It has been said that, “It is the good and wise man who plants trees in which he will never enjoy their shade.” Thank you, Mr. Brehm.
While attending a Town Council meeting Tuesday, it struck me on the irony that the opponents of Measure U, who were enjoying the comfort of a building that was planted in 1973, have chosen to plant nothing for the future.
My wife and I brought a month-old baby and a toddler to this community over 30 years ago when we were just kids. We were able to do such because of the infrastructure planted by those good and wise men who lived in our new community. Many of those community members are no longer with us and my wife and I are now part of the senior population.
I have seen these same opponents, although they had different names, oppose the formation of the town and the construction of our life-giving water pipeline. They always choose not to plant for the future. Carefully look at those opposed to “U” and ask yourself if these people have ever planted anything good for our community. The answer always comes back, “no.” Then look around and see all of the trees that have been planted by those who support this measure.
The benefits of “U” have been clearly stated by others more eloquently than I am able. If you vote “no” on this measure, be assured that the opponents will never be able to get another measure on the ballot. If you vote “no,” you must plan to pay for the wastewater project, infrastructure and public safety without any help. Do not be fooled by their promise of a future ballot measure.
If you care for the people of our community, support this measure.