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Paul Fong Congratulates Patch Winner Lorinda Rodrigues

Assemblymember sends his well wishes to Patch reader for knowing Cupertino so well.

Cupertino Patch's Where's This? guessing game caught the eye of State Assemblymember Paul Fong who took the time to send a letter of congratulations to Lorinda Rodrigues.

"It's great to hear that you know our beautiful community so well," wrote Fong. "Congratulations on making Cupertino Patch history!"

Rodrigues correctly guessed the and won a Patch logo-ed canvas bag.

Cupertino Patch wants to thank both Rodrigues and Fong for reading!

Susan August 14, 2011 at 04:05 AM
Behold, citizens! Our tax dollars hard at work. No wonder this state is broke.
Ignatius Y. Ding August 14, 2011 at 06:01 AM
It must be a junior staff in Paul Fong's office who sent the congratulation message on his behalf. If the Assemblyman has ever read the Patch, why didn't he do anything to help his constituents to stop the rampant pollution from Lehigh? He wouldn't be worrying backlash from the corporate culprit, would he? There are at least 26,000 local residents in his district who wouldn't think so or hope that he wouldn't be!!
Susan August 14, 2011 at 06:47 PM
Ignatious, I have written Assemblyman Paul Fong three separate emails regarding Lehigh being out of compliance with Assembly Bill 3098, and his office has failed to respond. Yet, Paul Fong utilizes taxpayer financed time, staff, letterhead, and postage to comment on a game of Where's Waldo? This is the exact same treatment members of our community received when they sounded the alarm to both city and county representatives regarding Lehigh's illegal expansion; they were ignored, and that's unacceptable! For one, this illegal expansion has sent untold amounts of harmful particulate matter into the lungs of unsuspecting Rancho San Antonio Park visitors (500,000 visitors annually). Accountability: Assemblyman Paul Fong is one politician that cannot hide behind the "not in my jurisdiction" card. In my opinion, he lacks the courage and conviction needed to represent the citizens of this community.
James Rowen August 14, 2011 at 08:48 PM
I need a scorecard. Now Paul Fong is part of the conspiracy? Maybe if ex Congressman Wu was brought down here, he would dance around the plant with a tiger suit. Wilma Chen took money from cement producers, but no rreaction about that. Paul Fong is a decent man, with a lot of courage. If he could so something, he would.
Susan August 14, 2011 at 09:42 PM
That is correct, James. I know Mr. Fong is well regarded in my community, and some will be upset with my speaking out. However, to date, he is indeed a part of the conspiracy of silence. When it comes to a public health issue, silence doesn't exactly equal courage. And I'm not following the Ms. Chen or Mr. Wu thing, other than that they too are Chinese-American. Were the cement producers Ms. Wu excepted money from in violation of the law? If not, then what exactly is your issue with her? We need cement, no doubt about it. But we also need companies to abide by the laws which are there to protect us. That's all this is really about.

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