will probably arise?

It seems a waste of time to try to have a civil debate concerning the Navy. The folks in Central Paradise want peace and quiet and that is the way it such be. So I propose the following alternative to the minority of folks in Central Paradise that want to see Outlying Field in Coupeville removed. I do not write this in a flippant manner but as a reasonable solution to the problem.

I believe Island County should be divided into two counties — say North and South Whidbey counties. The dividing line is negotiable but for the sake of this letter lets say Madrona Way.

Have North Whidbey infrastructure built with a hospital and government agencies to handle the new county.

The folks on Camano Island can decide by election either to join North Whidbey, South Whidbey, go it alone, or try to incorporate into Skagit County. It seems this is the only reasonable solution.

The way it seems the knowledgeable individuals in Central Paradise want to confine the intrusive noise to the area that is paying the most for their enjoyment.

So in all seriousness I say sever the tie, bite the bullet, remove the canker sore from the current fountain of knowledge and the matter can be laid to rest.


Jim Pace

Oak Harbor

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