To the Editor:
I want to thank the voters of Bar Harbor! Within 10 days, many more than enough signatures were collected on the recent ballot initiative to give the people of Bar Harbor control over the number of cruise ship visitors. This initiative keeps in place the visitor caps the council has been using but makes sure that these caps can’t be changed without notice, hearing and direct voter choice.
It was a joy to collect the signatures and to hear the enthusiastic support of so many people. Everyone loves the town, and many individuals believe that it is a matter of proportionality to keep town growth within the proper scale. We are a small town with a tiny downtown village, and that is what nearly every signer wants it to remain.
Thank you for all of the encouragement and support given to the petitioners.
Anne Marie V. Quin