Letters to the Editor

'Less foreign oil'

Will Proposition 87 create a huge bureaucracy? The oil companies want you to think so. But apparently the oil company executives funding the anti-87 campaign have not read the initiative. The fact is, Proposition 87 reinvigorates an existing state agency, creating no new bureaucracy. The agency will consist of environmental, energy, business and public health experts.

All funding decisions will be made through a competitive process; with mandatory audits by independent CPAs, reviews by the state Controller, and by an independent citizens financial oversight committee.

Don't believe the oil companies. Proposition 87 means less foreign oil and cleaner air. It's that simple.

Brian Cohen