Re, “Plan for growth, reject Measure I” (Letters, Oct. 15): Vote Yes on Measure I. All along my street are numerous signs encouraging a yes vote on Measure I. I got my ballot recently and discovered that there is nowhere on my ballot where I can vote either way on this measure.
Hmm. Measure I is designed to protect the land outside Modesto’s city limits from urban sprawl. My postal address is Modesto, but I am not allowed to vote on an important issue that directly affects my home and livelihood. My family has been farming this property continually since 1903. Many others in my community can say the same. We are counting on the residents who live within the city limits of Modesto to vote yes on Measure I to allow us to continue providing food and jobs for all of Stanislaus County and beyond. Modesto does not need to grow. Tonight, when you sit down to dinner, remember to thank a farmer.
Linda Cover, Modesto