Sunday's Letters to the Editor

A national vote

EDITOR: We the people have little representation nationally because the national focus seems to be on special interests and deep pockets. I would propose a constitutional amendment that would call for a confidence vote every June. If 60 percent vote no confidence, then every elected official at the federal level, including the president, would face re-election the following November. I doubt that the November election would ever happen because the national focus would again shift to the voters.


Hidden Valley Lake

Where's the water?

EDITOR: In just the past few days, there have been articles about Bell Village, "the largest mixed use project ever proposed in Windsor," with 77-units, a mix of townhouses and apartments; a proposal for 40 single-family homes in Windsor; and a 100-unit proposal in Fetters Hot Springs.

In Santa Rosa, meanwhile, we read about more endless discussion about reunifying Old Courthouse Square (that's a whole other letter) and the planned 25-foot-tall by 85-foot-long water wall.

On Dec. 16, the North Bay Business Journal reported that City Ventures, a Newport Beach-based residential real estate developer, purchased 95 acres in Sonoma County to build single-family homes.

We are being asked to conserve water. How can any of these projects be approved without finding new sources of water for them? Why isn't there a moratorium on building anything while we're in the worst drought in California history?


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