I agree with letter writer Bob Wackerman (Sept. 30, 2020). Please vote yes on Y for the city of San Mateo and vote no on R. Measure Y must receive more votes than R or else the growth management history of the city will end.

I personally value the historic downtown, with small local businesses that may be lost if developers are allowed to turn our charming city into “anywhere U.S.A.” For over 30 years as a city planner in the South Bay, I saw how cities that open themselves to unbridled change become indistinguishable. I’m thankful for now living in San Mateo.

Douglas Handerson

San Mateo

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Christopher Conway

Douglas, isn't it sad that every council member in San Mateo is against Y. If you pay attention you realize that they just don't care what we want and obviously they don't have to pay a price for that disrespect.

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