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However, lacking the arrogance to stop or indefinitely delay the entire project, which was clearly of significant benefit to the region, the city floated a bond issue to raise the funds to build the Berkeley stretch underground. The bond issue was passed with 80 percent of voters in favor. The residents of Berkeley taxed themselves for the benefit of the region and for future generations.

The mundane arguments we see on the opinion pages here today are in sharp contrast to the high-mindedness of Berkeley in 1966.

Steven Boyer, St. Paul

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