EDITOR: I am shocked the Press Democrat editorial board can think to take a stand with the Sebastopol CVS/Chase development ("It's past time to approve CVS project," Tuesday). The dismissal of a major traffic issue — four driveways to two — hardly seems appropriate for our local paper. How is the editorial writer a specialist on traffic in Sebastopol? There have been no traffic studies so far to support the additional commercial development.
Clearly you haven't driven through that intersection recently and found a 15-minute delay in progressing past the yet-to-be completed Barlow site. Adding additional congestion to an already compromised setting is not in the best interest of Sebastopol residents or merchants.
Not mentioned is that the project will not add any jobs to our town but simply relocate staff, leaving vacant properties elsewhere. How is that a benefit to Sebastopol?
<b>A great show</b>
EDITOR: What is with people who want to criticize the Titanic at this year's Sonoma County Fair? I think it is a great representation. A lot of work went into it, and I enjoyed the water exhibit it is in — cool and refreshing. It is just a representation — let's not take it too literally. To the negative people: Get over yourselves. This is the best flower show theme ever, but I say that every year.