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Letter to the Editor: Elect Eric Hammer to Santa Cruz County Board of Supes

No to Bruce McPherson for Santa Cruz County supervisor, says reader.

Don’t count on Bruce McPherson to protect the environment.

The Sierra Club, People Power and every member of the San Lorenzo Valley Water District Board support Eric Hammer for good reason.

Why question McPherson’s environmental credentials? As editor of the Santa Cruz Sentinel, he advocated for the construction of a huge conference center on the coastal bluffs by New Brighton, and for hotels at Lighthouse Point.

As state Senator, the League of Conservation Voters scored his performance a meager 6 percent one year. His best year was only 53 percent.

In 2003, McPherson actually voted to abolish the California Coastal Commission, and to defund the California Environmental Protection Agency.

Hammer will protect and restore our fragile environment, restore infrastructure and work to restore our local economy.

As an environmentally conscientious local businessperson, I’m asking you to vote for Hammer because it’s the right thing to do.

—By Ken Meshke

Editor's Note: Santa Cruz County supervisorial district 5 includes the Santa Cruz mountains west of Highway 17 and Mountain Charlie Road; the City of Scotts Valley; portions along Highway 9 south and the San Lorenzo Valley communities of Boulder Creek, Brookdale, Ben Lomond, Felton, Zayante/Lompico, and Mount Hermon, including parts of Henry Cowell State Park, the San Lorenzo River basin, and Paradise Park; portions of the City of Santa Cruz; and Stevenson College and faculty housing at the University of California, Santa Cruz.

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