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Editor, I have been seeing letters about a lift that would take people to or from the Langley marina. I think this would be a good addition to our city by the sea. There has been talk for years about bringing people up to the town from the marina so that they can easily spend their money in Langley. This kind of traffic would help our businesses and we really need a shot in the arm of this kind. The recession hit Langley businesses hard and many shops closed over the years. I still see this happening. Times are better but they are still tough in Langley.
Community Events, March 2015
Editor, Mayor Fred McCarthy’s column in the Saturday, Feb. 21, edition of The Record described the eight-year history of the City of Langley wrestling with the question of what to construct as a transportation system to better connect the marina and waterfront with downtown. Although there is an already approved $500,000 budget for this project and most community thought favors the funicular, the mayor now wants to go back to the drawing board to continue debating what we should do. He has reopened every previous system proposal —eight possible although most realistically not feasible projects — and one “do nothing” option.
Editor, This letter is in response to the Feb. 17 letter with the headline “Clipper Claims Are Out of Touch.” Several, if not all of the letter writer’s claims are mere opinion. But a couple of the claims seemed very odd to me and turned out to be not factual.
Editor, Sound Waters is a one-day conference designed to bring together experts and citizens across Island County to share how we can live in harmony with our marine environment. Celebrating its 20th year on Feb. 7, more than 600 people attended this event held at South Whidbey High School. Beach Watchers sponsors this annual event, under the auspices of the Washington State University Island County Extension program with support by the Lighthouse Environmental Programs.
Editor, Langley Mayor Fred McCarthy says the Langley-to-marina transportation method is required to be “the best possible solution for moving ... boaters with their gear in sufficient numbers to be both a safe and efficient form of transportation.”