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Preaching ‘keep it local’

By From page A5 | April 07, 2014

EDITOR:

Hypocrisy is defined as “the pretense of having virtues that one does not actually possess.”

All of the following is my opinion. That said, hopefully all local voters remember the recent and ongoing cries of the “homeboys” telling you in full-page ads not to sign the anti-growth petitions because you would be “giving up local control to Sacramento bureaucrats.” That statement was blatantly misleading and false as most people know.

Now, however we see that the homeboys have gone to non-local Sacramento builders and developers to get big dollars to fight our petitions, which would keep control local and they know it. They are trying to bring in big money from Sacramento to try to convince local voters to vote for their pro-growth initiative which would bury our county in new homes, increased traffic, overburdened water supplies, etc.

I cannot think of a better way to show voters what their real intentions are (build, build, build until not a square inch of rural lifestyle is left).

In my opinion, there is no better example of how badly these hypocrites BS the public. They BS all of you about how we would be “giving up local control” over growth while at the same time these hypocrites are using a Sacramento-based build, build, builder group named Region Builders to fund their efforts to overpopulate this county and BS everyone while they do.

They talk about widening Cambridge Road, but cannot explain how that would even be possible. I urge all EDC citizens to think about what is happening and avoid signing their growth, growth, growth initiative misleadingly titled “Control Growth to Fix our Local Roads.” What a blatant lie in my opinion. That initiative should read: “Help us cover every inch of EDC with concrete, asphalt and homes while increasing traffic to unbearable Sacramento levels.”

I hope all of you will see through this transparent attempt to BS you while they are doing the very thing they say you should not do. They very clearly do not want local control. They want Sacramento Region builders in control. Do you want that? Do not sign the intentionally misleading petition named “Control Growth to Fix our Local Roads.”

To me, these people are showing their true colors now. “Do as we say, not as we do.” If this hypocritical deception makes you as angry as it does me, sign the no-growth petitions, especially the RCU “blue colored” one and do it as soon as possible. Do not sign the one named, “Control Growth to Fix our Local Roads.”

If you are unsure when someone asks you to sign one, ask for the name of the petition. If it is “Control Growth to Fix our Local Roads,” laugh and walk away.

JIM RIORDAN
Cameron Park

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