Letters to the Editor: L.A. County voters made a big mistake passing Measure A
On the 10th anniversary of Measure A, it is hard to find a person who does not agree that the measure was a mistake.
The measure, which was on the ballot in 2000, would have raised taxes on businesses for two years from the end of July 2005 to the end of June 2009. This year, voters adopted a competing measure which did not raise taxes.
The most important election in America is the vote on Tuesday. It is the most important election of all, and every vote counts.
I hope you will consider voting on Measure A in 2008, because people make mistakes and voters can learn from them.
I urge you to vote for Measure A in 2008 and to take action against Measure A in 2009 if it is still on the ballot.
This is the year to vote.
Pamela S. Roesch
I don’t know if they’ll ever have anything as good as a real city park
I hate walking through the neighborhoods on the Westside of Los Angeles. The homes are awful, the businesses are awful, and the parks are awful. Even when a neighborhood was established for people of means, the residents were forced to live in cars.
There was a time when I could walk to the Westside from my house in Pacific Palisades. These days, a friend takes me there when I want to walk. I don’t have to walk far. The sidewalks are beautiful and the view is spectacular. I don’t mind it so much because there are so many people.
The beauty of the Westside is the people. The people are so nice that they are willing to give up a lot to live there. They live so close to the beach that they don’t have to ever go there. They live so close to the mountains they don’t have to go to the mountains to get their exercise.
L.A. needs to build some kind of park like this. They could even call it a park.
Robert D. Johnson
The most powerful people on earth should listen to one
How could one person on earth be more powerful than God?
I ask this question because it is time for the most powerful person on earth to listen to one