Letter From Dan Melinger

Today I received a postcard from the City of Santa Clara that used phrases such as “earn your trust”, “trust that your leaders”, “trust in government”…

Huh? Is this the same City of Santa Clara government that rejected a petition signed by 5000 registered voters about whether to spend millions of dollars on a stadium? The same government that pleaded with a judge to overrule those 5000 voters?

No wonder people are cynical about our government; I’m sure if cynicism wasn’t so rampant many more would have signed that petition too! But, alas, it wouldn’t have mattered because citizens aren’t supposed to run our city government, just “trust”.