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Mayor, please answer our questions

Re: Council woman's agenda is hard to determine, July 18 letter

Editor: I do believe letter writer Jim Priest's arrows are misguided.

I have seen and read of the way council member Phyllis Grae votes. She is a swing voter. If the mayor is right, she votes that way. If the mayor is wrong, she votes against. To me that is being a good representative of Port Richey.

As for council member Grae's question, "Madam Mayor, whom are you protecting?" I, too, would like the answer. I stood before the City Council with a simple question. I wanted to know why the two gambling ships' owners do not clean up the filthy parking lot their patrons use. I was cut short. Yes, the mayor anticipated my question. Madam Mayor, whom are you protecting?

As for the building department fiasco, an investigation will go on. Why should William Sanders be investigated? He did not issue the certificates of occupancy for the faulty buildings or homes.

Ralph Zanello issued those certificates. Then why is this investigation called a witch hunt? I would like an answer to that question, too.

Michael Starr, Port Richey

Turn lanes endanger motorists

Editor: In reference to Pasco County roads with the highest death rate: If you closed those wide openings where cars make turns going north or south or straight across, you would reduce the death rate by at least 50 percent. If you must leave the openings, then make them so that you can only turn one way with one lane for each turn. It should not be a wide opening.

Another problem on the roads, after an accident occurs, is that glass is left in the road. Why is this not picked up and the road left clean? In the state where I came from, this was always done. The street was never left with this mess. Why is Florida always behind other states even when it comes to other safety rules?

Michael Ciccarelli, Spring Hill

Power switches reveal problem

Editor: When there is an interruption of electrical power, the digital clocks that do not have battery backup become useless until each one is reset manually. It is understandable when these interruptions are caused by electrical storms. We are fortunate because of the modern technical advances that can restore power in a reasonable amount of time.

Our local supplier of power is often remiss because the procedure to routinely switch over from one power source to another is not being achieved efficiently. This writer experienced unnecessary interruptions several years ago until it was brought to the attention of the company by yours truly.

Apparently someone is being remiss again by not following the procedure, and it is happening as it did in the past. It is more than a coincidence that this happens about 9 to 9:15 a.m. Perhaps the proper person will look into this and take the necessary steps to regain the efficiency that has been lost.

Joseph E. Schoener, Port Richey

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