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Clearwater wasted taxpayer money on traffic calming circles

City wasted funds on road project

Considering the catastrophic economy and its ramifications, resulting in severe cuts to government programs at all levels, why in God's name has the city of Clearwater chosen to spend our money constructing useless traffic calming circles and concrete barriers up and down Cleveland Street and several cross streets from Missouri Avenue to Keene Road?

"Calming" what? Squirrel races? Low-flying blue jays? Grandmothers walking babies in strollers to the park? Give me a break!

This costly debacle is an affront to Clearwater taxpayers and an unbelievable show of complete stupidity and lack of regard for homeowners' access to their properties.

City Council members, what were you thinking? Everyone really needs to take a quick ride/walk/run to the area and help me figure the merit to wasting millions of dollars on fixing something that wasn't broken.

I think a change in government is long overdue!

K. Sibley, Clearwater

Re: Search for missing Shih Tzu ends in heartbreak | story, May 28

Suzy's tale was heartbreaking

I am 10 years old and have four dogs and I am terribly upset at the story of Suzy.

I thought the SPCA was a good place, but it is really a bad place. If that happened to my dog, I would cry and beg God for my dog back. When I see the SPCA commercial I start to cry and have to change the channel.

I was crushed when I read this story about Suzy. I feel so sorry for Suzy and for her owners. I would love to help any dog if I could, but I can't because I'm only 10. I really wish I could just help the owners of Suzy.

Megan Dillon, Dunedin

Re: Disabled person has PSTA issues | letter, May 29

Disabled woman treated shabbily

I was truly appalled at the treatment this woman said she and her service dog received from the Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority as well as from the general public.

How many of you able-bodied people out there could carry on as she does, being disabled after being "normal" your whole life? And to torment a helpless animal who is there only to serve his/her owner? These animals are highly trained and apparently have more knowledge than you. Disgraceful.

I for one would drive this woman to her destinations so as not to have her come in contact with the likes of you. She and her dog deserve better.

PSTA, you owe her a big apology! Your drivers need retraining now.

Stephanie Ann Abramo, Palm Harbor

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