To the Honorable Mayor Roach and Common Council, I attended the candidates debate on October 24th and was pleased to hear that all the participants were in favor of neighborhood preservation. Not only that, but some candidates considered this to be a very important if not a key issue. The evening was dominated by the FASNY issue and the three non-incumbent candidates spoke out against its presence in Gedney Farms. The incumbents refrained from any comments about FASNY which is understandable given their ongoing review of the final proposal as well as the upcoming election. Although not a clue was gleaned from the incumbents, I came away feeling that FASNY was going to win this battle. Why? Because, all the incumbents indicated that the law that exempts schools and churches from certain zoning restrictions trumps all else. The problem with that thinking is that some laws, especially, antiquated ones, should be challenged. Preserving the neighborhood is a good enough reason to stand up for what is right and reasonable. You represent us. We will support you if you vote to deny FASNY entry into our community. FASNY will not lose anything except their dream. Not all dreams come true. Financially, they can make a handsome profit if they sell the property which they bought for a song. They have other sites in our city to build their school. Your constituents, especially in Gedney Farms stand a lot to lose. When the time comes to vote, curb your concerns about breaking a law that does not apply to the present; don't be fearful of litigation. Preserve our neighborhood ! Sincerely, Sandy Zevon, M.D.