Letters to the Editor

Incompetent leaders

For years, the Atascadero City Council has fallen all over itself to declare Atascadero the most “business friendly” city in the county. And earnest declarations of business friendliness are major campaign promises again this year.

Now we know exactly what that means: Giving away millions of taxpayer dollars to pave the way for Wal-Mart and other well-heeled private interests. And all they can say is, “Gee, I guess we should have looked at that more closely.”

I plan to vote, “no,” for all the incumbents. They’ve proven quite clearly that they’re not competent to manage the affairs of the city.