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Editor, This letter is in response to an error in Ben Watanabe’s report on the Island County planners Freeland meeting regarding establishing urban growth area (UGA) boundaries (Saturday, Aug. 15, 2015). While reporting on what appeared to be a consensus among many of those present to support the smallest possible urban growth area boundary, the article erroneously stated that the proposed Option B “differed only slightly from Option A in that it took out a few parcels between Scott and Newman roads.” In fact, Option B also, most significantly, removes three residential neighborhoods that lie south of Highway 525 from the proposed area, including the homes in Vesel Court, those on Roxlin Drive and Chris Mar Lane, the homes along Woodard Avenue, and the homes in the Morningside Lane area.
Community Events, September 2015
Editor, I am extremely concerned about the upcoming election. I believe it imperative that we re-elect Georgia Gardner to the Whidbey General Hospital board. At a recent League of Women Voters Forum in Langley, I understood Rob Born to say he was interested in affiliating with a faith-based hospital. That concerns me because if that happens my decisions about my end-of-life care will not be honored. With much thought and care, I have completed the legal documents provided by Compassion and Choices.
Editor, I believe that I have a unique perspective on Tim Callison and his fit for the position of mayor for the City of Langley. I am a Washington resident and also a former employee of Tim’s. Tim was the president of a marketing and sales organization for a global manufacturing company that I was also a part of. He started his career as a laborer on the manufacturing floor and through determination, hard work and diligence he worked his way to the top leadership role. He did not rely on others to do his work for him and he did not ride on the coat tails of others during his journey in corporate America.
Editor, I am writing to solidify my position on the Langley mayoral elections. I have known one candidate for 20 years and the other for just over one, and that knowledge of them, and their character has influenced my choice. I am endorsing Tim Callison for mayor.
Editor, Most would agree that we could use a few more family wage-type jobs here on the South End. Seattle has a corner on the high paying tech ones, Everett the aerospace gig and east-of-the-mountain firefighters are in high demand. Our field of dreams, ironically, seems to be located in a court of law rather than a corn field. We currently have five unresolved disputes being argued in the hallowed halls of justice.