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Letter to the Editor
Sunday, August 19, 2018

Editor,

This letter is in response to the letter written by Mr. William Agnew of 716 Belvin St that appeared in the San Marcos Daily Record on Wednesday, August 15th.

Let me begin by saying, make your points of opposition, but please stop trying to say that your opinion matters more than anyone else’s. You repeatedly state that you live a block and a half from the project. Well, so do I. You don’t appreciate people on San Antonio St. having an opinion, as they are too far away to be affected. My question to you is, what makes you, your location, and your opinion of more value than mine or anyone else? Do we need to get out a measuring stick to determine who lives closest, thus determining our level of importance? If that’s what we are basing it on, I would suggest that we look no further than directly across the street. Oh wait, that would mean that Diane Pape and the Neeses’ opinions matter more than yours or mine.

Perhaps a better way to determine whose opinion is most important would be how long they’ve lived here. I’ve been here since 1979. Does that give me more credibility than you? Perhaps we should decide who has the largest family, the most money, has served on the most boards, etc.

Clearly, I am not serious, just trying to make a point.

The other point I would like to make is that you clearly do not know your neighbors very well. You seem to imply that they are incapable of thinking for themselves and are simply puppets being controlled by Mr. Lerman and Mr. Berins. Nothing could be further from the truth! I have great respect for some of those opposed to the project as well as those in support. We can agree to disagree, but I take much offense to your self-righteous attitude. These neighbors are educated, informed and perfectly capable of making their own determinations, just as you are.

I can respect Lisa Marie Coppoletta’s genuine concern about the environmental issues associated with this and other projects. I happen to believe that these concerns will be handled appropriately and efficiently by these developers and their engineering and construction teams. Again, we can agree to disagree, but my opinion is of no more or less value than yours or hers or any other citizen of San Marcos.

If you ever want to sit down and visit about our differing opinions I would be most happy to do so.

Regards,

Barrie Breed