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Wouldn’t it be a breath of fresh air to face the supervisorial race knowing what each candidate stands for, and not have to read between the lines? Voters should know definitively which candidates support the proposed initiatives. I know that Penn and Parlin both back the various local initiatives to limit growth. I also know that Ranalli is backed by those who are actively fighting against those very same initiatives. I think that’s OK and it gives us a choice to have candidates so clearly on opposite sides.
What’s not OK is when voters do not know where a candidate stands without looking at their supporter list. We should know clearly where they stand by what is coming out of their mouth.
Each and every vote the Board of Supervisors takes on critical land use issues, including the upcoming adoption of any General Plan changes, takes more than a single supervisor to gain “approval.” That makes every district important. I implore those who get to vote this June in Districts 4 and 5 to sit up and take note. Don’t just vote because a name is familiar, but rather figure out why it is familiar.
ELLEN VAN DYKE