Credibility comes from those who don't hide behind a fake name.
Some of the pro-power plant posts are similar in nature to what you might expect from a paid, public relations firm representative. Contributions that come from names that are not registered voters in Redondo Beach certainly make you wonder: who or what entity is behind them?
For those people new to this debate (and for the most part, civil discussion) on this great discussion platform, "The Patch," please be advised that it appears some of the people “chiming in” have false, misleading agendas and names. It's easy to deceive when hiding behind a fake name.
I respectfully ask my neighbors to consider the source when reviewing the discussions on this site. I respect the opinions of my true neighbors even if I disagree with them. In fact, right or wrong, my opinions represent an ardent desire for a better, healthier and happier community. Even if I can't fathom why someone would support additional pollution, if they are my neighbor, I believe they should be treated with respect and in a nice neighborly way. It's hard to respect someone hiding behind a mask or fake identity.
As much as I love this site, "The Redondo Patch," the one change I would recommend is a requirement for legitimacy regarding identity. For instance, before you can submit a letter to the editor, in a print publication, you are required to state "in what city and state you reside" and supply contact information. It would be cool if people were required to post what city or town they are from. It would be great perspective, to know this information, so we can consider whether or not the person stating their opinion has an alternative agenda.