Re "Levee fixes grind to halt" (Page A1, Feb. 16): Rep. Tom McClintock, R-Elk Grove, has shown his disdain for his constituents and the people of this region with his view that a Natomas levee bill must include authorization to build an Auburn dam.
The Sacramento levees are far too important to the safety of all of Northern California to let this kind of disproven boondoggle thinking interfere with levee upgrades. An Auburn Dam should never be built. To make that a condition for the levee upgrades is dangerous and slightly nutty.
-- Ron Westover, Sacramento