Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor: On Dan De Vaul

Shameful treatment

Shameful! Absolutely shameful the way this community has treated Dan De Vaul. Taxpayer money spent on harassing this man and taking him to court would have been better spent in supporting his humanitarian efforts to feed and shelter those less fortunate in our community.

The builders and buyers of homes near or overlooking the De Vaul property should not have built or bought there if they didn’t like the view.

Ranches are “rustic” to some and “unsightly” to others. Those who find De Vaul’s property “unsightly” should move.

The De Vaul ranch was there first.

Dawnna McDougall

San Luis Obispo

No give and take

I know that I am in my 80s and have a hearing problem, but as I listened to Deputy District Attorney Craig Van Rooyen present his case against Dan De Vaul, I heard him repeatedly say that if De Vaul would work with us and take probation, it would be the right thing to do. 

What I did not hear was that the county would work with him. 

I was taught that it takes everyone to give and take to make any agreement work.

I also want to thank The Tribune for the bouquet to the attorney’s office for dropping the five misdemeanor code violations against De Vaul.

They did the right thing for us taxpayers. 

Betty Woody

Avila Beach

What about Dalidio?

Can someone please explain to me the difference between the properties of Dan De Vaul and Ernie Dalidio?

Having driven by both properties in my travels around town, I have seen numerous vehicles and other items visible from either Highway 101, Madonna Road or Los Osos Valley Road. It looks to me to be about the same type and amount of stuff.

Why wouldn’t Dalidio be on the same hot seat as De Vaul for removal of vehicles?

John Brower

San Luis Obispo