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Thank you, Seth Zuckerman, for putting your finger right on it (“Bond Freeze,” Jan. 15). Water and park bond funds are economic stimulus, infrastructure development and training. Those dollars support local vendors and contractors, improve ecosystem health and public access, extend scientific understanding and educate the public about the world we live in.

A healthy restoration economy is like the ecosystem it seeks to restore; kill off certain elements and it can begin to unravel in sometimes unpredictable ways.

I wish Sacramento well in working things out, and in restoring California’s credit-worthiness. No doubt Sac is looking to Washington D.C. in the weeks and months ahead, both for guidance and a sliver slice of multi-billion-dollar pie (on loan from our children, of course).

— Christopher Turner, Orleans

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