Re "Effort to muzzle SACOG could hurt entire region" (Editorials, April 27): Developers hold all the cards when it comes to influencing planning outcomes. They influence elections through campaign contributions and their persistence outlives the public's attention span.
Our only hope is good long range planning organized by our regional planning agency, SACOG. The Regional Builders' effort to take down the SACOG leadership is ironic since SACOG has no real authority to implement the adopted plan. Therefore, this whole effort is based in arrogance and hubris.
Our elected leaders must support SACOG staff in presenting a proposed project's compliances with regional planning objectives. Clearly Cordova Hills did not meet the standard. Don't assault the messenger!
-- Jim McElroy, Sacramento