In case you missed this “Brown Betty” in the pre-drydock crazies, here is a letter from the Task Force requesting our help in urging the County Council to adopt their recommendations. They have put out a tremendous amount of energy and time helping us, now is the time for us to do what we can to insure that their efforts are not wasted: Find email address for the Council (include a subject): http://www.co.whatcom.wa.us/council/
P.S. Please plan to attend the potluck party this Friday evening to thank the Task Force for their excellent work. It’s at the Grange, 6:30 pm, Friday, September 9th–bring a dish and your own table service!
Dear Islanders —
Your Lummi Island Ferry Task Force worked hard to create a set of recommendations for the County Council. These recommendations include:
– Free passage for all children under 19
– Reduced ferry fares
– Several ways to reduce costs
You should know that each Task Force member disagrees with at least one or two of the recommendations. But we agreed that the best way to get support from the County Council was to agree, as a group, to support the entire package. The County Council seemed interested in the recommendations package, and we seek your support in encouraging the Council to adopt the recommendations.
We ask Islanders to look closely at the entire package (available at the library and via links provided in the Ferry Forum and PLIC web sites). There will be recommendations with which you disagree. But if you believe that the fare reducing package of recommendations is worthwhile, please support it. The more support the Council hears from Islanders, the greater the likelihood that they will adopt the fare reduction package this fall.
Citizens’ Task Force for the Lummi Island Ferry
(Here are the applicable web sites – ed)