Letters to the Editor

It’s OK to vote no on C

The Davis School District is once again asking for extra money for Davis schools. Once again, it’s OK to tell the district “no.” Davis schools are generally good, but other schools in the greater Sacramento area are as good, or better, without millions of dollars of extra taxes. The district has assumed for years that […]

February 14, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Help at Academic Decathlon

I have a confession to make. I am fortunate to be an educated person, a proud admit to UC Berkeley, in fact. However, upon being asked to identify the U.S. vice president, I was left speechless. That moment was truly one of the most embarrassing in my life. I have shared this horrific story because […]

February 15, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Three reasons for voting no

I have carefully read about this Measure C apparently seeking to save our schools, not just to support them, judging from the long list of critical programs to be funded. For most readers, it is difficult to assess the need beyond sloganeering. I am voting no for at least three reasons: additional charges on our […]

February 12, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Support the right to choose

In this era of the battles between the elitest liberals and the conservative movement, together with the heat being taken by the president’s ruling regarding contraceptives and abortion, I find it necessary to stand alongside the right-to-lifers — on the day that women can get pregnant by themselves! In the meantime, I suggest that any […]

February 12, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Corporations are not people

Mitt Romney loves to say with unjustified arrogance that corporations are, of course, people. As if it couldn’t possibly be refuted any more than the fact that the Earth revolves around the sun or that Paris Hilton should never have been famous. Unfortunately for him, his tax situation being in the spotlight has highlighted an […]

February 15, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

This tax measure is flawed

I am writing about Measure C, the mail-in school tax ballot that arrived in my mailbox on Tuesday. I have followed this issue closely, and am torn between trusting the school board or the Measure C opponents. Having read all of the ballot arguments, it appears that the No on Measure C folks are being […]

February 12, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Please, come share your views

Take Back Our Democracy, a Davis-based group concerned with the dominance of corporate interests in government, will have a potluck from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday in the community room of Village Homes  at Portage Bay East, next to Osteria Fasulo,  just north of Russell Boulevard in West Davis. Follow the paper lanterns from the parking lot […]

February 12, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Put the pressure on Sacramento

As a senior citizen who has resided in Davis for the past seven years, I intend to vote no on Measure C. No, I’m not hostile toward the public schools or children, and I don’t believe the fiction that the system wastes taxpayer dollars! I have proudly supported public education as a foundation of our […]

February 12, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Simply charge by the pound

We very much enjoyed your “Our View” discussing mass transit problems presented by the growing size of Americans (Jan. 26). My question is why has it not been suggested to simply calculate everyone’s fare based on total weight: the passenger, their luggage and carry-on(s)? We already have the scales in place at the check-in desk. […]

February 10, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

We support government reform

About three years ago, a group of community members in Yolo County banded together to address our shared concerns about the effectiveness of California’s state and local governance. We have conducted a series of forums and workshops involving several hundred residents of our region and featuring leading thinkers on governance reform. Our mission is to inform […]

February 10, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Don’t be misled by tactics

A special election to hold a single-subject election should never be called by any governmental entity unless there are legitimate circumstances that exist to justify its timing. This is because special irregularly scheduled single-subject elections generally do not attract as many voters as regularly scheduled elections do. They are an unnecessary waste of additional public […]

February 10, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Everyone must sacrifice

While I absolutely want to see our schools get funded and our students to get the best education they deserve, I am completely torn about Measure C. I was a school board member in my old hometown and dealt with the same issues the schools in Davis are dealing with today and have been for […]

February 10, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Unemployed and marginalized

On Page A6 Wednesday, The Enterprise has an article titled “Jobless Rate Falling.” This article gave me hope after being unemployed for more than a year. I turned to the want ads and found 12 jobs. One asks if you have an extra bedroom in your home for a developmentally disabled adult. One is for […]

February 10, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

We vote yes, with gratitude

As we carefully inked in the entire box marked YES for Measure C on both of our vote-by-mail ballots, we reflected on what Davis schools have meant to us. We arrived in Davis 25 years ago just in time for our oldest child to enter first grade. As the years passed, both children thrived in […]

February 10, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

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