Letters to the Editor

Preserve Modesto neighborhoods

On behalf of the residents of Scenic Court, I would like to commend the Modesto City Council on its recent vote supporting our appeal of a planning commission decision. The council, with the exception of Kristin Olsen, who appeared to neither understand the issue nor grasp the facts provided by staff and the residents, voted in favor of neighborhood preservation and to prevent setting the precedent of allowing unnecessary and unattractive flag lots in established residential areas. This is a very positive step in developing the city's neighborhood preservation policy.