Stop the ranting
To the editor: Congressman Bob Latta is ranting and raving about the emission restrictions proposed by President Obama, who is trying to get some control on carbon regulations at power plants.
Mr. Latta said he is worried about the loss of thousands of energy and manufacturing jobs and higher energy cost for the consumers. Where did he get his facts?
New climate policy rules for power plants won’t be enough to save this planet, but it’s a start. They are by far the most important environmental initiative since the Clean Air Act.
We are sick and tired of him doing nothing for us in the 5th Congressional District. If Latta would spend less time degrading the president, we would have millions of jobs for the working class.
Consider health reform. Despite a chaotic start, it’s looking like a success. Remember how the critics said nobody was going to sign up? First-year enrollments came in above projections. Remember how people who signed up weren’t going to pay their premiums? Most have.
Mr. Latta should stop his lip service for big business and start working for the working class.
What will it take?
To the editor: I have lived in the Reno Beach area for 50 years and have seen a lot of changes.
My question is, when did it become OK to operate golf carts, ATVs, dirt bikes, minibikes and go carts on public roadways? No age limit – 5 years of age to 80. No license, lights, turn signals, insurance or respect for traffic laws. I have personally seen the sheriff wave to these people. Is it going to take another tragedy before something is done? It’s a matter of time before somebody gets hurt or killed.
This is not an island or a golf course. If we’re going to allow this activity, it should at least be regulated with age limits. I’m all for having fun, but at what cost?
I see more every day. Now trailer loads come out on weekends. These people don’t even live here. What will it take to end this activity?
Tour a success
To the editor: Being a part of the first Oregon Lawn and Garden Tour, held June 21, I would like to take this opportunity to thank Linda Wise and her committee, Nancy Nopper and Betty Metz, for the hard work they did organizing and planning this fundraising event for the Oregon-Jerusalem Historical Society.
Along with the OJHS officers and many volunteers, they did Oregon proud. Many hours were spent on signs, contributions, home participation, tour directions, etc. More than 300 tickets were sold and there were 10 Oregon residents who opened their yards for viewing. I, for one, was happy to be a part of this event and hope that it will continue.
After the success of the Lawn and Garden Tour, I find it depressing that Navarre Avenue has yet another car parts store being built. I believe that Oregon residents deserve more than car part stores and used card lots. Hopefully it won’t be long before we can entice a big box store and a few more restaurants.