Tuesday, March 20, 2018
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


Pasco Letters to the Editor for March 23

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Published: 03/19/18

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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

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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

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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