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Saturday's Letters to the Editor

<b>For Measure B</b>

EDITOR: Registered voters in the city of Sonoma recently received voter pamphlets and sample ballots for the Nov. 19 special election on Measure B. Absentee ballots will soon be mailed.

As nearly everyone knows, Measure B will help preserve Sonoma and the quality of life we all enjoy by limiting new hotels in the city to 25 rooms or fewer, unless and until annual occupancy rates in existing city hotels reaches 80 percent.

In the voter pamphlet, summary arguments for and against Measure B — signed by supporters of each viewpoint — are laid out for voters to read.

Arguments supporting Measure B are honest, factual and easy for voters to understand. The arguments opposing Measure B, however, are riddled with irrelevancies, untruths and silly fear-mongering apparently inspired by Halloween.

Perhaps most striking is that Protect Sonoma, the hotel developer-sponsored group formed to defeat Measure B, was apparently unable to find even a single hotel developer/investor or current hotel owner — not even the spokesperson for Protect Sonoma — willing to attach their signature or reputation to the lame arguments against Measure B.

That should be a clue — voting yes on B is the thing to do.

BOB EDWARDS

Sonoma

<b>Politicians and prisons</b>


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