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Letter to the Editor

The leadership drought

Santa Cruz Sentinel, 8/26/13

Mike Rotkin writes that it took him more than 20 years to move from being an opponent to a proponent of desalination; in more than 25-plus years on the S.C. City Council, this Santa Cruz leader never thought to seriously engage S.C. residents on the future threat of drought, possibilities of alternatives, desal itself, never offered impartial analysis. Once Rotkin after 20 years became a proponent of desal, he was part of the dismissive approach while the marketing campaign was rolled out with full speed. Now the wording is that ratepayers do not understand the problem, how "serious" the drought threat is, and how limited our options are. Where were you Mike?

Beth Ahrens-Kley, Santa Cruz

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