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Wednesday’s Letters to the Editor

Contradictory county

EDITOR: Two articles in Thursday’s paper show how our county government, on one hand, wants to put more controls and regulations on property owners to “protect” our creeks and watersheds (“Stream protection rules debated”), yet when it comes to county operations at the landfill, the county will allow it pollute Stemple Creek, which feeds on out to Bodega Bay, with millions of gallons of foul looking and smelling runoff (“Landfill neighbors sue”). This has been going for many years, and the county seems OK with it continuing with no long-term solution that adequately protects our watersheds. Once again, the supervisors seem willing to kick this can down the road.

DAVID SPROUL

Petaluma

Move on

EDITOR: So let me understand, those who represent the “heart of the people,” according to Supervisor Shirlee Zane and Francisco H. Vazquez, are those citizens who have the time, means and proclivity to carry signs and cause tension outside the Sheriff’s Office (“Return of deputy was ‘slap in face,’ ” Close to Home, Aug. 22). I think not. The decision to allow Deputy Erick Gelhaus to return to work has been legally determined. Move on. Gelhaus will have to live with that instantaneous fatal decision for the rest of his life.

MICHELE TAYLOR

Santa Rosa

Dangerous eyesores

EDITOR: I totally agree with Michael Burwen (“Roundabout roulette,” Letters, Wednesday) and his plea to the city of Healdsburg to not install a roundabout. Roundabouts serve as nothing more than instruments of traffic disruption. At most, one out of 100 drivers knows what a yield sign is for, let alone obeys it.


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