As a 30-year resident of Sunset Beach, I attended the meeting Aug. 2 when Huntington Beach voted to annex Sunset ("Huntington votes to annex Sunset," Aug. 5). When you read all the reports — those paid for by Sunset Beach residents, and those paid for by Huntington Beach — it is clear that Huntington Beach made the correct decision.
There was a very vocal minority of well-meaning but naive residents who want to become a city. The silent majority did not even bother to show up at the meeting. That would be more than 1,000 residents who just want to be left alone. In addition, since the minority is so vocal, they intimidate their neighbors. My husband of 40 years signed the original petition to research the possibility of becoming a small city. It is simply not financially feasible.
Your article said, "Sunset Beach residents shouted 'no' as Carchio spoke." It should have read, "some Sunset Beach residents."