WHY JOBS' APPEAL FAILS TO CONVINCE
The Appeal makes some pretty grotesque arguments which our attorney has had to rebut, for instance: that preparing to build San Francisco's public transit system does NOT - as the Appeal argues - mean owners of historic houses can also start bulldozing!
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Jobs' attorney then claims his client is the best judge of how to save the house - yet argues the house is NOT worth saving and cannot be relocated.
Grasping at straws, the Appeal states that "other than the loss of a historic resource" [!] no environmental damage would occur from destroying the house.
(UOH acknowledges that turning California heritage into landfill is less harmful than global warming and nuclear melt-downs)
The tone of the Appeal is bullying - saying that even if violations of law DID occur preservationists should just stay out of it!
It suggests Jobs might have cooperated in allowing a solution, but preservationists made a terrible mistake in turning to the courts and that opportunity had been lost. The Appeal suggests that in challenging this owner preservationists had engaged in a "sterile exercise."
APPEAL QUESTIONS PRESERVATIONISTS' SINCERITY
- a UOH member responds:
"Like myself, your blood pressure must just skyrocket when you read responses like some of Jobs' in their Appeal. How on earth could our interest in saving the house be somehow disingenuous? None of us are disgruntled ex-Apple employees, wishing to attack Jobs in some other forum. None of us are disgruntled neighbors. None of us have any motives other than to save the house! Of all the arguments that I would make if I were he, insinuating that we have some ulterior motive is absolutely the most preposterous one I can imagine."
-- Uphold our Heritage member Craig Bryant, in Los Angeles
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