Sunday, October 21, 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


Sunday’s letters: Threat of entitlement cuts was predictable

Readers join the conversation about the deficit, the return of the ferry and more
Published: 10/20/18

Saturday’s letters: Vote no on all the CRC’s proposed amendments

Readers join the conversation about the upcoming elections and more
Published: 10/20/18

Friday’s letters: Why a strong mayor makes sense for Clearwater

No on strong mayor | Editorial, Oct. 11A strong mayor for ClearwaterI have lived in Clearwater for nearly 45 years, and I believe in democracy. I believe our city should be led by an elected, full-time, term-limited mayor who is directly accounta...
Published: 10/18/18

Wednesday’s letters: Amendment 11 could save inmates from old, unduly harsh sentences

No on all of the other amendments | Editorial, Oct. 1Amendment 11 rights a wrongI fear that the Times editorial board recommendation to vote no on Amendment 11 missed the significance and value of the proposal. Voters are asked to modify the ȁ...
Published: 10/16/18

Tuesday’s letters: Natural gas is not a good replacement for coal

Opposition to natural gas shortsighted | Editorial, Oct. 13Natural gas is no better than coalAccording to the most recent Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report, carbon emissions must decline to about 45 percent of 2010 levels over...
Published: 10/15/18

Hernando Letters to the Editor for Oct. 19

Writer: Trapping and releaseing feral cats not the answer
Published: 10/15/18

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