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October 12, 2004 > My Word: or My Opinion

My Word: or My Opinion

Are You Wondering Who to Vote For in Fremont's Election Nov.2, 2004?

I can help you make a decision for Fremont's Mayor and City Councilman. The majority of Fremont citizens never wanted to see over 2,000 homes built on our hills, especially over 500 homes on our hill face. One City Councilman, a candidate for Mayor, Bob Wasserman, signed our Argument for the Hill Area Initiative "Measure T." The other candidate for Mayor started a campaign against it.

As far as how to vote for City Council Members, only one helped us, and that was Bob Wieckowski, Planning Commissioner. Lately, I've heard another Planning Commissioner state that he supports Measure T, and he supports the property owner's rights and voted against protecting Niles Hills. All cities have the right to determine the character and beauty of their City. A person who owns his land does have property rights; however the Citizens of the City can determine how far they want urban sprawl to grow. We now realize that the property tax does not cover the cost of Fire and Police, thus we all end up sharing the cost for safety.

The voting records of Bob Wasserman for Mayor and Bob Wieckowski for City Council demonstrate they are the only candidates that listen to the citizens of Fremont and will continue to protect the Hill Area and other needs of Fremont; they deserve our vote. My prospective is from the Hill Area Initiative that was supported by the majority of residents since 1981 and again in 2002.

James W. Gearhart, MD, FACS
Proponent of Measure T
PO Box 3442
Fremont, CA 94539

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