Byrne at Stake
What is the point of this article ("One-Stop Shop," Sept. 12)? Peter Bryne, are you suggesting that one of the most well-qualified homebuilders in Sonoma County, which has also established a successful local bank, should not contribute its expertise and experience to rebuilding our community? If the loan terms at Poppy Bank are inline with those offered at other banks, what is the beef? Kudos to Gallaher Homes and Poppy Bank for stepping up to help rebuild our community. Shame on Peter Byrne and the Bohemian for badmouthing their efforts and spreading conspiracy theories. Maybe you should interview some of the Coffey Park homeowners who are rebuilding with Gallaher Homes.
Feel the Byrne
Scathing, well-done article illuminating possible corruption between builders and banks. Where there is money to be made, business will bend rules to meet their purposes: more money. I'd like to hear from Gallaher Homes and Poppy Bank. How did the arrangement come to be? Where is the transparency? Where are other working agreements with other banks? Why is there only disclosure of the relationship at the time of escrow? And so many more questions. Kudos to Peter Byrne and the Bohemian for this clear piece of reporting.
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