Letters to the Editor

Election 2007: 'Yes' on district elections for Modesto

Modestans must vote "yes" for district elections for our city. For too long neighborhood interests have been neglected in favor of big ticket special interests such as the housing development industry and real estate interests. Folks have felt alienated from city government and have lost faith in the members of the City Council in the past.

Our neighborhoods have been ignored; much time has been wasted in getting our local government to listen to the issues that lagged behind in neighborhoods. Council members elected by district have a better representation with the city administration on all issues. We want to feel good again about how we are represented in city public policy issues.