From the Aug. 12 Commissioners’ meeting, here’s the bottom line on their resolution.
Therefore be it resolved that the Island County Board of Commissioners expresses strong support for Navy Region Northwest Installations, in particular Navy Air Station Whidbey Island with its Outlying Field in Coupeville, to encompass the personnel, operations and training facilities, as well as express gratitude for the service of the personnel to their fellow countrymen and women.
Allow me to offer what would have been a more balanced and reasoned resolution.
Therefore be it resolved that the Island County Board of Commissioners expresses strong support for Navy Region Northwest Installations, in particular Navy Air Station Whidbey Island, and as well, we do strongly support the health and well being of all citizens of Island County duly affected by and understandably concerned about the attendant noise impacts, and realizing the complexity of this complex issue, we do hereby strongly support the environmental analyses, which are the only way by which a reasoned and credible solution may be achieved.
Instead of that, what you got was arrogant thumbing of noses by two commissioners at the serious noise problem and an attempt to make those affected feel unpatriotic, which is an unjust and unconscionable promotion of a falsehood.
MARK C. HARMON
Citizens Of The Ebey’s Reserve For A Healthy, Safe And Peaceful Environment