Letters to the Editor for March 9, 2013


Published: Saturday, March 9, 2013 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Thursday, March 7, 2013 at 11:00 p.m.

Just asking

Reading about the crosswalk violations raised this question: What about the many ambulators who pay no heed when crossing against the no-walk indicators at the traffic lights? Drivers very often must wait for those who walk when they are not supposed to do so. Will those people be cited in the future? Just asking.

J.A. Hauner,

Gainesville

In the wrong

Now, let me get this straight: When a pedestrian is in a crosswalk, I am supposed to stop my vehicle and allow them to continue crossing the street. Now, if a pedestrian is crossing the street but not in a marked crossing area, should I speed up to not be in their way, shout at them and shoot them a bird, or curse them for not following the law? Or should I stop, allow them to cross in front of me and control the traffic flow? Oh, I bet that's what I am suppose to do even though they are in the wrong.

Walter Starr,

Gainesville

Out of touch

Have you noticed that every time there is a government financial standoff, the people who lose are the poor, elderly, ill and children? Lawmakers aren't going to take an issue seriously unless it affects them. If this doesn't show just how out of touch these gravy-train riders are, then nothing ever will.

Sylvia Hollifield,

Gainesville

Almost broke

A recent story was run about Secretary of State John Kerry releasing millions in aid to Egypt. What are our officials thinking when our own government is almost broke? How do they sleep at night?

That just shows me how ignorant our Congress really is and how much lawmakers don't care about us. How would they like it if we all quit paying our taxes because we're giving our money to people that don't know how to budget it?

Rod Heathman,

Gainesville

Questionable decisions

In real-estate investment, a vacancy ratio is used to determine lost revenue and it also reduces the capitalization rate on an investment. Based upon the vacancy ratios for the second floor of the CVS pharmacy along with the shops at the Continuum and University Corners, we should possibly question the business decisions being made by our commissioners. Keeping all of that in mind, the biomass plant has to be a sound investment decision if their plan is to increase vacancy ratios and lower the cap rates for our community.

Terry Martin-Back,

Gainesville

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