ROBERT DONALD MATTHEWS, San Clemente
San Clemente has many challenges that a focused city council could address and perhaps resolve. Unfortunately, Councilmember James has chosen a controversial issue that transcends the borders of San Clemente; what a waste of city council time and taxpayer dollars.
In the SC Times article, the councilmember is quoted as saying, “I’m not changing my mind, I’m still going to proceed, but I want to sit down with these people and explain what this is about.”
The preceding sounds more like a lecture than a dialogue. Perhaps the councilmember should consider a quote attributed to G.B. Shaw: “Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.”