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Another Layer of Busybody Government

Dec. 1, 2004

Dear editor:

You do not need resource footnotes for common sense. If a city were to be created in Carmel Valley, it would entail the construction of a city hall, police station, parks and updating the infrastructure; along with road liabilities, high-paid salaries, increased bureaucracy and political infighting. This will take money. Where will it come from?

We all know that a 14-mile long city will add another level of busybody government peaking over our fences. It will open a Pandora box of nightmarish red tape and political shenanigans similar to the escapades already found in Carmel-by-the-Sea City.

Most people in the valley are not amused by this small band of would-be politicians or the possibility of huge development if a city is formed. Further, in an effect to increase city revenue stream, politicians will eventually need to entice large hotels and business to build in our valley. That's how cities grow. But if we want to keep the rural nature of Carmel Valley undisturbed, a city would be the last place to find it.

If these would-be politicians want city life, let them go to Los Angeles or San Francisco. We would rather keep our valley rural and our government distant.

L.K. Samuels

Last Updated: Dec 06, 08

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