July 29, 2012

Public forum


The only way to solve this problem is to restrict parking. No vehicle should park within 30 or 35 feet of an intersection. (Different rules would apply to one-way streets.) This will inconvenience those who live on corners, but that is what side-street parking is for.

Perhaps the Pharos-Tribune editor is just upset because he does not have a special parking place.

R.W. Julian, Logansport

Mayor’s reaction embarrasses state

Thank you, Mayor Franklin, for bring public embarrassment to Indiana. I just read of your retaliation against those in your community who are upholding the law. Shame on you. 

R.L. McElroy, Terre Haute

Some local leaders need to grow up

I'd like to address this letter to our elected and appointed officials in both the city and county sectors. I am not attempting to demean or vilify any of them in any way. I will keep my thoughts and words general. (Insert your name here if it hits home).

Not everyone in our local government positions is immature and/or a bully. Most are good, hardworking citizens who want to make our city grow and prosper. They live here and have raised or are raising their children here and want them to have a future here, not jack-rabbit down the road as soon as high school is over.  

Then there are those who are like toddlers in the sandbox who are learning to share. Those sandbox officials are grownups, however, and should be teaching the toddlers how to grow up to be responsible adults.

For some reason, these sandbox officials never grew out of the toddler stage.

They kick sand in each others’ faces and throw toys and temper tantrums. They stick out their tongues and say “nyah, nyah, I’ll get you back!” Paid officials bully volunteer ones into either voting their way or get kicked in the butt for their hard work. We have a huge campaign going to eliminate bullying in schools ... huh? How can we expect kids not to bully when they see the sandbox officials doing it?

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