Letters to the Editor

Transit system makes us proud

Whidbey Island citizens are wise, community-minded people and will say yes on Aug. 18 to continue to fund Island Transit services, through sales and use tax.

I grew up on Whidbey Island during the β€˜50s to β€˜70s, born in Coupeville and raised on Deer Lake Road in Clinton, back in the days before Island County citizens voted and approved to begin a public municipal corporation called Island Transit. Wow, it would have been great to have the option of public transit during my young years. After high school graduation I could not wait to leave β€œThe Rock,” only to realize years later what a wonderful and beautiful community Whidbey Island has matured into.

What a blessing to move back home and be hired to work at Island Transit. I work with a great and diverse bunch of characters, our bus system is one to be proud of and support. As many of you who work in customer service-orientated business know, it can be stressful and demanding, but I work in an office where we work hard but also laugh, smile and sing.

What joy and a real tension breaker to have a management team who will break into a crazy song to get us all laughing and smiling. I am proud of Whidbey Island citizens, to provide our unique community with the many ride-sharing services of Island Transit is a great way to preserve our beautiful island. Continue to support Island Transit by voting yes Aug. 18.

Sherri Tempelton

Oak Harbor

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