What future cost?
As I read the June 24 article in The Tribune, “Supervisors back plans for Cayucos home,” my heart sank.
I came from a Cayucos-type small town called Malibu, where the coastline was majestic and everyone knew everyone. Then big bucks came in and built bigger and better homes and finished them off with tall walls to protect their prizes. Now it is no longer the beautiful town where everyone took care of each other because there is precious little coastline to look at — only walls — and who really cares who lives there?
I have often wondered, isn’t it the county’s responsibility to keep the beach-look buildings in Cayucos and also preserve our coastline? It seems we are getting farther from that with every year that passes and with each new plan that gets bigger and bigger.
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This 4,555-square-foot house will bring many jobs — though most likely from Bakersfield — and the taxes that this square footage will bring will be substantial for the county. The schools will receive a one-time bonus square-footage payment, but at what cost for the future of Cayucos? The next rich applicants who “want what they want” will also get passed through, and tourists will have no desire to visit just another town with no views, no “down home” atmosphere or friendliness.
Correcting a claim
On Aug. 13, The Tribune published my letter to the editor in which I claimed that most religious people are agnostics. I wish to correct that.
What I meant to say is that most religious people are not agnostics when it comes to the existence of God. If they had doubt about that they would not be religious at all. Most religious people are agnostics, in my opinion, when it comes to many of the beliefs in their own religions, and they struggle with those every day.
My bigger point is that I believe that religion is a private matter between the person and his/her God, and any politician who flaunts it does not have my trust.
What a disgusting piece of political garbage was done Tuesday by the San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors.
Three supervisors voted to divide Templeton into three political districts, thus eliminating any political voice Templeton may express for the next 10 years.
Supporting their horrible move was the Templeton Chamber of Commerce president. He stated he was speaking as an individual, but we all know his views were against the community he lives in.
I hope he decides not to run again and, if he does run, I will support anyone else and urge all to vote against him.
A top priority
Having read the article printed Aug. 16 titled “California bill would require fitted sheets at hotels,” I think it is about time!
This is a longstanding problem in our state that the hotels are not required to use fitted sheets. It will prevent hotels from “short-sheeting” customers and the fitted-sheet manufacturers will certainly benefit from higher employment created by numerous new jobs in the industry.
It will also require that the state hire hotel inspectors (at least 10) to go to each hotel room to ensure enforcement of this new law if it is passed.
I personally look at this as a new career path for myself and others who are not currently employed. I am well-qualified, having spent more than 40 years of marriage helping my spouses to make beds.
As soon as I can find out where to send my application, I plan to do so. I also will apply for membership in the “American Association of fitted-sheet inspectors.”
This seems to be one of the most pressing problems facing our state and needs immediate attention. It is certainly gratifying that this issue has become a top priority for our legislators.
Now we can rest assured that our legislators’ salaries are really providing us with a good night’s sleep, not possible on regular sheets.