Response to Allison Martin and Clyde Carson:
My first inclination was to NOT respond to Ms. Martin and Mr. Carson, who have so grossly missed the point of my letter concerning the Beer Tasting Festival.
Neither of you has the authority or qualifications to answer the question that I posed!
In no manner did I downgrade the good work of the Imperial County Film Commission or the consumption of "beer."
My only concern was then and continues now to be misuse of public funds.
Judging by the personal responses, telephone calls and mails that I have received, it is clear to me that most readers understood my question and agree with me that the question was appropriate and needed to be asked. Case closed.
CHARLES D. PATE