West River plan
Don't overpay for property on river
What a great idea to relocate the city water and wastewater from Rome Avenue and allow more residents to enjoy the riverfront! I'm shocked, however, by the greed of Ronald and Kristie Horton of Tampa Bay Holdings. Don't they realize that they and their fellow tax payers will foot the $400,000 they want above the appraised value of their property? I'm also disappointed in Mayor Bob Buckhorn for proposing that we taxpayers pick up this cost. What about a compromise? What about offering the Hortons 10 percent more than the appraised value plus one of the apartments in the future housing development?
Elizabeth Corwin, Tampa
No bailout for S Howard bars
SoHo Party Bars made City Council duck and run to stop that unneighborly and unlawful loud noise made by them. What takes the cake, the drunkard purveyors are turning our noise problem, caused by them, into their parking problem. SoHo bars want a taxpayer parking lot bailout. Despite waivers these businesses sought and got from City Council. We are not going to bailout the party bars.
We are not Ybor or Channelside. We are a nice, once quiet, and highly taxed neighborhood that City Council and the carpet baggers are trying to profit off of and destroy.
We're watching the next election too. And, if you are anything other than a complete supporter of our nice, once quiet, neighborhood, we will vote you out of SoHo and off council in a South Tampa minute.
Gene Wells, Tampa
TGH kidney team hits 40 | June 22
Transplant gave wife a good life
I read with great interest your article on Tampa General Hospital and their 40-year history of performing kidney transplants. My late wife, Jeanie Barszcz, received her kidney in 1982 and had it until she died in 2000. The irony is that it was a brown recluse spider bite that brought her down. We were married in 1985 and she told me that the kidney transplant gave her back her life. God bless TGH and their transplant teams!
Brandon B. Barszcz, Valrico