Pacifica Tribune, Letters to the Editor, 5/30/12. "Bravery" by Bob Hutchinson
|"City Council, can you hear me now?"|
I had let my subscription lapse because I just wasn't seeing serious coverage of Pacifica's serious problems. But then two weeks ago Elaine Larsen did a piece about why Sue Digre's mantra "the environment is our economy" is a failure. Bravo, Elaine. This is the kind of news coverage and editorial we need in a time when this city is facing possible bankruptcy.
Ten-plus years of Sue Digre is about all Pacifica can take. Thanks to her and her buddies, Jim Vreeland and Pete DeJarnett and their anti-business, anti-development policies we are in deep deep do-do. Can you smell it?
It also took courage for Elaine to say that many of our budget problems relate to burdensome union contracts. If we are going to get through this mess we're going to have to be honest as to what is really pushing us towards insolvency.
Thank you again for your bravery, Elaine."
Posted by Kathy Meeh