The Daily News

Eshoo's Price

Published Wednesday, October 20, 2004

Dear Editor:

About the "heartfelt" letter we recently received in the mail from the Uccelli's. If they cared so much about Redwood City, the Pete's Harbor area would be a nicer place today. The Uccelli's will receive millions if Measure Q passes. While I could not get an exact figure, word is they will receive $22 to $40 million from the developer for their property. Of course the Uccelli's are in favor of Marina Shores.

I also wondered why Congresswoman Anna Eshoo, D-Palo Alto, was endorsing Marina Shores. I've read what she says, but I also learned this. Anna has received a total of $10,000 in campaign contributions from five individuals who are developers associated with Glenborough-Pauls. And it is the first time that at least three of them have donated to a Democrat. How much did this money influence her?

I urge every Redwood City voter to look beyond the marketing hype. Notice how the focus of the "Yes on Q" literature is trashing their opposition rather than giving you verifiable reasons to support Marina Shores. Why is that? And in last week's postcard they resorted to threatening us by asking "What will happen if we vote NO?"

If we vote "no," the developer will simply have to submit a more reasonable plan. Don't be fooled. Vote NO on "Q."

Laureen Carrillo
Redwood City

Editor's Note:

Records show that the following people each made $2000 contributions to Eshoo's campaign this election cycle: Pete Uccelli of Redwood City; Glenborough Real Estate president Andrew Batinovich of San Mateo; Pauls Corporation chairman William Pauls of Aurora, Colorado; Pauls Corporation president Paul W. Powers of Denver, Colorado.

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