The Times is right (June 12). Measure A was badly written. But even sadder, it was amateurishly promoted though well-intentioned. Certainly Tom Rogers' wizard idea deserved better handling.
The Times, too, was right: Measure A, even in failing, sent a message to politicians that all is not well with their trusteeship.
Voters now sense that the supervisors, in approving new housing developments, pack traffic: the more housing, the more people; the more people, the more cars.
County Supervisor Harriett M. Wieder (against Measure A in her weird pit bull defense of Irvine Co.'s earth-defacing 3,200-unit Laguna Laurel housing project) has perplexingly frog-hopped from mass transit to freeways, suggesting insincerity. Recently she had offered an interesting solution: an elevated rail system sliding on air, as I understand it. A supportable notion.