Letters to the Editor


Explaining Measure C

Thanks for the great, informative June issue!

The one-page, excellent explanation of Measure C helped many of us realize what a mess all of this and how totally ineffective the “leadership” of the mayor, [the Fresno] City Council, the COG (Fresno County Council of Governments) and the transportation authority is—much thanks to Kevin Hall and his tenacity on climate politics in the valley.

All these “leaders” get in their single vehicles and drive on Highway 41 from their plush north Fresno residences, over the blighted city, to City Hall, while everyone else tries to find decent transportation.

It’s totally disgusting and all of these people (including the County Board of Supervisors) must be voted out if we are to survive! But, it’s been this way since FresNO’s inception and there’s no way these big, selfish fish in a small, polluted pond will ever do what’s right for the majority and not special interests. We’re a microcosm of the federal government and state’s rights.

Susan Schmale

​​Golden State Reality

We are in a dramatic drought. The sooner we face the fact that thirsty landscapes are inappropriate for the Central Valley, the more water we can save for basic human needs and growing food.

At SunMt, we have done arid land plant trials for four decades—visit us at pflfoundation.org. By joining neighbors who have already converted to drought-tolerant xeriscape design, you can help conserve our own water supply and show solidarity with growers and farm laborers.

Because these beautiful plants are also more pest resistant, you can safely feed bees as well as reduce chemical use and maintenance, while you support our local ag economy. This is a win-win-win-win-win!

Maia Ballis


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