Saturday, March 24, 2018
Letters To The Editor

Keep the politicians who serve, no matter the office

Fasano needs to 'move up' or leave | July 26, letter

Keep politicians who serve well

In 1825, John Quincy Adams was elected president of the United States. In 1830, he was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives.

To serve the people in any capacity is not a question of up or down. The right person in any office can continue to make a difference for the good of all. There are far too many career politicians who do not. Let us at least keep the ones who do.

Catherine G. Russo, New Port Richey

Mariano cheers for private interests | July 22, letter

Private projects draw people here

Who else is going to put money up to enhance Pasco County besides private interests? Is the government going to build a marina or town homes?

The way this 30-year resident sees it, Pasco needs projects like Sunwest Harbourtowne. To grow and draw people here, that's all we have.

Robert Clark, Port Richey

Help our group save animals

Wake up Pasco County taxpayers. Something is fishy with Pasco County Animal Services.

I (and a great group of people) have been working day and night trying to save the dogs and cats that enter their high-kill facility. Our group communicated to each other with Facebook posts. My group tried to work with the shelter. Now, someone deletes all of the messages that almost 300 volunteers read. Those messages were important to saving those animals.

The Pasco County Animal Services shelter is located in Land O'Lakes, which is not so convenient for most of Pasco. This shelter takes all of the strays and most of the animals surrendered by owners. Our volunteers visited the shelter almost daily and could answer many questions for the community. In addition to finding homes for unwanted animals, we re-united many lost animals with owners. Those animals would have been put to sleep or sent to rescue, otherwise. Our group helped to change their numbers around, so many animals were saved.

Most of the local 501c3 rescues are full and overwhelmed with animals. Pasco needs help saving its animals. As taxpayers, the public has control of what goes on at the shelter. Please, be the voice for those that can not speak. Contact county commissioners by email, mail and phone and let them know you are not happy with the policies that they appear to have adopted.

Mary Levin, Port Richey


Monday’s letters: Driverless cars on perilous roads

Driverless cautions | March 23, commentaryDriverless carson perilous roadsHaving watched the video of the tragedy in Tempe, Ariz., I believe the police are correct. This accident could not have been avoided as the pedestrian stepped out of the sh...
Updated: 9 hours ago

Friday’s letters: Think through assault weapons ban

Gun controlThink through assault rifle banI recently emailed a Florida state representative who had pledged, among other things, to ban assault rifles in the state. I asked him if he would ban the sale and transfer of these guns or ultimately make th...
Published: 03/22/18

Saturday’s letters: Tax guns to pay for security

Million-dollar questions | March 21Tax firearms to pay for securitySo public officials are wondering where they’ll get the money for stationing an armed guard in every school. How about heavily taxing every gun? It’s the proliferation of the weap...
Updated: 11 hours ago

Thursday’s letters: School safety requires funding

Constitution Revision CommissionSchool safety requires fundingThe Constitution Revision Commission should consider amending a proposal (45, 93 or 72) to allocate the necessary recurring funding for the new school safety mandates, separate from the ba...
Published: 03/21/18

Wednesday’s letters: Let the teachers decide on guns

Trump touts arming staff as key in plan for school security | March 12It’s the teacher’s call on weaponsPlease, let’s try an alternate view about guns in the classroom. First, it hasn’t gone unnoticed that the preponderance of letters about guns ...
Published: 03/20/18

Pasco Letters to the Editor for March 23

Re: Residents object to solar farm | March 16, storyLakeland Electric has shown that residential customers can be incentivized to allow placement of utility-owned solar panels on their roofs. Likewise, business owners can be incentivized to allow...
Published: 03/19/18

Tuesday’s letters: It shouldn’t be this hard to fly

Tampa International AirportIt shouldn’t be this hard to flyI’ve given the train two tries now from economy parking at Tampa airport. It’s a lot of work. How silly to go down one bank of elevators, then take a good walk to the next set of elevators to...
Published: 03/19/18

Monday’s letters: Protect Floridians’ right to privacy

People push for changes at Constitution hearing | March 14Protect Florida’s right to privacyI attended the Constitution Revision Commission’s public hearing at USF St. Petersburg last week. I was there because I thought it was important to have m...
Published: 03/18/18

Sunday’s letters: Effort to stem pet cruelty pays off

Puppy millsEffort to stem cruelty pays offThank you to everyone who contacted their legislators, and a huge shout-out to the Tampa Bay Times for letting us know that state legislators were considering a bill to eliminate the hard-achieved gains on lo...
Published: 03/17/18

Saturday’s letters: Insurer focused on repairs, not fees

Citizens hit with $12.7M verdict | March 15Insurer’s focus: repairs, not feesCitizens Property Insurance Corp. has spent the past several years making sure that insurance proceeds for sinkhole repairs are used to restore a home and make it whole....
Published: 03/16/18