Letters to the Editor: Library, climate change

Don’t waste tax funds on new library

I was extremely disappointed with the comments from the Los Altos City Council candidates, running for three open seats, all supporting the construction of a new library. This would be an appalling waste of our tax dollars. The current library serves the community adequately.

I have invited friends from all over the world to visit our current library and they have been enthralled by the beautiful country setting and its many facilities. It was built with great care, supporting adults, children and teens in a stunning picturesque setting. The clamor for new building exposes an inherent flaw in our economic model, where rich communities continue to outpace poorer, underserved communities.

Let Los Altos begin a new chapter in demonstrating compassion for poorer communities. Let us set aside a percentage of our revenue to uplift poorer cities. This could go a long way to level the current lopsided economic divide.

Jagjit Singh
Los Altos

Support those who promote climate laws

The progress we have made over the past 50 years has driven us into a new era of innovation, with technology advancing at unprecedented rates.
So why does such a forward-driven society ignore the very thing that could halt our progress in its tracks: climate
change?

In just 10 years, the effects of carbon dioxide on our atmosphere will be irreversible. By all logic, our society should be desperately trying to find a solution or cure, yet many politicians turn a blind eye.

However, the recent wildfires, smoky skies and heat illustrate more than ever the need to be environmentally conscious.

It is critical that we support candidates who promote strong climate legislation.

Lanier Poland
Citizens’ Climate Lobby
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