You acknowledge Debbie Arnold’s depth of experience; however, you express concern about her voting record because it does not follow your views (“SLO County supervisor election: The District 5 dilemma,” April 9). It is that voting record that a majority of her constituents, myself included, appreciate. Space here does not allow for the relitigation of the water-district measures recently defeated by historic margins. Suffice to say, Debbie has been the most convincing voice on water issues for the past three years.
Objective management of the entire Paso Robles groundwater basin by the San Luis Obispo County Flood Control and Water Conservation District is appropriate as the city of Paso Robles would be incorporated in that process. It is not a coincidence that the largest cone of depression in the basin is in proximity to the unrestricted pumping by the city to support unbridled growth and development the past 20 years.
It is interesting that the loudest voices for “local control” are now in favor of inviting the state to the party. Could it be that their true objectives having been thwarted by the election would be facilitated by state intervention, including water banking and the export of water?
We need more people like Debbie!
Fred C. Hoey, Creston