Time to regroup

By Rebecca Carr | Feb 11, 2009

The Snohomish County Councils unanimous vote last week in favor of the county building a terminal at Paine Field was perhaps the biggest body blow in Save Our Communities 20-plus year battle against scheduled passenger air service at Paine Field.

But a knockout punch it wasnt.

SOC members and others trying to protect and preserve our quality of life left the meeting outraged, frustrated and ready to step up the fight.

What we really want to be careful of is letting our emotions take over and obscure our message. At last weeks meeting, the proponents, quite frankly, presented much better.

They were calm, respectful and didnt disrupt the speakers with whom they disagreed.

Rude would be an understatement in describing some attendees behavior who oppose the terminal. Maybe it affected the outcome, maybe it didnt.

But the resulting 4-0 vote in proponents favor cant be ignored.

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