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Posted: Tuesday, June 8, 2010 12:00 am

Whether Measure C wins or loses, I want to publicly state my "thank you" to its many supporters and especially the committee who worked so hard and contributed funds.

They tried to run an informative and clean campaign on what is a complex topic if one gets into the details. But simply put, our area is running out of groundwater and we need to reverse that trend. Those who pump groundwater will eventually pay a price in some fashion.

I also need to respond the personal attacks made against several property owners and some past and current NSJWCD Board members, most of whom I am pleased to be acquainted. They have all been acting in the long-term interests of the community and do not deserve the abuse they have received. In particular, Chairman Tom Hoffman, who lives and farms right next to the Mokelumne River — the last place that will have a groundwater problem — has nothing to gain personally from his participation on the board.

I believe the viciousness of statements and the lack of respectful debate that is prevalent in our political system is a major threat to our society. We can disagree, even strongly, but if all we do is yell at each other we'll never solve our problems.

Richard Prima

Lodi

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