In Tuesday’s article on Supervisor Roger Gitlin’s call to disband the Cannabis Working Group, Gitlin is quoted as saying he was disappointed that the group’s chair, Blake Alexandre, had modified his view because he’s surrounded by people who don’t agree with him. Gitlin says, “That’s not what a community is.” Really? I thought a collaborative group involved some degree of compromise despite core differences between its members.

I doubt that Blake Alexandre feels he’s been bullied, as Gitlin claims, and to imply that Alexandre has “succumbed” to pressure is to belittle him.

In a side note, I’m happy to see Leonard Pitts’ editorials continue to appear. While all views are worthy of print, the truth is essential.

Diane Blackberry

Crescent City

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