Re "County, chamber offer platform to a skewed scholar of suburbs" (Stuart Leavenworth, Forum, Oct. 13): This was a good piece on the scheduled Joel Kotkin lecture. By using a taxpayer subsidy to promote developer interests, Roger Niello and Susan Peters help lend credence to the fact that it's the well-monied who have the biggest microphone.
Whipping up fear is all too common tactic, that the government is the bogeyman is out to take your fill-in-the-blank (home, guns, health care option, money, freedom). How about presenting another perspective at the taxpayer expense that skews to the interests of the rest of us who value the planet over money?
-- Theresa Lown, Sacramento