Letters to the Editor

Measure C boondoggles

Those in favor of the Measure C extension cite examples of what the original Measure C has accomplished. If you look at the spending plan shown in your Sample Ballot and Voter's Pamphlet, you will see that only about one-third of the money will be spent on the items that made Measure C a success. Most of the money will be spent on special-interest group projects.

Do you want to pay a tax for the next 20 years to pay for pedestrian trails, built in or near new residential areas, that you will never use, or bicycle lanes and trails that you will not use? Only a small percentage of people use the existing ones and then only because they live near them.

I don't want to pay for farmworkers' van pools. Van pools will not pay for themselves or we would not have to spend $20 million to keep them going.

I will not ride on any public transit because it will not take me where I want to go when I want to go. Public transit takes about four times as long as it takes to drive your car.

"No" on Measure C.

George Meyers