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A legitimate controversy

The rhetoric on both sides has been thought-provoking and at times informative. Unfortunately, it has become highly political. When different agendas are expressed, and as issues become clouded with innuendo, partial truths are forwarded with little regard to historical fact.

It is my belief that we have enough environmental laws. We do not need additional government intrusion in our private lives.

The use of Placer County as an example of how the voters approved of a similar plan to 2020 is misleading. I don’t believe the voters ever voted on this program, and to continue to refer to this is not factual.

Taxpayers should be appalled at money spent on a new non-mandated program that voters have not even had a chance to approve in its conceptual stage.

It is my belief that our present non-mandated programs such as the sheriff’s department, library and parks and recreation are far more important than 2020. They are being shortchanged by 2020 and a group of supervisors who insist they know more than our electorate. Don’t waste any more money on 2020. Insist on less waste at a county level and make your vote count in this next election.

John A. Howard


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