Smaller lots; North Jetty stewardship; next generation of terrorists — Letters to the Editor for 9-11-19


Smaller than normal lots another option

Will the City of Florence consider zero-lot-line homes on smaller than normal lots?

These could be used for smaller, less expensive “starter homes,” with less house to clean and less lot to maintain. It could provide more affordable housing opportunities for those who need that option.

—Paul Floto

Florence

Initially skeptical of North Jetty stewardship

I am very appreciative of the hard work the Lane County Park rangers are providing in the North Jetty area. As a daily beach walker, I see firsthand the efforts that are being made by Dan Anderson and his team of rangers. So far, I have seen daily inspections of the parking area (and rangers picking up trash), improvements in the pothole situation of the lot itself, and the removal of large tracts of Scotch Broom.

Trash receptacles have been installed in the parking lot, which facilitates myself and other walkers being able to remove trash from the beach without having to take it home to dispose of (some of which I would really rather not have in my car!)

Yesterday I observed a ranger removing a dead and decaying sea lion to a more remote location and burying it so that beachgoers (lots of children on the beach lately) would not be subjected to the possible spread of disease.

Initially skeptical of the change in North Jetty stewardship, I could not be more impressed. Five stars to Ranger Anderson and his crew.

—Cris Reep

Florence

Raising next generation of terrorists

What more efficient way to breed the next generation of fanatical terrorists devoted to harming this country than to separate children from their families and keep them in cages?

As you sow, so shall you reap.

God help us.

—Edward Gunderson

Florence

Had enough TDS

I agree with Ian Eales’ response to the Preislers letter “Have you had enough?” (Sept. 4).

Well, I have had enough. Enough of “Trump Derangement Syndrome” (TDS). If it’s not a Russian conspiracy theory or obstruction of justice, then it’s racism and sharpie-gate — all foisted upon the public with the help of the mainstream media’s wild, ignorant claims with little or no proof.

I’ve always tried to believe in the words of Thomas Jefferson: “I never considered a difference of opinion in politics, in religion, in philosophy, as cause’ for withdrawing from a friend.” You may have seen these words before; they are written at the top of each “Opinion” page of this very newspaper. As an independent voter, I investigate all sides, but the rampant TDS that fills our lives today can make Jefferson’s words nearly impossible to complete.

Jefferson’s words also bring to mind another proverb from the past: “There are none so blind as those that will not see. The most deluded people are those who choose to ignore what they already know.” Or, the biblical verse Jeremiah 5:21: “Hear this now, O foolish people, and without understanding; which have eyes, and see not; which have ears, and hear not.”

—Michael J. Davis

Florence

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