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Curious about makeup of this ‘cross-section’ | Letters

August 28, 2013 · Updated 1:40 PM


I recently visited the Citizens of Ebey’s Reserve webpage. Certainly, someone worked hard to put that up.

I visited all parts of the page and found it to be informative of the close-the-OLF point of view.

I took particular interest in one of the FAQ’s, which said: “Aren’t you all a bunch of left-wing socialist/militia/anti-regulation hippies?”

Someone asked that? Really?

Regardless, the Citizens of Ebey’s reply prompted some questions in my mind. In part, the answer says that the membership of the Citizens of Ebey’s Reserve consists of “... a cross-section of the citizens of Central Whidbey Island.”

I tend to be more understanding and supportive of a cause when I have specific information about those who are championing it.

So, what is this cross-section, and how close is the match-up between it and Citizens of Ebey’s membership?

I think such info would be helpful to those visiting the site and forming opinions.

One additional specific bit of information would also help me make an informed pro/con decision regarding the Citizens for Ebey’s Reserve’s cause.

Again, it concerns the make-up of the membership.

I’d like to know how many members have served or are serving this country in uniform.

I tend to respect and support the veteran’s point of view, so I hope this info is posted soon.

John Close
Oak Harbor


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