Vallco is For Shopping Not Condos

Orrin Mahoney's rebuttal to my letter to the editor is deceptive at best. 'No on D' is about preserving tax-generating land in the back parking lot of Macy's that is currently zoned for retail. If that land is rezoned and 137 condos are allowed to be built there, those condos will not be paying education tax. Those taxes will go into the redevelopment agency.

Kids living there will not be contributing, by their taxes, to their own education. This bill will be paid by the rest of us.

Vallco already has been given the OK for 203 condos across the street. They don't need more. If Vallco is successful, and this piece of land is also turned into condos, where will the shopping center expand? This land is needed for future retail, entertainment, dining--and parking expansion.

Don't be fooled by deceptive rhetoric. Vote NO on D. You can't shop in a condo.

Stuart Chessen
Cupertino Courier Letters
Wednesday, October 18, 2006