I have been reading newspaper articles from guest columnists as well as letters to the editor. I am a former student of Adams Middle School and Heritage High School; I have experienced the major complications of getting to and from both schools. Relief from this congestion is very much in need.
I enjoyed reading Patty Bristow’s May 21 letter in the Oakley Press, “An old-timer’s perspective in Measure F.” It’s refreshing to know that some of the developers are local residents of Brentwood and want to foster positive growth in the city they grew up in. We all have the same obligation to contribute to the city of Brentwood in a positive way; it doesn’t matter if you are a new-timer or an old-timer.
In another newspaper, Barbara Guise, the former mayor of Brentwood, made it clear that since the city extended oversized utilities for the future development in the west side of Brentwood, it would make sense to develop there and preserve our precious farmland to the east. Thank you, Ms. Guise, for noticing the dangerous road conditions around the schools that I have attended and my siblings still attend. If measure F passes, the new developments will alleviate the dangerous conditions for students going to Adams Middle School and Heritage High School. I am a witness of the narrow roads leading toward the schools.
In closing, I would like to encourage voters to vote Yes on Measure F. The citizens of Brentwood need control over the area around Brentwood schools.
Angelina Dieteman, Brentwood