November 14, 2006 > Thank You Voters
Thank You Voters
On behalf of Cargill and its employees, we want to thank the voters of Fremont for taking a careful look at Measure K and rejecting its harsh consequences for the City. We reluctantly entered this campaign because we felt an obligation to inform people that, if passed, Measure K would subject the City of Fremont to $50 million in broken contracts - about $500 per household. This was not a "scare tactic," it was an important issue. We knew Fremont could not afford that. We also knew that Measure K would not protect the Coyote Hills: they are already protected as part of the East Bay Regional Park District. Further, we knew Measure K would not promote agriculture on our former salt crystallizer, where no crops will grow. Neither would it improve habitat because it promoted mega-mansions and gated estates.
When voters considered all the facts, they agreed that Measure K, was a bad proposal for Fremont. Our deepest thanks to all the Fremont leaders who endorsed our campaign and all those who volunteered to help spread the word.
Manager of Property, Cargill