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Letter: Lamorinda Weekly "Seeking collaboration" Larry Zulch

Seeking collaboration

I’m voting for Teresa Gerringer and Dave Smith for Lafayette City Council for a simple reason: I’m tired of antagonistic politics and am looking for people who combine a genuine desire to serve with an attitude of collaboration. My email inbox has been filling with outrage, and I don’t want that to be a louder voice than those of us who believe there is a better approach.
I worked closely with Teresa on the renewal campaign for a school bond measure. She was smart, dedicated and constructive, a pleasure to interact with. I came to trust her judgment and values.
Dave Smith I don’t know as well, but in our interactions, he comes across with exactly the attitude I’d hope for. We need balanced, open-minded people overseeing decisions made for Lafayette.
Using Lafayette Measure L as some kind of litmus test is giving power to arguments not based in reality. Traffic is a problem, but the main issue is that when the travel time on 680/24 gets bad enough, mapping software routes people through Lafayette. It’s that simple. A few more cars originating from within Lafayette may influence when the tipping point is reached, but the outcome (the equilibrium state) is identical. Nor is air pollution the problem. Change is. Some want it, others don’t. And, wanting it or not, some change is inevitable.
My goal is a different and better future than we’ll get by just saying no to everything.
Larry Zulch
Lafayette

Paid for by Gerringer for Lafayette Council 2018, P.O. Box 1672, Lafayette, CA 94549, FPPC#1409868
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