Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

T-YOU; RANTS & RAVES Let People Buy Own Fireworks

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

T-YOU; RANTS & RAVES Let People Buy Own Fireworks

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I can't believe the mayor has agreed [to allow the city to pay for Fourth of July fireworks] when the city is in such a financial mess. Last year it cost $55,000 for about 15 minutes of fireworks. If people want fireworks, let them buy their own. I am sure the bill will be higher this year.

BETTER DISABLED ENTRANCE

At the Webb-Wesconnet [branch] library, a disabled person must walk quite a long distance on an upward incline to reach the library's entry level. If you go to the other side of the library, the walk is shorter, but then the disabled person reaches (can you believe it) steps to climb to reach entry level. Why? Couldn't the library arrange to allow disabled persons to enter a ground-level door that is used for deliveries?

COLLECT BACK TAXES

Why isn't the city collecting all the unpaid property taxes that are in arrears instead of imposing additional taxes on the unemployed and those living on fixed incomes? Come election time, we need to clean house. Stop cutting services that are needed the most.

POLITICAL HYPOCRISY

I ... see a number of people clamoring for less government, evidenced by many demonstrations with signs and even billboards stating that they want less government involvement in their lives. Now, although I suppose it's just to get a political agenda across, many of these same people are in an uproar regarding the BP oil spill, asking, "Where is our government?" I should be confused, but surprisingly I'm not. The hypocrisy of people with political agendas is evident ...

LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS

Seems really strange we have not heard of the volunteers forming to assist with oil clean up in the Gulf area. There was so much for the victims of the earthquake in Haiti, Katrina and 9/11. This seems to be in the same proportion of damage. Where are all you volunteers and bank accounts set up for assistance? …

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