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Secession Study

Jeff Brain, president of Valley VOTE [Voters Organized Toward Empowerment], in his letter (Oct. 24) states that the “local citizen leaders of Valley VOTE desire nothing other than a timely and careful study by the Local Agency Formation Commission.” He goes on to ridicule a possible five-year time frame that such a study might require.

Brain states that the 202,000 citizens who signed the petitions (after being given two time extensions) while “not trying to take a sledgehammer to a great city,” are crying out for safe streets “for elderly residents waiting to be safe in their homes.”

Being one of these longtime elderly residents of this fair valley, I was surprised to learn that I have been living in a supposedly unsafe environment. I also think it is prudent, before LAFCO involves our city in a very complex and expensive divorce, that it take whatever amount of time such an important study might require. My present longevity has, if nothing else, taught me that to act in haste might mean to repent at leisure.

LOUIS ROBINS

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