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Mr. Cameron Wilder in his letter of May 23 wonders “who cares?” about private heliports in Napa Valley (Measure D goes too far"). Apparently there are thousands of people who care or Measure D would not be on the current ballot.

Mr. Wilder mentions freedom. Freedom is a subjective term. Freedom for the many supporters of Measure D is the peace and quiet of Napa Valley, living in an agricultural region, and being close to nature, wildlife and open space. It is our freedom of choice to live away from urban congestion and the relentless noise of the cities. Measure D will allow us to maintain one of the most important freedoms we cherish here in Napa Valley.

Since this is a democracy, let the voters, not a few individuals, decide what we term our freedoms to be. And in this case the “less is more” paradigm of Measure D is less stress-triggering, window-shaking, house vibrating, helicopter noise, and more peaceful, natural sounds, such as the chattering of birds, the gentle buzz of honey bees, and the breeze rustling leaves in the oak trees.

Deborah Fortune Walton

Napa

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