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Friday's Letters to the Editor

<b>SAY questions</b>

EDITOR: Little, if any, discussion seems to have surfaced about what happens if Social Advocates for Youth's Dream Center doesn't function in the responsible, community-friendly manner that SAY promises. Tamayo Village has had some success, but the size of the Dream Center makes it a totally different animal.

Who develops the standards to measure SAY's success or failure? A community-oriented group, not dominated by dreamers or bureaucrats or people from other areas of Santa Rosa or out of town, is required.

Who enforces the standards? We need realists, from the immediate area, not outsiders who have nothing to lose if SAY fails.

Who will pick up the bill if SAY fails? Will the taxpayers be expected to fund a shutdown or a revised operation?

And what happens to the property if there is a shutdown?

As a local resident, it is difficult to listen to those living in a gated enclave or a plush home in a safe neighborhood or other areas of Santa Rosa or out of town who support this experiment. After all, they have nothing to lose if SAY's experiment fails. It's not in their front yard.

HOWARD BLAKE

Santa Rosa

<b>Virtues of cycling</b>


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