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Greed Keeps Canyon Oaks Proposal Alive

* The opinion piece by Alexander Cockburn (“Speculation vs. Democracy in Topanga,” Feb. 3) succinctly describes the situation Topangans have faced for 16 years. A grandiose real estate scheme would destroy the headwaters of Topanga Creek and a beautiful valley.

This project does not fit any of the 10 goals of the area plan and is opposed by the vast majority of our canyon residents.

It is unfathomable to me that such an urban-style development could even be considered for this rural and mountainous terrain. It is greed that keeps this project alive, and damned be the land, the animals, the plants, the people who live there or future generations.

HERBERT PETERMAN

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Peterman is president of the Viewridge Owners Involved in the Community and Environment.


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