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Saturday's Letters to the Editor

Diversity lacking

EDITOR: Every year since 2005, the Santa Rosa city manager's office has published a boards and commissions diversity report. It doesn't take a math major to figure out that our city's board and commission members have never been more than 1.8 percent non-white.

Without people of color on City Council, there will never be true representation for three-quarters of our city's geography and 30 percent of our city's residents. Three City Council applicants — Caroline Ba?elos, Curtis Byrd and David Rosas — would have changed that percentage dramatically. They don't need to "outreach" as the inclusion council suggests. They are already familiar with people of color in our community who are qualified for the various boards and commissions.

JUDY KENNEDY

Santa Rosa

Droning on about drones

<MC>EDITOR: What's the difference between the commander-in-chief determining the target of a drone attack vs. the commander-in-chief determining the target of an attack by Navy Seals? Or the targets that ground troops are ordered to engage in combat? Kill lists are kill lists no matter whether they are from, drones or combat soldiers.

[LETTERS_NAME]MIKE VANDEVEER

Sebastopol

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