Letters to the Editor

Scandalous display of contempt

The Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors' stunning unilateral decision to adopt the Salida Now initiative before it could go to public vote, and thereby stifle the voices of their own constituents, is nothing short of scandalous! Supervisor Jeff Grover's comment that this "keeps the county and Board of Supervisors in complete control; it doesn't leave it up to the ballot box," is one of the most contemptuous statements I've ever heard from an elected official. And this from the owner of Solecon Industrial Contractors, a business heavily dependent on new commercial construction!

When will we finally elect public officials who can see beyond the interest of developers and who will have the wisdom to plan for "inevitable growth" without mindlessly paving over still more priceless farmland?

LOREN BAUMAN

Modesto

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