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Monday's Letters to the Editor

A drought buster?

EDITOR: Why is there no discussion of cloud seeding to increase either the Sierra snowpack or our local rainfall? It has been tried in the past and evidently has little or no environmental damage.

MAURICE BLAUG

Healdsburg

Pension board appointee

EDITOR: The labor groups that objected to the appointment of a member of the Sonoma County Taxpayers’ Association to a County pension board reveal their truly radical position (“Pension board pick draws criticism,” Wednesday).

Who has a more legitimate interest in how things are run in government than the taxpayers who pay for it all? To many it seems we have moved too far from Lincoln’s government of, by and for the people to what the public employee unions would have, which is government of, by and for the employees.

JACK ATKIN

President, Sonoma County Taxpayers Association

Good Samaritan

EDITOR: I would like to thank David Winslow for rescuing me during the recent rain storm. My vehicle broke down on Petaluma Boulevard near Stony Point Road, and that is a terrible intersection at any time. He is the only person who cared enough to take the time out of his rainy Friday night to help out a complete stranger — unlike the Petaluma police and Sonoma County sheriff's cars that just drove by.

RICHENA F. JOHNSON

Petaluma

Electricity forum

EDITOR: Beginning May 1, Sonoma Clean Power will offer to supply electricity to 14,000 business customers and 6,000 residential customers in target areas of unincorporated Sonoma County and in the cities of Cotati, Santa Rosa, Sebastopol, Sonoma and Windsor.

The remaining 200,000-plus potential residential, commercial and agricultural customers will be provided with the same choice over the next two years.

To help address county consumers' approaching choices, an electricity forum, featuring energy principals Tom Bottorff, PG&E's senior vice president for regulatory affairs, and Geof Syphers, the CEO of Sonoma Clean Power, will be held at Congregation Shomrei Torah, 2600 Bennett Valley Road, in Santa Rosa on at 7 p.m. March 4. Joe Como, the director of the office of ratepayer advocates at the California Public Utilities Commission, will moderate the discussion.

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