I would like to answer some of the readers who are opposed to the slow-growth initiative and whose comments appeared in Letters to the Editor (April 10).
As a resident of Orange County since 1945 (my birth year) and whose parents and grandparents were also Orange County born and bred, I am appalled at what has happened here in terms of population figures and changing land use. As far as I am concerned, the county has been all but ruined.
Maybe it's too late for the slow-growth initiative--but, maybe the few remaining areas of open space will be saved if the initiative passes. Yes, some jobs will be lost in the construction industry--and the people who work in it just might have to pick up and look for work elsewhere. There are no guarantees in life. Yes, some of the people who work in Orange County might have to move to Riverside County and commute. But, how about having some businesses move to Riverside County as well?
Maybe another initiative could be put on the ballot in the future to limit people to work in the county they live in. If they live close to a county border, then their commute could be only 16 miles round trip. There are many cities in this country that would welcome both new construction and the influx of new businesses.