I take exception to the editorial "Measure M Would Right Past Wrongs" (Oct. 7).
The profligate and self-destructive building spree referred to as occurring in the '70s and '80s is, in fact, not at all in the past. Hotels, business parks and vast tracts of housing are in process everywhere in Orange County at this moment, and according to my calendar, this is 1990.
Not even Measure M, with the promise of alternative transportation, could possibly make a minuscule dent in the problem without a firm commitment on the part of local government to limit growth. Limiting growth could really mean that passage of M might allow a substantial period of time to play "catch up."
Admittedly, transportation is a mess. I look at another aspect of what all this has wrought. Where is there an energy policy? True, the United States doesn't have one, so I suppose it is not incumbent upon us to have one.