I am curious about the full-page political ad that has frequented the Mountain Democrat over the past several weeks. It urges readers not to “sign away local control,” not to sign the petitions being circulated to curb development.
The ad raises many questions such as who are the members of El Dorado County Voters for Local Control? How exactly would Caltrans be able to dictate local development and overturn our General Plan? Who is paying for this very expensive ad? Why is there no contact information or Website? How are readers supposed to evaluate the worth of the ad with so little real information?
It strikes me as an “ad bomb,” long on scare tactics and short on substance. It is lobbed at readers to confuse them, not to enlighten them.