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Here are some readers’ recent thoughts on the issues:
Traffic is worse than ever. We need a way to increase ridership on mass transit. The problem is the last leg, getting from mass transit to the job site. Frequent free buses in the downtown core and concentrations of businesses like Golden Triangle would get people to within a block of their jobs. Costs would be partially offset by increased ridership on mass transit. Riders show proof of fare payment.
My neighborhood has seen a dramatic increase in scavenging from curbside recycle bins. Our trash pickup day is Friday. Beginning on Thursday evening, there are up to five waves of scavengers who roam the neighborhood removing anything of value from the blue bins at the curb. I put out my bin Friday morning, not the night before. But even when the bin is placed curbside the morning of pickup, my container is picked over several times.
Some scavengers drive through in pickup trucks, others are on bicycle or on foot. This must be a problem for the city, as by the time you pick up the container you’re left with low-value items.
True, the goal of reducing landfill load is achieved, but the city loses recycle revenue and my neighborhood is visited by unsavory characters.
How does the city deal with this issue?
I canceled my subscription to the U-T after about 55 years of subscribing. I did this because of their offensive editorials and the hateful bias by the writers and management.
I plan to continue to support VOSD and also would love to see VOSD and LA Times partner for a San Diego edition as long as their management remains the same. I also am interested in knowing how many readers have canceled their subscriptions to the U-T since the change.
The city is broke actually, and they want to spend money they do not have for a larger Convention Center? Insane! No matter who pays for it, it will cost the city more than it can afford to run it! Private financing is OK if they pay the city for police costs and traffic considerations. This city is not in business to make money for one segment of the population at the expense of another!
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