Letters to the Editor

Katcho Achadjian is no moderate

The article about the splendors of the Carizzo Plain National Monument and Lois Capps’ role in fighting for its protection (“Capps praises Carrizo Plain conservation with one last trip to monument,” June 2) reminded me of when the San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors rejected a proposal to make it a U.N. World Heritage site in California, alongside Yosemite and Red Woods national parks. One of the three “no” votes was cast by Katcho Achadjian in response to the opposition of oil interests on the eastern flank of the park and bowing to the nativist hysteria that a U.N. presence in San Luis Obispo County would bring a loss of U.S. sovereignty.

I blanch at the thought that this same Katcho, who now casts himself as a moderate, could possibly represent our district in Congress.

Max Riedlsperger, San Luis Obispo

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