Letter From James Rowen

Measure J passed overwhelmingly by the Santa Clara voters over three years ago. The matter was decided in a primary of largely older and conservative voters. So I do believe the margin was quite impressive. Perhaps the No on J people forget that the 13th Amendment barely passed in Congress, and the Civil Rights Act of 1964 was not done in a cakewalk, nor was Great America’s referendum that well received. Without Kevin Moore, without the City Council, without the support of the city management and the business community, without the facts on stadiums provided by people in my family, and without the landslide vote of the people, we would still see a vacant lot which once was touted for a nuclear power plant by the people opposed to Measure J.