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Letters

  • Apologizes for statement

    I wish to sincerely apologize to the readers of the Optic for a recent statement I made that  could easily be misinterpreted.  My unfortunate remarks were not meant to insult the people of Las Vegas in any way.   

    Since returning to Las Vegas my wife and I have met so many wonderful people who have made us feel a part of this community. This is why I felt compelled to run for City Council.  Let’s make Las Vegas a better place to live.

    Again, I offer my sincere apology to all.

  • Mayor takes credit for too much

    Our form of city government — mayor and four city councilors is, supposedly, a team effort to complement the voters and tax-payers of our community.

    Many times this three-legged stool collapses due to the rejection of constituents’/taxpayers’ input.

    Our mayor, Alfonso Ortiz, never tires of taking all the credit for any and all accomplishments. Even “accomplishments” that have not been completed, such as the “beautification” of Grand Avenue, and the Moreno Street Water Reclamation Project, which is still a mud puddle.

  • Former candidates make endorsement

    For this municipal election, we as mayoral candidates, had a unique opportunity to see deep inside the workings and critical issues facing city government. As such, we feel a responsibility to our community to give our recommendations as to the best outcome of this runoff election, in forming what we view is the strongest ruling body.

  • For Herrera, Gurule-Giron

    Since moving back to our hometown, Las Vegas, we lived in Denver for 20 years and previously lived in Santa Fe and Albuquerque, we are very disappointed with the political morass so prevalent here. A good analogy is: There is only one bone in the street so all the perrada (dogs) jump in for it.

  • Ortiz the clear choice for mayor

    For me there is no question about who the next mayor of Las Vegas should be. Mayor Alfonso Ortiz has earned my vote in Tuesday’s runoff election. He has provided confident and strong leadership during a period when our city government has needed to take a more proactive stance on a number of social, environmental and economic issues facing our community.

    My confidence in Mayor Ortiz leads me to believe that four years from now our community will have been well served by his presence and leadership.

    Patrick Alarid
    Las Vegas
     

  • Vote and re-elect the mayor

    We would like to express our support for the re-election of Mayor Alfonso E. Ortiz Jr. in the upcoming runoff election on April 17. We encourage the citizens of Las Vegas to take the time to vote!

    We feel Mayor Ortiz has a genuine love and dedication for our community and will continue to represent us well! With Mayor Ortiz we can count on continued progress for our community.

    Please join us in re-electing Mayor Alfonso E. Ortiz Jr. in this upcoming important election.

    Phil and Dolores Hayden
    Las Vegas
     

  • City in bad spot with new law

    The people of Las Vegas now have a clear choice in the city election coming up. Do they want someone who rushes into passing a law that has not been fully thought through or someone who says not so fast.

  • Support for Joe McCaffrey

    I want to express my support for my friend and neighbor, Joe McCaffrey, candidate for Las Vegas City Council for Ward 3 in the April 17 runoff.

    Joe has very strong ties to New Mexico and to Las Vegas. He graduated from St. Mary’s High School in Albuquerque, a friend and classmate of Coach Henry O. Sanchez, our beloved late mayor. He received both a BS and MS degree from Highlands University. His wife of 52 years, Martha, is also a Highlands graduate.

  • On taxes, making people ‘poorer’

    Mr. Henry Lujan’s letter of April 2 is interesting. Would you ask him what amount of taxes he would consider fair for others to pay? Would you also ask him for information as to who exactly wants the freedom to make anyone “poorer.” I have known and still know many Republicans and have never heard any of them plotting to make Mr. Lujan or anyone else “poorer.”

  • Tethering affects dogs’ behavior

    I grew up in Las Vegas. My family has been in Las Vegas for generations and I support anti-tethering legislation. I work alongside individuals to improve the quality of life for companion animals. These individuals are from Las Vegas, as well as individuals who have moved here and consider Las Vegas their home.