Sunday, December 17, 2017
Letters To The Editor

Time to approve Wiregrass sports complex

Time to approve sports complex

The time is now, not later, to approve the sports complex presented to the Board of Pasco County Commissioners and staff. The complex will be constructed on the Wiregrass property, in Wesley Chapel.

The Porter family and its organization have done an outstanding job in the designing and engineering of this project. Pasco County and specifically, Wesley Chapel will economically benefit from this project, both during the construction phase, with an increasing number of jobs and later at the completion phase, when people will be spending their time and money at area businesses.

Pasco County will generate both tourist tax dollars and sales tax revenue, therefore, it's hard for me to understand the continued road blocks by our local officials and its staff.

The commissioners need to give the green light to staff. Please, let's not have another tennis stadium debacle that occurred with the Saddlebrook organization.

We all know that we have the hotels, hospitals, shopping malls, and most importantly, the friendly and responsive people of Pasco County, so let's no longer delay this sports complex project.

Peter Hanzel, Wesley Chapel

Consolidate elections and watch turnout soar April 19 C.T. Bowen column

Maybe city wants low voter turnout

I believe we keep municipal elections in Dade City in April to guarantee a low turnout. Not even one in five voters are convinced it's worth voting in April even though we compare well with the other municipalities which get one in 20.

Actually the state legislators should make another law like they are so good at doing (making laws one after another). Make the law that says municipalities can remain municipalities only if they have a minimum of 20 percent turnout for city office elections.

Kathy Lambert, Dade City


Monday’s letters: Tax plan bad for the country

Trump, GOP make good on tax cuts Dec. 14Tax plan is bad for the countryUnless senators such as Susan Collins, R-Maine, and our own Marco Rubio develop some backbone, the Republican tax bill could well pass.The bill would inflict harm on the people wh...
Published: 12/15/17
Sunday’s letters: Rule of law at stake in Mueller inquiry

Sunday’s letters: Rule of law at stake in Mueller inquiry

Justice official parries attacks | Dec. 14Rule of law at stake in inquiryConservative media outlets and a number of Republicans in both chambers of Congress have launched an all-out assault on special counsel Robert Mueller and his team in an eff...
Published: 12/14/17
Updated: 12/15/17

Saturday’s letters: Project silent on rising sea levels

Published: 12/13/17
Updated: 12/15/17

Friday’s letters: Put yourself in a business owner’s shoes

GOP plan favors owners | Dec. 11Perils of small business ownersI wonder if the author of this article has even a clue about owning a business. Businessmen — especially small business owners — risk it all. They risk their savings, their car, their...
Published: 12/13/17
Updated: 12/14/17

Thursday’s letters: Trump’s values hardly admirable

Finally, a president who cares | Dec. 13, letterTrump’s values hardly admirableThe letter writer is happy to have someone in the White House who "truly cares about our country’s business" and is "unafraid … of mentioning God and religious values....
Published: 12/13/17

Wednesday’s letters: Proposal would restore Florida Forever funding

Florida ForeverPlan boosts land protectionMost of us thought funding for land conservation in Florida would be restored when we voted the Water and Land Conservation Amendment (Amendment 1) into law in 2014. It passed easily, with 75 percent of voter...
Published: 12/11/17
Updated: 12/12/17

Tuesday’s letters: Writer should look to his own mistakes

Is anyone ever wrong anymore? | Dec. 8Writer should look to own errorsIn Mitch Daniels’ article about people who have been wrong, he finishes with the statement that our lives would be greatly improved with more people saying, "I was wrong."He mi...
Published: 12/08/17
Updated: 12/11/17

Monday’s letters: Don’t drill in Arctic refuge

Arctic National Wildlife RefugeStop plan to drill for oil in refugeOur nation faces yet another effort to open up the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge reserve to oil and gas drilling. Drilling in the Arctic simply doesn’t make sound financial sense. W...
Published: 12/08/17

Sunday’s letters: Tax bill puts U.S. on right course

The GOP’s regressive tax plans | Dec. 5, editorialTax bill puts U.S. on right courseThe Times is already crying wolf over the new tax cuts, claiming that the new laws "could" result an increase in the national debt of $1.5 trillion over the next ...
Published: 12/07/17

Pasco letters to the editor for Dec. 15

Re: Helping Others Fulfills our purpose here on Earth | Nov. 17 guest columnThe good doctor acknowledges a CreatorThank you for publishing Dr. Rao Musunuru’s guest column. As Congressman Gus Bilirakis said in the Congressional Record, this good d...
Published: 12/06/17
Updated: 12/13/17