Solving a crime
EDITOR: I am asking for help solving the tragic hit-and-run accident that killed my son, Kody Williams, on Feb. 19, 2009 on Citrus Fair Drive in Cloverdale.
My family has had a challenging 17 months with grief since his death. We believe that someone knows something and has yet to come forward. Our concern is that the driver, having avoided any consequence, could harm another individual, thinking he or she can get away with it. We would not want another family to have to deal with what we have, and that's why we are asking anyone with information that might help solve the case to come forward.
We would like to sincerely thank the people who have spoken up with information. I realize the great strength it can take to do the right thing in life.
We all miss Kody so much, and we know he would want us to keep the faith that this case will be closed. As a mother, it is the worst thing in the world to have to deal with -- not only the loss of your child but also knowing this individual is still roaming the streets. Please help find Kody's killer.
Forward any information to Mike Campbell of the Cloverdale Police Department.
EDITOR: I am a member of several of the "elite extreme environmental groups" that Carly Fiorina berates Sen. Barbara Boxer for supporting ("Boxer, Fiorina come out swinging," Sept. 2).
The most extreme environmental group has stopped oil drilling from Bodega Head to Monterey. This elite extreme environmental group is your federal government in the guise of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. You know, the people who bring you the weather forecast; the people who oversee our coast in the form of our national marine sanctuaries. This is who Fiorina is against.
The choice is simple. Boxer is against oil in the water and on our beaches. Fiorina is for oil in our water and on our beaches.
Time for change
EDITOR: The past 12 years have been devastating for Petaluma. Those who we have entrusted with our well-being and progress have let us down.
I read political signs saying "Proven Leadership." As a retired U.S. Army officer, I know what leadership is all about, and I haven't seen it lately. Those who call themselves leaders have held back this community, and if they had their way we would be riding around in covered wagons and stagecoaches. No, this is not a tourist town. We have bars, banks and antique stores and little or nothing more.
Cannabis tax workshop
Sonoma County officials will discuss the county’s proposed cannabis business tax and Santa Rosa officials will report on the development of a city tax at a community workshop from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Glaser Center, 547 Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa.
The county tax is set for a vote in a special election March 7, while Santa Rosa is preparing a tax measure that will be voted on in June.