Letter to the editor from Linda Wynkoop…
It is most disappointing to read the nasty tone of the ads and letters to the editor attacking the people and ideas behind the “Respect Brigantine” petition drive.
Attempting to get signatures so that a matter can be placed on the ballot, and all can learn and make an informed decision in May, is one of the tenets of democracy this country was built on! They are merely proposing to look at what might be a better fit considering the declining population of the island; they are not planning to overthrow the government.
This nastiness is all the more reason to support this measure. Instead of a D, R or BTA initials after a name, we could all be united in a stronger, thriving Brigantine!
Another cause of distress: our recent tax bill! While there was a lesser tax increase proposed by Mayor Guenther and Andy Simpson that got voted down, the Brigantine Taxpayers Association supported the higher tax proposal. I was under the impression they were supposed to fight against tax increases. Perhaps if this was proposed by two other people, the BTA would have supported it?