Letter to the Editor by Daniel Digardi, May 25, 2018
When we vote for our elected officials, we do so with the expectation that they will make decisions in the best interest of the public.
In Napa County we have one important issue which will do a great deal toward determining the proper level of water usage for years to come. Of course, I am referring to Measure C .
For 16 years, Diane Dillon as the District 3 Supervisor has had ample time to study and understand this issue. But she has been unable to publicly state where she stands on this.
Her opponent, Cio Perez, has had a lifetime of concern and understanding of water usage in Napa Valley. Besides being a third-generation farmer in St. Helena, after studying at Stanford, he went on to earn his degree in Viticulture & Enology at U. C. Davis.
I don’t know anyone who has a better understanding of agriculture/water issues than Cio. With a measure as controversial as Measure C, the easy thing to do would be to not take a position. Cio won’t do that. He strongly supports Measure C.
The voters in District 3 have a unique opportunity to elect a person who would be the only farmer on the Board of Supervisors. Someone who is not afraid of publicly stating his position on the issues at hand. Sixteen years is plenty of time for anyone to hold the same seat.
Please vote for Cio Perez for District 3 supervisor.