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Letters

  • Recall organizers need to reconsider

    We do not understand the reasons behind the movement toward recalling Mayor Alfonso Ortiz. This is a very costly process for the city of Las Vegas, and ultimately we the taxpayers will pay the price for an unnecessary action. There is no evidence Mayor Ortiz has done anything illegal or corrupt.

  • Fear-mongers are wrong on fracking

    Just like with fracking, some years ago there was a similar hue and cry about the Forest Service’s thinning of the upper Gallinas Watershed. Then, like now with oil and gas development, the fear-mongers will be proven wrong.

  • Luna board should request state audit

    It is time for a Luna Community College state audit. After noting problems that have been brought to light by the Luna Community College board in  recent years, I feel it is important for the newly elected board to clear the air publicly and ask the state for an audit of all tax funded programs.

    If money for certain programs has been misused then those at the helm must be held accountable, starting at the top. The losers if mismanagement is proven to have taken place is not only the taxpayer but more importantly the students who attend LCC.

  • War killings just as appalling

    I am saddened by the bombing in Boston. I am sorry that three people died and many were injured.

    Now, what about the innocent people around the world who are being slaughtered in the name of war? We need to be just as appalled by these deaths. Men, women and children have died in the hundreds of thousands.

    When will we wake up and see that we are all one? We are all human beings.

    Carole Silon
    Las Vegas
     

  • Oil company haters should reject funds

    On the front page of the April 8-9 edition of the Optic there was a good story on the wildlife study that Highlands will be able to conduct as a result of a generous research grant. However, I noted that the grant was from one of those mean old capitalist oil companies. Now what?

  • Saddened by personal attack

    I was deeply saddened with the ignorance and lack of awareness displayed by Mayor (Alfonso) Ortiz and Las Vegas City Attorney David Romero in their efforts to attack me personally on the issue concerning my signature on the notice of intent to recall.

    My life has always been an open book. I don’t ask anyone to worship me, nor have I ever claimed to be a saint. I paid my dues to society, and I am not ashamed of my conviction. I was a political prisoner of war.

  • Postpone recall effort

    I read the story concerning the effort to recall Mayor Ortiz and wish to express my concern.

    While I am no great fan of the mayor, the recall process is a very serious step which should be reserved for removing a person guilty of illegal acts. It is very expensive when the city cannot afford the cost. It is disruptive to the city administration and the city as a whole taking time away from other important matters.

  • City dangerous for pedestrians

    I would like to bring attention to the extraordinarily dangerous situation concerning pedestrians and bicyclists in our town. As a pedestrian who walks nearly every day, and a bicyclist who is frankly too afraid to ride anymore, I can honestly say we take our lives in our own hands.

    That the city has so negligently let the crosswalk markings become so faded is inexcusable. If funding is available for large raises for administrators, it seems the city should easily afford a little white wash for the streets.

  • Obama should curtail expenses

    In the Thumbs section of the 29 March edition of the Optic comment was made about the possible loss of funding for the Mora-Colfax Head Start program. Rather than demonizing “our elected officials,” I suggest each voter attempt to write and contact President Obama and Vice President Biden to curtail just a portion of their vacation and travel expenses.

  • Family thankful for support

    Aleandra Sanchez’s family from Villanueva would like to thank family, friends and community for the tremendous support during this devastating death. We will never be the same and will live with an empty heart, but we are not alone.

    Elaina Sanchez
    Las Vegas