<b>Time for Wysocky to go</b>
EDITOR: Why is it so difficult for Santa Rosa City Councilman Gary Wysocky to understand what against the law means ("Council fracas over contract talks," Tuesday)? Do citizens and city employees want a council member who can't comprehend what the city attorney communicates to him? If I had to be told over and over again as many times as Wysocky has, I would have been fired.
This is not the first time this sort of nonsense has occurred. I remember a couple of years ago Wysocky had to be told over and over again that pension spiking did not occur in the city of Santa Rosa's workforce, yet he insisted it did.
Wysocky's lack of understanding is a detriment to the city of Santa Rosa's well-being. He is in over his head. It's time for him to go.
<b>Have times changed?</b>
EDITOR: My mother used to say to my brother and me, "Never run for the bus." She forbade my brothers from playing with their toy soldiers and toy guns in the front yard. They could only play out back. When I asked her why, she said what she always said, "Because I said so."
When I got older (13), I pressed her on the subject. With clenched teeth she finally said, "I don't want any of my children shot by the police because they were running from a liquor store robbery or brandishing a weapon."
"That's ridiculous," I told her. "We would never rob a store, and we don't have real guns."