LETTER: Deal with drug problem, don’t avoid it

I am one of many citizens who volunteer on local government committees and councils.

Our work requires diligence in reading very detailed reports, learning about laws and codes and working together to determine best use of federal and state moneys.

I do not recognize any of the names associated with Save our Sequim as having any prior vested interest or participation in these health/mental health related committees over the past few years.

Had they attended these meetings, they could have asked questions about overdoses, homelessness, suicides and efforts already being made to address a growing crisis. These meetings — when, where, agenda and minutes — are posted on the county websites.

Save our Sequim started out with a knee-jerk NIMBY reaction to the planned wellness center and built its research around their desired answer.

They have absolutely no record of any community accomplishments.

Had the medical facility been for virtually anything else, I have no doubt that SOS would not exist.

Their hysteria is based on historical lies rather than currently researched truths.

Dr. Steve Maraboli said, “Happiness is not the absence of problems, it’s the ability to deal with them.”

Let’s start dealing with our problems rather than avoiding them.

Sandy Goodwick,

Port Angeles

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