Leader of Slow-Growth Drive Charges Group Stole Name
Thomas C. Rogers, leader of last year’s unsuccessful drive to pass a slow-growth initiative, complained in a letter released Friday that a Cypress committee supporting a development stole its name from his group.
Rogers is president of Citizens for Sensible Growth and Traffic Control. In a letter, he targeted the Cypress Citizens for Sensible Growth.
The Cypress committee was formed to support a 2-million-square-foot development next to the Los Alamitos Race Track that will go before voters Feb. 14. The office and commercial development is being built by SDC Corp. of Newport Beach, which is a financial contributor to the committee.
“Citizens for Sensible Growth and Traffic Control views this piracy of their good name as yet another obvious and flagrant deception by developers,” Rogers wrote Dana Reed, treasurer of the Cypress committee. “Is your project so totally lacking in merit that appeals to the voters must be based on misrepresentation?”