Unhappy With CAMPO

RECEIVED Thu., Sept. 23, 2004

Dear Editor,
   As the curtain has opened up on CAMPO's toll plan and as Austin citizens become more and more outraged, one has to ask: Who are our representatives representing?
   Our representatives are supposed to be better informed about issues so that they can make better decisions than the average citizen. But with the vast majority of Austinites against the toll plan, either 1) Austinites are all a bunch of ignorant dolts or 2) many of the CAMPO members are being coerced by special-interest groups who will profit by the toll plan. I choose No. 2. And we continue to uncover new information every day to prove it.
   What is most disturbing is that so many on the CAMPO board must actually think we are idiots! Tolling most of our existing highways is not "making a tough decision" – it is just a sellout.
Jeff Thayer
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