I live outside the Modesto city limits and just got a ballot. As a county resident, the only thing I can vote on are school board candidates – three seats, four candidates. As a county resident, it angers me that I have no say in the fate of my land. We are not allowed to vote on anything on the Modesto ballot, so our future – through Measure I – is in the hands of Modesto voters. Our lives, our livelihoods, our futures are in your hands.
Please vote yes and support us. Agriculture is a worthwhile industry, but more importantly our farms are our lives. It is unfair that we have no say in the mayoral election, city council elections or any issue that affects us. We are relying on the people of Modesto to give us a voice and help stop the ones who want to push us out. Vote yes to save our farms.
Shirley Mattos, Modesto