>Crescent City California News, Sports, & Weather | The Triplicate

News Classifieds Web
web powered by Web Search Powered by Google

Home arrow Opinion arrow Letters

Letters to the Editor

Coastal Voices: Poor way to treat visitors to our town

The Hirt family has been proud to call Crescent City their home for 42 years. The Fourth of July weekend showed us another side of our city and how visitors are treated. Our son returned home to vacation over the Fourth and attend his high school’s 25th reunion. He went to the Deck Party, met up with friends and left his car where he parked it, near the Cultural Center. Although there were signs indicating vehicles would be towed if left there, he did not see them. He planned to retrieve the car the next morning.

 


Letters to the editor published July 31, 2014

Gitlin has been attacked, denied items on agenda

On July 22, Supervisor Roger Gitlin called for Chairman David Finigan to step down, as he had every right to do. Mr. Finigan’s disrespectful runaround, refusing to honor Mr. Gitlin’s request to put an idea on the agenda — in this case, a discussion of the possibility of a short, nondenominational prayer — before the Board of Supervisors’ meetings. Heaven knows we need God’s wisdom regarding all the decisions that our board has to make during the year. 

 


Letters to the Editor July 29, 2014

Unbelievable that letter writers fail to take issue with Finigan

Anti-prayer in the public square, that is the drumbeat from the secular zealots. While the points raised by the recent writers of letters to the editor on the subject may have validity  and be deserving of debate they logically need to be held in abeyance while the issue of agendizing topics for public input is resolved. It should be noted that one writer applauds Chairman Finigan’s refusal to place the item of prayer before board meetings. He applauds it as a victory for freedom … in the real world it is a victory for atheism and socialism, both of which are diametrically opposed to freedom. A large number of recent letters to the editor blithely ignore the simple core principle, viz, a decision as to what is allowed on the agenda to be discussed  by a singular authority, the Chairman of the Board of Supervisors. It strikes this writer as pathetic that writers of letters to the Triplicate do not have a problem with a single head of the County Board having the say so as to what is decided  in a public forum. One such  writer singles out Supervisor Gitlin as the problem on the board.


Letters to the editor published July 26, 2014

 

Benefits of recycling lost on Waste Board members

 

Two members of our Solid Waste Authority Board here in Del Norte County, Michael Sullivan and Roger Gitlin, have characterized recycling as “extracurricular stuff” and “bells and whistles” and a third member, Mary Wilson, has agreed. Accordingly, and against the urging of a score or more of ratepayers appearing before the board, they have determined to impair our recycling program “to save money.” They could hardly be more mistaken. The truth is that recycling is not only imperative, it is saving ratepayers more money every year, as recycling increases and recycled material handlers absorb that reusable waste instead of having it hauled off at considerable expense to be buried in Oregon. 


Letters to the Editor July 24, 2014

Downsizing Sutter is not an appropriate use of tax funds

As a former hospital administrator in the Good Samaritan system and a former hospital vice president at Marian Medical Center, I have been following this community’s conflict with Sutter Health with great interest. As a retiree to this community, I also have great interest in the future of the hospital, including whether or not Sutter is able to implement their plan to downsize the hospital in order to qualify for higher Medicare payments under the federally funded Critical Access program. 


Letters to the Editor July 22, 2014

Road improvements should be spread around

It must be nice to have an asphalt street, which was in good condition, extended wider and repaved completely, while the rest of us on dirt roads are driving through big potholes and knocking our front ends on our cars out of alignment.

I have called the road superintendent twice and have asked one of his road managers to return my calls. I’m still waiting. 


Letters to the Editor July 19, 2014

Uncontrolled borders leave country a mess

John Kerry says that Iraq is a complete mess because they can’t control their borders.

I completely agree. What country would be stupid enough to let people come in who are undocumented and unaccounted for? What a bunch of bozos who run that government in Iraq.


Letters to the Editor July 17, 2014

Second chance to stop another rate increase

The City Council passed an ordinance that increased sewer rates effective July 2.

Is there something that can be done to reverse that sewer rate hike? Yes, there is.


Letters to the Editor July 15, 2014

Full board should vote on having meeting prayers 

I’m mildly amused and deeply saddened by the efforts against Supervisor Gitlin to introduce non-sectarian prayers by rotating pastors/priests/rabbis at the beginning of Board of Supervisors meetings. 

Several people have used the Bible as their basis not to have public prayers. Matthew 6:5–6 talks about self-important religious leaders praying in public to be seen by all. However, in Matthew 5:14–15 Jesus told us to put our light on a stand for all to see. 


Letters to the Editor July 12, 2014

Embarrassing to watch diatribe against Gitlin

I watched the Board of Supervisors meeting of June 10 with great disgust and embarrassment for Del Norte County as Lisa McKeown exercised her nasty diatribe against Supervisor Gitlin. When she waved a Holy Bible in the air and placed a curse on Supervisor Gitlin, who is a devout Jew, I wondered why Chairman Finigan did not step in to enforce rules of decorum. Finigan is already conflicted with bad meeting management practices, but this bit of theater took the cake in my view. 


<< Start < Previous page 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Next page > End >>

Results 31 - 45 of 1110

Triplicate front page

Get home delivery of the Triplicate for only $7.94 a month. After filling out one simple and secure online form you could be on your way to learning more about your city, state and world than you ever have before.
subscribe


Del Norte Triplicate:

312 H Street
P.O. Box 277
Crescent City, CA 95531

(707) 464-2141
webmaster@triplicate.com

Follow The Triplicate headlines on Follow The Triplicate headlines on Twitter

© Copyright 2001 - 2014 Western Communications, Inc. All rights reserved. By Using this site you agree to our Terms of Use