Why did we waste our time going to all of those public outreach meetings for the downtown plan only to be ignored by our public officials? I feel as though they already knew what they wanted, had already committed to it, and were just going through the motions. Their plan for our downtown is not what those meetings revealed. The loudest voices in support of their plan are those of the business owners and the Livermore Valley Chamber of Commerce. They want the additional revenue and they don't want to wait for what's best for all of us. It always boils down to money. If you don't believe me, read the fine print on the "Yes on P" signs – "Major funding by Presidio Hotels." That tells the whole story.