Concerning COLAB: Supervisor Adam Hill should get on with running our county. But he won’t.
Mr. Hill uses an old technique: “good guy-bad guy.” In this case, Supervisor Hill promotes himself as the good guy and Andy Caldwell the bad guy. But, of all those claiming COLAB is “racist” none of them was there to observe the comedian in question. I was. I saw nothing approaching the claims of racism. I saw several hundred local business people and working-class people who create jobs and pay lots of taxes.
So, why is Hill so threatened by small business people? Because he is being questioned about how he spends public money. He’s uncomfortable with that. So, he begins slinging mud at those who ask questions. Mr. Hill now ups his rhetoric with claims COLAB is “secretive” and “hostile.” Apparently, we should not be asking questions of Supervisor Hill, but just trust his judgement in silence. Sorry, Mr. Hill.
As Harry Truman said, “If you can’t stand the heat, get out of the kitchen.” See you at the ballot box.
Steven L. Rebuck
San Luis Obispo
It’s RObless, people
After reading Dan Krieger’s column on Sunday, “Central Coast rich with Spanish, Indian culture,” I had to write about one mispronunciation that really grates me.
Everyone knows that the name of the city in the North County is pronounced Paso RObless and not Paso ROHBBls. I hear it mispronounced by the media, by advertisers on the radio and television and by everyday people on the streets. Yet, everyone knows the correct way to say it. I have heard newcomers say it correctly, and then catching themselves and repeating it the wrong way! May I remind all you guilty ones that the entrance to the city has a proud road sign that reads in Spanish “Paso de Robles.” You wouldn’t think of mumbling up the words there, would you?
So from here on, let’s show some respect for the Spanish heritage of the Central Coast and, with Mr. Krieger, let’s use the right pronunciation.
SLO water woes
I think it’s foolish for the city of SLO to increase our water bills when our consumption has decreased. We should only be penalized for consuming more water, not less. The city can’t have it both ways. Would it prefer that we increase our consumption, leading to problems like those in Paso Robles?
Steve T. Kobara
San Luis Obispo
Obama, take reins
Dana Milbank’s commentary “Obama gets it from all sides” in the The Tribune on June 27 speaks for the majority of Americans. Obama has been leading by process and not by substance.
He should forget trying to get the “party of no” to join him in a compromise. Instead, he should lead by choosing issues that will be good for the majority of Americans.
Why hasn’t he ratified the Kyoto Accords? Our greenhouse gas omissions are horrendous. He has not even put solar panels on the White House and other government buildings, thus leading the way to freedom from using oil and having to fret for 10,000 years on how to dispose of nuclear waste. Before Japan’s devastation, Obama was getting ready to build hundreds of nuclear plants just like Japan’s.
Bill Clinton’s recent article in “Newsweek” has fourteen ideas that Obama could execute immediately, putting thousands of Americans back to work with decent paying jobs. These workers would be involved with projects that would offset the worker’s salaries. We need a leader who will take the reins and boldly steer us to the finish line, not one so weak and compromised he fails to seize the day.