I've noticed a disturbing trend in the articles written by The Independent regarding the City Downtown Plan, currently under construction.

After the plan was adopted by the City Council, interviews with the City Council members ceased. Only select statements from the council members are printed, without requests for follow up quotes to either clarify or add to what occurred at the meeting. After the Downtown Plan adoption, interviews have only been conducted with supporters of the private downtown concept - a calculated attempt to counter council member statements.

I also want to clarify a statement made in my prior letter. Council Member Woerner received more votes than the two Friends of Livermore supported candidates combined. The previous written statement could have been interpreted as Council Member Woerner receiving quadruple the votes, which was not my intent.