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Letter: ‘There are none so deaf as those that will not hear’

South Lake Tahoe’s city government is not representative because city council and management is cock sure that they are right on most everything.

They do not take opposing views into consideration. They dismiss such opinions as uninformed or just clearly wrong. They stonewall. They do not allow any competing ideas.

For example, I have brought forward the idea that the tattered rec center should be converted to a city hall. But the council will not discuss the idea. They are silent. The reason is clear. They are fixated on recreation. They believe recreation will make the city a rec mecca. Their belief borders on religion, absolute faith. The city is intolerant, will not allow a free market of ideas. Such behavior is rooted in hubris, excessive pride which leads to arrogance; they are infallible. That leaves the governed with a sinking feeling that there is creeping tyranny. That the ideas advocated by citizens do not count. That we, the people, are only fit to be led.

It has been said many times, “There are none so deaf as those that will not hear.”

Bill Crawford

South Lake Tahoe, Calif.

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