Letters to the Editor

Caprioglio stands up to the mayor

My thanks to Fresno City Councilman Paul Caprioglio, District 4, for several things.

First, for listening to his constituents. He represents the old days when our elected officials actually listened to us.

Secondly, for standing up against Mayor Ashley Swearengin in her clueless pursuit of fame and fortune within her inner circle.

But probably most importantly, for seeing this as a costly waste of money which has no sensible outcome for downtown revitalization. There is no easy access by freeway. There are no businesses interested in it commercially that the public would benefit from.

And certainly it allows people to walk and appreciate outdoors without the pollution of more car traffic. Fresno needs that kind of investment in many other ways.

Paul Smith, Fresno