Letters to the editor May 3
Time for new candidates to
get into the mix
This is an open letter to Jill Derby and Sharron Angle.
Ladies, we know you would like to go to Washington, D.C., in any political position that is open.
However, it is time you realize that the people of Nevada have no desire to elect a perpetual candidate to office. Both of you have tried, and both times, you were defeated.
I know you have a lot of reasons you lost the election, but ladies, it is time you realize you are not what we want or need to represent the citizens of Nevada.
Drivers need to slow near crosswalks
In regards to the crosswalk sting article and the “Scam, not sting” letter to the editor you received, I must write.
On Wednesday, April 27 was Nevada Moves Day for the Carson City School District. I am a teacher at Mark Twain Elementary and our school had a walking school bus this year that picked up students at their normal stops and walked with them to school instead of riding the school bus.
I was in charge of a stop at Hot Springs Road and Crestview. I began helping children from the ages of 6-10 cross Hot Springs Road at 7:20 a.m. and ended at 8:05 a.m. I was appalled at the number of cars that zoomed past me while standing in the crosswalk in the street – 26 cars drove through the crosswalk while either I or the children were trying to cross.
I asked a first-grader if this happens every morning, and he told me that his mother said the people in cars are busy and on their way to work, so just wait for them. Our students should not have to wait for anyone.
I hope that the Nevada Highway Patrol, Carson City Sheriff’s Office and others take notice and perform a sting along the three stops on Hot Springs Road. There is no crossing guard at these three stops, so I implore the public to take notice of our children trying to cross this, and the many other, busy roads safely.
Let voters decide fate of City Center Project
Whoopee! The good citizens of Carson City appear to have great advantages coming to them from the City Center Project:
• They have a mysterious out-of-town manager of a local casino taking an interest in their well-being and expensive parking.
• They’re getting a larger library when such institutions are being eclipsed by the resources available on the Internet.
• They’re also getting more motel rooms and commercial space when local occupancy is 50 percent or less.
• On top of all this, they’re getting the chance to pay more taxes to foot all these improvements, during a long-term national and local economic downturn where most everyone is tightening their belts.
Yippee! How can a group of folks be so lucky? There apparently is one member of the Board of Supervisors without a private agenda who is trying to turn a spotlight on this but nobody on the board is listening to him.
Seriously, though, with only the tip of the iceberg showing, this one smells all the way to Stagecoach – shades of Bell, Calif., and the Tea Party, sources of taxpayer outrage.
At the very least, the good citizens should have this on a ballot and be able to express their opinion. How likely is it that all the folks in this region are struck so mute that they can’t make their way to the supervisors’ meetings, held first and third Thursdays at 8:30 a.m., to verbalize this?