Opinion

Letters: Amazon would be a Trojan horse in Sacramento

Re “Does Sacramento have a real shot at Amazon HQ2?“ (Foon Rhee, Oct. 19) Sacramento's otherwise deft political and business leaders have the Amazon HQ pursuit all wrong. Landing the 50,000 jobs and activity would be a Trojan horse. Does Sacramento want to be Seattle II, with ramped-up congestion, even less-affordable housing and a smothered history and identity, or should it continue to be a wonderful, unique town becoming a great city? We don’t need to be slaves to a corporate vision. We need to be true to ourselves. We are better off as a beacon at the confluence of two great rivers rather than an outpost on the Amazon.

Steve Schnaidt, Sacramento

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