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Friday’s Letters to the Editor

Other reasons?

EDITOR: I suspect about the only reason that our tax-hungry Sonoma County supervisors would take their tax increase off the table was that polls were showing it wouldn’t pass. (“Sonoma County postpones roads tax plan,” Wednesday)

Maybe voters are getting tired of constant tax hikes to fund lavish early retirement for public employees. After all, California already has the highest state income tax and sales tax in the nation.

Yet despite that, our school districts, cities and county never have enough money. How can that be?


Santa Rosa


A better direction

EDITOR: In reference to the Wednesday article “Mandatory restrictions on SR water use,” I was shocked by the threatening comments and tone from city officials that included “ultimately, we could turn their water off.”

I believe that most reasonable citizens of Sonoma County understand our community is suffering through a drought and will continue to make their best efforts to conserve water (as indicated by the 16 percent drop in water use compared to the prior year). Does this require the city to subject residents to “a progressive enforcement program that will begin with a note from a city utility worker …that will be followed up a letter and repeat visits and, if necessary, restricting or cutting off customers’ water?”

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