Sunday, June 24, 2018
Letters To The Editor

Letters: Don't buy home near Interstate 75 if you don't like noise

Interstate noise was there first

I also live near Interstate 75. It was there long before I bought my home. Yes, there is traffic noise, again, long before I bought my home.

I have an issue with anyone buying a home near any distractions (highway, airport, manufacturing, etc) and then immediately starts complaining about the problem. Simple solution: Don't buy it in the first place (you heard the noise while you were looking at buying) or sell the house and move.

It is not the Department of Transportation's responsibility to fix your mistake in making your purchase.

Arnie Glauser, Wesley Chapel

West Pasco again gets short shrift

As a resident, business owner and taxpayer of Pasco County I am personally offended by the article about the SunWest Park. It stated Commissioner Jack Mariano "found dozens of allies in the audience. They wore white T-shirts that said I (heart) SunWest. Many later said the chairman urged them to attend.''

That is very misleading. We complained to Commissioner Mariano about funds we think we deserve for this park. Lets talk facts. I ask every taxpayer in Pasco County, especially in west Pasco, to see where most of the tourism money has gone. You will be amazed. So, commissioners, stop acting like you're doing west Pasco/SunWest Park a favor.

Is the commission building projects in east Pasco in phases like SunWest? Did Commissioner Ted Schrader really walk out of a public hearing? Wow! Who is really spreading propaganda, who is really misrepresenting the board?

More than $11 million has gone towards projects in Wesley Chapel, but we have to fight for money for a second restroom. I'm from west Pasco and I'll keep fighting for what I think is right.

John Tountas, Hudson

Candidate plays the name game

Do you really know who you are voting for? The Mike Wells signs you see are not for Mike Wells, the property appraiser, who you have known and elected for years. The signs are for his son.

There are all kinds of disclosure laws for candidates and there should be one that requires a candidate, with the same name as an elected official (or past official), to clarify who he or she really is. Whether a person is qualified or not is up to you to decide. Vote informed when you go to the polls.

Wil Nickerson, Holiday

Comments

Monday’s letters: College instructors need classes in active shooter training

Active shooter perceptions disproven | June 21We need active shooter trainingThe only guns that I had seen before coming to the United States of America were in glass cases in museums. When I came to America to get a Ph.D. in English at the Unive...
Published: 06/19/18
Updated: 06/22/18

Friday’s letters: What a new Rays ballpark would mean

Rays exec hints at stadium timeline | June 15What a new ballpark would doThe Tampa Bay Rays 2020 organization is working diligently with local business leaders and civic organizations to rally support for the Rays’ new ballpark in Ybor City. The ...
Published: 06/19/18
Updated: 06/22/18

Thursday’s letters: On immigration there has to be a better way

‘Zero tolerance’ ignites outrage | June 20Find better way on immigrationOver the years I’ve voted for candidates from both parties. My observation of the Trump administration’s policy on immigration is not about politics. It has to do with having...
Published: 06/19/18
Updated: 06/21/18

Wednesday’s letters: Charters and traditional public schools each have their place

Public school as public good | Letter, June 17Both kinds of schools can workAs a mother and grandmother of children raised in both traditional public and charter schools in Pinellas County (and a 25-year supporting-services employee for public sc...
Published: 06/18/18
Updated: 06/20/18

Tuesday’s letters: Keep programs that fight AIDS

For author Biden, it’s a father’s gift | June 6Keep programs that fight AIDSAfter former Vice President Joe Biden’s recent visit to St. Petersburg, I noticed an article that he co-wrote with former Sen. Bill Frist. It reminded everyone about the ...
Published: 06/18/18
Updated: 06/19/18

Is anyone watching the money?Hernando County’s budget shortfall is ever changing going from $6 million to $11.5 million to $14 million to what is assumed a final number of $12.6 million. Who knows the budget shortfall could change again.Who’s watchi...
Published: 06/14/18
Updated: 06/18/18

Re: County OKs solar zones | June 8Plea ignored at solar plant hearingThe Pasco County Commission on June 5 voted to identify a utility-sized solar electric plant as a "special exception" use on agricultural-zoned land in Pasco County. What thi...
Published: 06/14/18
Updated: 06/18/18

Monday’s letters: Skip those plastic bags and save the environment

To save our seas, overcome congressional apathy | Column, June 16Do your part and skip plastic bagsEvery day we read about the shame of our landfills and oceans filling up with plastic bags, yet most people don’t care. My wife and I always carry ...
Published: 06/14/18
Updated: 06/18/18

White House defends splitting up families as ‘biblical’ | June 15The suffering of the childrenI am a mother and attorney with more than 20 years of practice living in Tampa. For the past three years, I worked as a magistrate in a Unified Family C...
Published: 06/14/18
Updated: 06/15/18

Saturday’s letters: Community-based care requires community involvement

Fix foster care, and do it quickly | Editorial, June 15Involve the community itselfWhile the detailed article about the scathing state review of Hillsborough County’s foster care problems touched on leadership, a critical point was not addressed....
Published: 06/14/18
Updated: 06/15/18