Letter: Navy here to stay, but adjustments are needed

Editor,

It’s a sad day for the citizens of Oak Harbor to realize that their mayor suffers from bouts of extreme hyperbole, a serious lack of governmental acumen and business foresight and now, apparently, an alarming loss of hearing.

The people of Oak Harbor should be very concerned, but not because the Navy might pull up stakes and leave; that’s not going to happen.

They are here to stay on Whidbey Island, and I predict they’ll demonstrate to islanders what the mayor has communicated he cannot…flexibility and adaptability.

The Navy brass in D.C. made a mistake in judgment, plain and simple.

Now they need to make adjustments, one of them being to find a new practice landing field for the Growlers, just one asset of many at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island.

For my taxpayer dollars I’d prefer the state attorney general do his job under the law than throw good money after bad fixing what was a flawed process — “six years studying the impacts” only to overlook the obvious noise and has no solution that would allow the use of OLF Coupeville for Growler flight carrier landing practices.

It’s unsafe for the surrounding citizenry, period.

Patricia Dunn

Coupeville

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