Letters to the Editor, toy gun sales, city council

Toy gun sales send negative message

We attended the Mountain View Art & Wine Festival last month and found it to be fun, well-organized and well attended.

There was, however, one disturbing issue that should be called to everyone’s attention: A vendor was selling rubber-band and slingshot toy guns. In view of the current gun violence across our country, and the daily loss of lives due to gun violence, this is sending a negative message to our children. It says it is OK to play with guns, to aim guns at others, and it enhances the power of gun usage.


Letters to the Editor, city manager criticism

  There are three additional letters published here that did not make the Town Crier's Sept. 25 print edition due to space constraints.

 

Is Mordo promoting anarchy or autocracy?

In his letter published in the Town Crier, Jean Mordo asserts that since city council members are “amateurs,” their subordinates (“professionals”) are entitled to ignore them (“Former LA mayor defends city manager,” Sept. 11).

Having 100% agreement between manager and subordinate is unnecessary and, in fact, is undesirable. However, refusing to do what he is ultimately ordered to do is called insubordination – a recipe for anarchy and worse.

Letters to the Editor – Week of Sept. 18

Prop. 13 value cap protects all homeowners

In response to Victoria Byrd’s letter to the Town Crier (“Nix parcel tax and phase out value cap,” Aug 28):

California Proposition 13 was passed by the voters in 1978. The most important part of Proposition 13 is the value cap that limits the amount of increase levied on real property each year. That value cap was passed by voters because thousands of elderly homeowners were being forced out of their homes due to ever-increasing property tax assessments.


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