Opinion - October 24, 2008
Letters: Council majority hasn't listened to people
Our City Council majority, Mayor Hosterman and councilmembers Thorne and Cook-Kallio have avoided talking directly to voters about hillside development issues for over a year. They shut out anyone who dared to think the Oak Grove agreement gave away too much in exchange for parkland. They chose to sit on the sidelines when supporters of the Oak Grove referendum were sued by an angry developer. And to sidestep an open debate about the citizens' hillside initiative PP, they produced Measure QQ, the "plan to make a plan" that would confuse voters with language similar to PP, and will invalidate PP if it garners more votes. (Remember, they only wrote the obstructive and deceptive Measure QQ after a Greenbriar Homes representative--a developer with an interest in the southeast hills--asked them for a counter-measure to the citizens' initiative PP).
In contrast, current councilmembers Cindy McGovern and Matt Sullivan and mayoral candidate Steve Brozosky have stood up over and over again for open communication with all constituents, not just those who agree with them already, or have paid lobbyists and deep pockets. We need a City Council that listens to everyone. Elect Matt Sullivan, Cindy McGovern and Steve Brozosky.