From: Steven Marx <>
Date: October 17, 2004 7:22:40 AM PDT

Subject: follow the money

The Tribune's endorsements for SLO Mayor and City Council were predictable but less than straightforward. Though not stated, all those favored are supporters of the Marketplace development. The candidates rejected by the Tribune oppose it--along with a sizable proportion of citizens. If the Bird-Dalidio big-box scheme proceeds, future advertising inserts accompanying the Tribune's recommendations can be expected to double their present two and half pound weight of paper and ink.

Steven Marx
265 Albert Drive
San Luis Obispo CA 93405