Below is the response I received from the Emerald Isle, NC Town Manager and the Mayor. Apparently, there is great concern about the proposed hunting plans in Emerald Isle, as is reflected from the immediate response I received from the Town and the regional newspaper. I received 3 phone calls from the newspaper within hours of submitting my editorial and numerous responses to this blog post.
Our Board of Commissioners in EI, thanks to my editorial in the Jacksonville Daily News and other correspondence, are also now fully informed of citizen concern. I have received much written reassurance from the Town of Emerald Isle that indeed, public safety and health is paramount. Now it is up to them to make good on keeping the citizens of Emerald Isle, especially its littlest ones, safe and out of harms way.
The moral of the story for everyone is: Act. When you do not agree with public policy or the actions of your leaders, you have no right to complain if you do not attempt to enact positive change.
Today is The Perfect Day to be an Agent for Positive Change. Act.
Here is an excerpt from their personal promise to ensure public health and safety:
Thanks to all of you who, last week as a result of this blog, were Agents and responded positively for change by contacting the Town!