Not in the mail
Citizens policy? Check your mail. | Sept. 21
I find it interesting that Citizens Property Insurance Corp. had a problem with the postal service in its ongoing effort to dump customers. I received my customary email notification on May 28 for my policy renewal being mailed out. In the 37 years I’ve lived at my current residence I always received the renewal in a timely fashion. But on July 14 I realized I never received my renewal packet, and the policy was due to expire on July 18. I contacted my agent, which in the past has offered its own hurdles and rushed a payment by overnight mail so my policy would remain in force while the matter was settled. I finally received the renewal on July 20, postmarked July 19, one day after it would have expired. I’ve had auto insurance companies who wanted out of Florida lose my renewal payment and drop me for nonpayment, so nothing Citizens does really surprises me anymore. I wonder how many other Citizens’ customers have had similar problems.
Brian Walkowiak, St. Petersburg
Housing for older folks
The Historic Gas Plant Redevelopment Plan is ambitious. However, I see a serious fault. People 65 and over constitute more than 20% of St. Petersburg’s population. This segment of the population is going to grow faster than any other, including kids. That needs to be taken into account in the plan. However, I note that out of 6,000 planned units, a whopping 100 are reserved for seniors. Low-income housing for seniors must become a priority for St. Petersburg.
Susan Chassee, St. Petersburg
Zelenskyy’s dress code
House sets hearing; Senate ditches dress code | Sept. 20
So right before the federal government runs out of cash, our Republican-run House wants to start a pretty much dead-end investigation into President Joe Biden’s nonexistent corrupt transactions. Along with that, the Senate Republicans are upset about not having to wear a suit to work, rather than dressing casually and being more comfortable. Maybe they should take a hint from Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy. In any case, if they could just get something positive done for us, we could all tie one on.
David Lubin, Tampa
None of the above
The 2024 presidential election
I predict that neither Donald Trump nor Joe Biden will be the nominees for their party in 2024.
John J. Tischner III, Dunedin