Letter to the Editor, April 10: Need new leadership for South County


Need new leadership for South County

To the Editor,

For those of us who live in the county portion of the Pajaro Valley, all we have to do is look out our windows to see the neglect and lack of attention that we receive. Our roads are failing, we are plagued with people using the sides of our roads as garbage dumps, portions of our neighborhoods continually get flooded without any relief, and many of the fences are riddled with graffiti. I can’t always help to think if today is going to be the day I blow a tire or am I going to come home to bags of garbage on my property? I can’t tell you over the last eight years if any roads have been rebuilt, repaved or even satisfactorily maintained. Are we supposed to be satisfied with potholes being occasionally filled just to become the same potholes after a rain? 

I now see our current supervisor is running for re-election and I am baffled that he thinks he can do any better for us out in the county than he has done over the past eight years. His literature is taking credit for the repair of a bridge on Casserly Road that he voted against funding as a member of the Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission (SCCRTC) on May 5, 2016. At that time the California Department of Transportation had “deleted” funding to the bridge on Casserly Road. The SCCRTC came to the board with the proposal that they would cover the project even though the funding was cut at the state level. For some unknown reason, Greg Caput voted against funding the bridge. The vote was 10-1, leaving the commissioners in complete shock that he would vote against yet another project for his district. Go to www.sccrtc.org and under the meeting tab, go to agendas and pull up the May 5, 2016 meeting in Capitola and read the minutes, item #21. Now he is taking credit for it in his literature. I find this unbelievable. The people need to know the truth about his voting record on issues that affect us. 

We need new leadership. It is time we elect someone who will make sure that our needs are met here in South County. My car can’t take it anymore!

Jennifer Molho

South County resident

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