Over a million reasons to vote NO ON L

Update 10/27/06: It's actually $1,310,384. Wow, indeed.

867,187 more reasons to vote No on Measure L. Is Pacifica for sale to the highest bidder from Miami? From Jan. 1 through Sept. 30, the Yes campaign to build 355 housing units on the Rockaway Quarry reported spending 4867,187. Clearly, Mr. Peebles is trying to buy the election. Who knows how much more, well over $1 million, is to come.

Wow! In just the three months from July 1 through Sept. 30, they spent $696,964. That comes to $7,575 per day. During the same three months, the No campaign spent $1,192. In other words, the Yes outspent the No by a 500 to 1 margin.

Here's a winner. The Yes campaign spent $4,261 at a South City deli and nothing here. I guess our delis weren't good enough for them.

Of their huge spending, only $11,462 was spent in Pacifica. How about that! Their campaign promises to offer economic salvation for Pacifica. Then how come they only spent about 1.6 percent in our community?

We've all seen Peebles hokum TV ads. One was particularly funny. Developer Peebles was shown on the Quarry during one of our foggy days, with his jacket buttoned up to the neck and talking about "our community." Excuse me, Peebles' "community" is Coral Gables, where it's warmer.

Thank God for the San Mateo County Times. They have not been bought by Mr. Peebles money. They did not buy Peebles' sales pitch and empty promises.

The Times has endorsed the reelection of our strong City Council team of Jim Vreeland, Julie Lancelle and Sue Digre to protect scenic Pacifica.

Noting that the developer will likely want the full 355 units with the traffic and city services problems that will result, the Times strongly recommended a No vote on Measure L. I certainly agree with them.

John Curtis
Pedro Point

The above was printed as a Letter to the Editor in the October 25th, 2006 Pacifica Tribune, and is republished here with the author's permission.