The letter to the editor section looks like the size of one of my shorter posts. It is filled with familiar names and several very touchy subjects in OUR community.
I had no idea that my letter would be between Michael's and Tom's letters. I was basically writing about Doug Epperhart's column in last Saturday's edition.
As you read Michael's letter, he has either sobered up, or decided to use the spell check feature. He still reminds me of other "supporter" of Bob's current plans, that lower themselves to name calling.
Mr. Field has again written a letter that I don't necessarily agree with, but I think some of his points have some validity as far as folks who think Doug is wearing many hats, possibly too many hats. The editor is correct in pointing out that the only "official" office holder of R Neighborhoods Are 1 is the treasurer. The treasurer is a certified bank auditor.
Now to Steve's column. I think he has touched an extremely sensitive nerve with the folks at Eastview Little League. It almost seems like every nerve with that group becomes more sensitive as the June 30 date approaches. Steve has his opinions, and I am not going to touch them with a 1,000 foot poll, on the subject of Eastview Little League.
Where Steve's genius does shine through is his inclusion of the following:
We all received that fancy propaganda piece in the mail from Ponte Vista asking for support. It trumpets already having more than 10,370 local supporters. I'm sure Bisno is using that number in his push to convince Hahn to approve the project.
The number doesn't withstand close scrutiny, however. It turns out that of that 10,370, only 6,608 are from San Pedro and Rancho Palos Verdes, the two communities that will be most affected by Ponte Vista.
Of that number, 5,499 are from San Pedro, but here's the real kicker: only 1,575 are from the 90732 ZIP code.
That is significant, of course, because that is the ZIP code through which Western Avenue runs. This is the area that will be most impacted by Ponte Vista's traffic.
Which means Bisno virtually has no support for his project among the people whose voices should matter most.
Are you listening, Janice?"