To the editor:
Re: "Vision pricks up its ears in election year," June 3.
Allen Garr writes, "in the alliance between COPE and Vision in 2005, Louis spent his time attacking Vision."
The fact of the matter is that once the alliance between COPE and Vision had been approved by the COPE membership, Louis respected the decision of the membership and never once attacked Vision until after election day. It would be helpful, if in Mr. Garr's unrelenting campaign to demonize Tim Louis, he would get his facts straight.
Should the COPE membership once again approve a campaign alliance between COPE and Vision, the real threat to Vision will not be from Louis on the campaign trail. It would be Louis elected to city council.
His voting record would be consistent with a progressive agenda--an agenda too often abandoned by Vision as it put mega-developers first, shifted millions of dollars of tax burden off corporations and onto residences, cut city services while hiring more police and cut the city's requirement for social housing in the Olympic Village.