"Council members Carl Stokes, Sharon Green Middleton and Bill Henry voted against the deal," writes The Sun in its article reporting the City Council's decision to help finance the upscale Harbor Point development ("Harbor Point bonds gets OK," Aug. 13). "This is probably the worst piece of legislation I've ever seen," Councilman Stokes is quoted as saying.

Wow! What a profound and futuristic comment from one of our Baltimore leaders. Better to let this land remain vacant and fallow then to use taxpayers' money to improve it. This sounds like a campaigner and not as a forward-thinking member of the city council.

Seven thousand jobs equals 7,000 salaries and God knows how many thousands of purchases. The workers need work clothes, transportation and lunch.

What were Mr. Stokes and associates thinking? Not about the future, that's for sure!

John Holter, Baltimore