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Tuesday's Letters to the Editor

Ag and water

EDITOR: Turn off that tap. I am glad to conserve. Everyone should be conscious of their water use. What is agriculture doing about water conservation?

Statewide, ag uses more than 80 percent of all available water. An opportunity for greater conservation of water lies with agricultural use. This is true for the Russian River as our water source.

Again, what is ag doing in terms of conservation?

ALAN LEVINE

Santa Rosa

Standing with SAY

EDITOR: Many children have the benefit of a home with caring parents and siblings. Some do not. Young adults who have not had the benefit of a secure, caring environment deserve the opportunity to mature, to hone their ability to work collaboratively with others and to gain job skills that will allow them to become productive members of the community. As these young adults mature, they need positive role models and our assistance to make good decisions.

After careful review and discussion by our advocacy committee and board, the League of Women Voters of Sonoma County urges the Santa Rosa Planning Commission to approve the Social Advocates for Youth proposal to develop a center for children, teens, youth and young adults at the former Warrack Hospital.

It is a wonderful facility that can be developed to provide housing for young adults turned out of foster care.

JUANITA ROLAND

and LYNDA HUNGERFORD

Co-presidents, League of Women Voters of Sonoma County

Trail closed

EDITOR: As a Healdsburg resident and long-time regular hiker of the ridge, I would like to thank Staff Writer Clark Mason for his fair and even coverage of the issues (“Scenic trail off limits,” Saturday). The hikers whom I meet on the trail have a communal interest in protecting the beauty of this area for the citizens of Healdsburg. Surely a solution can be found that is a win-win for all parties involved.

SUSAN SHAW

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