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Letters to the editor from Nov. 15

PFOR says thanks

EDITOR: The members of Petaluma Friends of Recreation want to extend our deep appreciation to Petaluma voters for their backing of Measure X to improve recreation facilities in Petaluma.

Petalumans of all ages came together to support the campaign for improved and new recreational opportunities for our community. This was a rare grassroots initiative that began three years ago and culminated in the Nov. 6 election.

Your vote helped shape a vision of Petaluma that had been absent from public discussion for a long time. You brought to the city's attention the need for better playgrounds, tennis courts, pools, and trails. You highlighted the demand for safe places to play for Petalumans of all ages.

Although Measure X at this time has garnered only 61 percent of the vote and it needed two-thirds, more than 13,000 voters stood up for the belief that good recreation opportunities add to the quality of life of our town, bring tourism, increase revenue, and deserve to be funded.

PFOR hopes you will continue to share that vision, to communicate the need, and to press for the resources needed. Your voice and your engagement will be key.

With much gratitude,

Carol Eber and Debra Sammon, Petaluma, Co-chairs of PFOR

Defending vote

EDITOR: As one of the Petalumans who voted for Mike Healy, Gabe Kearney and Kathy Miller, I want to correct David Glass's perception that I didn't think about my vote (Argus-Courier Week of Nov. 8). I gave my vote a lot of thought. In the case of our City Council I voted for people who have demonstrated that they can listen to their constituents, work with people of diverse opinions, and come to resolutions to move our city forward.

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