Del Norte Triplicate Readers

Question about Alexander bar trial

I saw the Oct. 23 article, "DA on stand in SF," and Jon Alexander's testimony.

How did Michelle Taylor "barge" in when the DA's Office is a locked and secured office?

Why, if he had her attorney's permission to speak to her, did he have to ask if she had an attorney?

Michael Riese, Crescent City

Editor's note: Michael Riese is a former Del Norte County district attorney.

Disenfranchised from Measure A

I opened my sample ballot and didn't see Measure A. Then someone told me that since I live in the county that I can't vote on Measure A. It's only for city voters.

This is what I am going to do. I'm taking in my check to pay my water bill with a notice that I'm paying under protest. I don't want toxic industrial waste (HFSA-fluoride) in my drinking water at all.

I think our Water Department had better get out of the drug delivery business and stick to providing drinkable water that's safe and that's not going to make us sick. It's bad enough when too much chlorine gets in the system.

Those of my friends that live in the city and know me, I urge you to vote yes on Measure A, because I don't have that right.

William Sanchez, Crescent City

Gitlin unlikely to be compromiser

If elected to the Board of Supervisors, Roger Gitlin promises to bring coalitions and town hall meetings to Crescent City as a tool in solving our "problems." All things considered, I wonder if this is a tool better left in his shed.

I read about his community involvement in Santa Clarita Valley, and the political rallies for which he has garnered quite a reputation. It appeared, at least to me, that a majority of these gatherings were steeped in fear-mongering and ultimately, controversy. Podiums and bullhorns with nary a problem solved nor a solution in sight. You can find an article outlining his opinion on just about everything you can imagine, including directives on how to vote. What I could not find was any sense of an individual willing to compromise. I am still wondering: Who is this guy?

But don't take my word for it. Before you cast your vote, do a bit of research and ask yourself what you really know about Mr. Gitlin and if you want someone like this representing Del Norte County. I support and agree with Leslie McNamer: Roger Gitlin is looking for a stage. Maybe we shouldn't give him one unless it has wheels.

Jeanne Bishop, Klamath