Tuesday, March 20, 2018
Letters To The Editor

Letters: Make boaters follow parking rules at ramps

Make boaters park by the rules

On Aug. 30, I went to go boating before the Labor Day mad house. I tried to put in my boat at Nick's Park in Port Richey at 10 a.m. To our dismay two pickup trucks with trailers had taken two parking spots for their vehicles. There were no spots to park.

Port Richey, want to make some revenue? How about patrolling the park during the weekends and giving these people a nice ticket for their arrogance. There isn't enough docking/parking spaces as it is without selfish people hogging up two spaces.

Lois E. Robinson, New Port Richey

Now not time to increase gas tax

There is a hard drive to raise the gasoline tax five cents per gallon. Considering the economic situation, I think this is a horrid action.

Ralph H. Malick, Zephyrhills

Get details on election process

With the appointment of Mike Fasano as tax collector for Pasco County, House District 36 in western Pasco County is without representation in Tallahassee and early voting began Saturday for the Sept. 17 Republican primary. The special general election is Oct. 15.

To verifying your voting eligibility and to order a vote-by-mail ballot visit pascovotes.com or call us toll-free at 1-800-851-8754. In order to be counted, all vote-by-mail ballots are due back at the Supervisor of Elections' Office by 7 p.m. Sept. 17th for the primary and 7 p.m. Oct. 15 for the general.

Early voting , ending Saturday for the primary and running Oct. 5-12 for the general, is available at the West Pasco Government Center. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. On Election Day, the only voting option is at the polls at your assigned polling location.

Bring your photo and your signature ID when voting early or at the polls. For further questions or clarification, about this special election visit pascovotes.com/special2013.asp.

Brian Corley, Pasco supervisor of elections, New Port Richey


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

Friday’s letters: Put young people to work rebuilding infrastructure

Smart way to pay for infrastructure | March 13, commentaryMake rebuilding a youth project Raising gas taxes to pay for infrastructure may not be the best way to go. I suggest we re-invent the old WPA (Works Progress Administration) and draft high...
Published: 03/13/18
Updated: 03/15/18

Thursday’s letters: An alternative for giving: Breadcoin

Panhandling paradox | March 11Innovation in giving: BreadcoinPanhandling is destructive to the donor, panhandler and our community — a guilt trip that erodes personal dignity, respect and self-worth, making the recipient more beholden and entitle...
Published: 03/13/18
Updated: 03/14/18
Wednesday’s letters: Daylight bill is bad for business

Wednesday’s letters: Daylight bill is bad for business

Daylight saving timeDaylight bill is bad for businessI encourage Gov. Rick Scott to veto the daylight saving time extension bill. It makes no sense. It puts Florida out of sync with the rest of the country. Commerce will be affected. The entire Easte...
Published: 03/13/18

Pasco Letter to the Editor for March 16

Re: Pasco to test roadside recycling | March 9 column Pasco County (and its residents) have financial incentives to recycle, but the participation rate is low. Clearly, Pasco County either needs to make recycling mandatory — by making residents r...
Published: 03/13/18
Tuesday’s letters: Billionaire’s personal agenda

Tuesday’s letters: Billionaire’s personal agenda

Billionaire targeting young voters | March 7Using youths in personal agendaIs anyone surprised that Tom Steyer is using his extreme wealth to support his personal agenda and the liberal agenda of the Democratic Party? His real motive, hidden in h...
Published: 03/12/18
Updated: 03/13/18