Thursday, July 19, 2018
Letters To The Editor

Pasco Letters to the Editor for Feb. 9

Re: Survey says: ‘Yes’ for parks and libraries | Feb. 2

Death by a thousand cuts is the way I feel.

The library head says there are over 200,000 card holders. Has the list ever been purged? People come and go.

When they talk about funding for parks and libraries, they are not specific about how the money is to be spent and if it is necessary. Compared to other needs in Pasco, what’s needed most?

As a resident taxpayer in Pasco County, I am against the increase. They tend to minimize the monthly cost. In other counties in Florida, there are multiple MSTU (Municipal Service Taxing Units) on top of regular real estate taxes. Unfortunately, the lemmings often vote for more taxes. The Penny for Pasco never ends.

Too many Pasco residents live on small incomes, and many retirees don’t get pay raises. The insatiable appetite for additional taxes is typical of politicians.

Frank Hill, Hudson

Re: Walk leads to shocking catalogue of trash | Jan. 11 column

Yes, as a fairly new resident of Pasco County, there seems to be an influx of trash on our road shoulders, medians and highway bushes. In our area, we have a handful of citizens who pick up regularly around our community, along with our quarterly clean-up close to our community.

Can Pasco County utilize inmate trustees or people doing community service to assist with clean-up?

Pasco County, please make it a goal that all your field vehicles on the road pick up daily the signs that people post on poles or stick in the ground; this is another form of trash.

Pasco County has a new tourism director to attract more people to our county. Please start with cleaning up all our roadways of trash, including back roads. Remember, people use them as a cut-through.

I have a pick-up truck and, on several occasions, I have dropped off to the dump items I find on the road: TVs, printers, tires, along with the usual roadside litter.

Pasco County, please consider "Green Up Day" quarterly for citizens to volunteer to pick up trash.

D. Volpe, Hudson


Thursday’s letters: Watch what Trump does ... and what he says

Trump sides with Putinover U.S.A. | Editorial, July 17 Watch what he does — and what he says, too Anyone who still takes issue with the allegation that Donald Trump is temperamentally unfit to be president need only look at his shameful and ...
Updated: 8 hours ago

Tuesday’s letters: Leave fireworks to the professionals

Nobody is scaring birds with fireworks | Editorial, July 16Leave fireworksto the professionalsThe situation with fireworks has gotten completely out of control. I was at Curtis Hixon Park on the Fourth of July, and numerous people were exploding ...
Published: 07/16/18
Updated: 07/17/18

Monday’s letters: Make investment in the Rays an actual investment with an actual return

Paying for ballpark will take teamwork | Editorial, July 12An actual return on investmentMuch attention has been given to the cost of the proposed Rays stadium in Ybor City and who will foot the bill. The three-legged stool of the Rays, the busin...
Published: 07/12/18
Updated: 07/16/18

Sunday’s letters: Stop burning of sugar cane near the Everglades

Florida’s land of black snow | Bill Maxwell column, July 1Don’t burn sugar cane, periodIn this column, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Chris King got a lot of things right about how sugarcane burning negatively impacts the Glades communities w...
Published: 07/11/18
Updated: 07/13/18

Saturday’s letters: The dangerous days before Roe vs. Wade

The reality of back-alley abortions | Column, July 11The dangerous days before RoeI am a 71-year-old retired nurse. I still remember when abortion was illegal and birth control was restricted to married women in the United States. In 1983, I set ...
Published: 07/09/18
Updated: 07/14/18

Thursday’s letters: The Rays’ Ybor City stadium will be magnificent

Rays’ big dream is small ballpark | July 11The new stadium will be gorgeousI had the pleasure of attending the unveiling of the Tampa Bay Rays "next-generation, neighborhood ballpark." I was blown away. As an 18-year resident of Tampa Bay, and ma...
Published: 07/09/18
Updated: 07/12/18

Wednesday’s letters: Let’s prepare Florida’s next generation for the jobs that have been created yet

Make Florida’s workforce globally competitivePrepare for jobs not yet createdIf you aren’t amazed by the speed at which technology is changing our world, just think back 20 years. Would you have imagined cellphones with the capabilities of a laptop c...
Published: 07/09/18
Updated: 07/11/18

Hernando Letters to the Editor for July 13

Re: School meals for all students | July 6 storyParents should pay for their ownThat article really got me to thinking ... why can’t parents feed and care for their own children? When did it become others’ responsibility to do this? No one fed our th...
Published: 07/09/18

Tuesday’s letters: It’s great that Tampa’s Democratic mayor works with a Republican governor

Dems wary of Scott, Buckhorn bromance | July 8It’s not partisan to look out for TampaThe focus of a mayor should be on success in his jurisdiction, no matter the partner, for the citizens who live in his area of responsibility. Mayor Bob Buckhorn...
Published: 07/06/18
Updated: 07/10/18

Pasco Letters to the Editor for July 13

Scaring birds with fireworks is a problemThe justification of buying fireworks to scare birds is the biggest problem with fireworks. My wife and I retired to a small pond across from a nature preserve. On a recent holiday, we were enjoying watching b...
Published: 07/05/18
Updated: 07/09/18