‘Character assassination, Chamber spin’ and common sense issues

Dear Editor,
Response to your

Jeers

of Mr. Chris Cot
é are of a most apparent and obvious,

beginnings of selective character assassination


opinions to which all seem to have worked well in the past
without exception. The Dispatch, mostly

well known

for this polished practice throughout the community comes as no
surprise.
Dear Editor,

Response to your “Jeers” of Mr. Chris Coté are of a most apparent and obvious, “beginnings of selective character assassination” “opinions to which all seem to have worked well in the past without exception. The Dispatch, mostly “well known” for this polished practice throughout the community comes as no surprise.

But wouldn’t it be nice if we viewed and perceived Gilroy in a much higher light of more common and positive expectations? My first inclination when the Gilroy Chamber “spins” the issue of this particular public “political” item in reference to Mr. Coté as “miscommunication” or “policy misunderstanding” is suspect in itself. And just for a little more “spin,” let’s throw in the Hispanic Chamber just to make things a bit more confusing. It is common practice to convolute any “real issue(s)” by “any means necessary to achieve the intended result.” It goes both ways.

Let us set aside the “guerilla” tactics of which you referred to (funny how one word can change one’s entire perspective) and for a split nano-second consider all the positive contributions “ANY” member of this or any other community on any level of which he or she had made and weigh that on its own merit or value … what a concept!

As an example we might place some focus on real “common sense” public safety issue(s) – like putting a crosswalk at the north end of the outlets on No Name Uno so people could quit dashing across the street like desperate deer trying to avoid being hit by cars.

May be spared the counter productive drama in the future? Leave that to the tabloids. I have strong hopes that we may get away from the “one horse town” mentality which is all too often quickly embraced by some. What may have worked well in the past for the Dispatch, just maybe, might be wearing a bit thin just about now.

The time has come that we share some degree of vision of an “inclusive” community, and that open dialogue and participation in all aspects of positive steps for growth and development is sustained. The time has come that your publication(s) step up to the plate and join this team (the community) and bring us into the 21st century.

This is one of the most beautiful and desired communities to live in. The degree of “quality of life, community and environment” did not just happen overnight in Gilroy, and it deserves better in substantive and object journalism, I hope your message reflects this in the future. Gilroy deserves nothing less.

Ruben De La Rosa, Gilroy

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