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Horne’s account unconvincing

Supervisor Horne’s justifications of the recent appointments to the sewer advisory board (Other Voices, Jan. 20) are not convincing. She denies a bias toward the private sector (developers and construction trades) and explains all in terms of process and timing. She promises to welcome the expertise of those on “watershed” agencies, but assumed that she was responsible for keeping SDTSA within “its purview.” So, related watershed agencies are outside “the purview,” as she saw it?

If it’s advisory, the committee needs to represent all and not erect barriers to participation by anyone with relevant expertise. Either we have a community, or we don’t. That means that civic concerns should override private gain.

The more elaborate her justifications, the more questions come to mind. At least, I remain unconvinced by her account.

Robert E. Tallmon

Grass Valley

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