To The Editor: It seems "fashionable" for some members of Santa Clarita's City Council to claim stupidity when they get caught with their hand in the cookie jar. It appears as though all a person has to say when they get caught is: "I'm sorry, I didn't know the law," or "I may have violated state law."
The Signal's recent reporting of Mayor Bob Kellar's omissions on state disclosure forms is unnecessarily slanted to suggest these omissions are nefarious, versus mistakes or oversights.
To The Editor: Your vote on April 8, for the City Council election is important. It is the opportunity to support leaders who carry your vision, share your values, reflect your ideas and thoughts about the needs of the city of Santa Clarita, and demonstrate a willingness to listen to constituents.
To The Editor: After reading recent Signal articles about our esteemed city councilman Bob Kellar (regarding Form 700 income disclosure) and Frank Ferry (regarding campaign mailers for Bob Keller and Laurie Ender), I am forced to come to one of two possible conclusions:
To The Editor: Diane Trautman is my choice for City Council. I had known of Diane for years and was impressed with her performance as a planning commissioner. She had obviously done her homework before she came to the meetings, had studied the issues, was able to ask probing questions and reach decisions which were good for the entire community. A year ago, I had the pleasure of meeting Diane when we were both involved ...
To The Editor: I have known Bob Spierer for about 30 years. He is one of the most conscientious persons that I have known. He is a passionate advocate for the things that we as citizens of the city of Santa Clarita demand of our city and government officials: honesty, intelligence, political skill and our shared values. During my career as a deputy sheriff I was selected to be the narcotic enforcement supervisor for the ...
To The Editor: What struck me while reading a recent article about Las Lomas was a quote from our own Lisa Hardy. Lisa is one of many who "rightfully" oppose this proposed development. Her quote in the article was, "It is so grossly incompatible with its surroundings, it violates every principle of urban planning."
To the Editor: We are writing in response to the Gates-King industrial project. We read this morning that this project, which has been approved, will mean the removal of 1,400 oak trees. If even half that number are removed, it is entirely too much. Recently, we the voters approved raising our taxes in order to create open space around our city. Now our council chooses to support a project that will destroy many oaks within ...
To The Editor: I am writing in support of Laurie Ender for City Council. The citizens of Santa Clarita will benefit greatly by electing Laurie Ender to the City Council on April 8.
To The Editor: :In Ms. Wright's letter ("Republicans: Foes of Education," March 14, 2008) she insinuates that the Hart School District budget deficit was caused by the Republicans' reluctance to do away with the so-called "Yacht Tax." It would be best to know exactly what this tax really is.
Editors' Note: The Signal's coverage of Mayor Bob Kellar's conflict with the state Fair Political Practices Commission generated a lot of mail and discussion on our Web site. Some objected to The Signal's coverage as biased and wrong-headed; others were amazed that Kellar didn't quickly report the missing information to the state. Here are the recent letters received about the controversy. Please share your thoughts. The Signal welcomes letters endorsing Santa Clarita City Council candidates. ...
To The Editor: The current City Council election really comes down to a vote for a candidate who believes in intelligent development or one who believes in uncontrolled development. The choice is between the planned community or rampant commercial construction on any open piece of land. Already we can see the implementation of mall expansions, mini-mall proliferation and office building encroachment into residential areas. The result is traffic aggravation, green-scape elimination and empty buildings. The ...
To The Editor: A mailer distributed by Laurie Ender directly attacking City Council candidate Bob Spierer raises significant questions. Is this win at any cost? Is this desperation? Is this a matter of ethics or incompetence? Ender cited a lack of a hospital expansion stance by Bob Spierer, yet in a live appearance on local radio station KHTS, Spierer clearly stated he was in favor of the expansion as long as the most significantly impacted ...
To The Editor: A few weeks ago I attended a rally in the park for Laurie Ender. I was moved to take time out of my Saturday morning to support Laurie because, in working with her on the executive board of the PTA at Helmers Elementary, I learned first-hand what a force of nature she is. It was obvious during every meeting that Laurie always had the bigger picture in view while keeping every student ...
To the Editor: I whole-heartedly agree with Glenda Johnson (Letters, March 13, 2008) about English-only ballots. I was up last night going over my ballot thinking the same thing. This is America, and to have the right to vote, you better know the American language. To top it off, I went to Wal-Mart to buy my kids the traditional candy hearts for Valentine's Day, and wouldn't you know, I couldn't find any in English. They ...
In December, The Signal reported that I had won an "extreme makeover" of the landscaping at my home in Saugus sponsored by the Castaic Lake Water Agency and Stay Green Inc.
The California Board of Equalization has just approved a 9.7 percent increase in the excise tax on gasoline, raising the total excise tax to 39.5 cents per gallon. This added to all the other taxes on gasoline sales will have us paying over 70 cents per gallon in tax. On top of this we pay license fees on our vehicles which are a tax as well and like many people I thought all of this money was for roads.
I want to commend Tammy Messina for her excellent column discussing the true purpose of the Second Amendment.
Let's stop the blame game and who's idea it was about the sequestration.
Tired of the debate on gun control and sick of hearing about global warming?
Liberalism allows the less charitable to feel better about themselves by giving away other people's money and freedom.
Regarding the column from Tim Myers published March 2, "Does the election date change favor the incumbent?":
This sequester panic is government fraud and misdirection at its best.
The sequester seems to be the only way that the rate at which we grow the budget is slowed down.
I quote a recent editorial contribution by a Santa Clarita City Council member: "Public participation is an essential way ... to influence the decision-making process."
I read with interest the article on the effects of the Canada – U.S. pipeline and its relationship to climate change.
Here is what gets me: The Republicans are always asking, where are the jobs? Well as of March 1, 2013, they are going to let thousands of people get laid off.
The toll roads are great for the young people but how about us older ones that still like to get out and see things. ? How about making it free for older people?
Have you ever seen the Investigation Discovery shows such as "Solved", "Disappeared", or "Extreme Forensics"?
I was upset hearing that Rick Perry traveled to California on a "job-poaching mission."