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