Tuesday's Letters to the Editor

<b>Ag and water</b>

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?


Santa Rosa

<b>Standing with SAY</b>

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.

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