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High quality-of-life points
inflicting California flight

Re: “Learn how to cease California desertion” (Web page A6, Could 5).

I consider George Skelton misses the explanations for desertion by a mile. California has at all times been comparatively costly. I’m an 85-year native. It’s about high quality of life.

I submit the next as causes for individuals leaving:

• Sanctuary cities overrun with unlawful medicine and a justice system that could be a revolving door for continual offenders.

• Billions being lavished on social applications with out accountability or constructive outcomes.

• Billions spent on an ill-conceived rail system whereas ignoring the insufficient energy grid.

• Uncared for highway upkeep.

• Faculties that have been as soon as the envy of the nation, are not a supply of satisfaction.

• The contemplation of reparations for damages to an recognized class who weren’t personally broken, by a state that was not concerned, to be paid by taxpayers additionally not concerned and generations eliminated.

• An inventory of redundant state companies and bureaus that might fill a small telephone guide.

We used to take action significantly better.

Invoice Packwood
Nice Hill

No heat welcome
for ADU occupant

After having to depart my rental dwelling of over 43 years in San Francisco, my solely fiscal possibility was to place an adjunct dwelling unit onto my dad or mum’s Lafayette property.

The home just isn’t fancy. New legal guidelines about density made it simpler. The NIMBY bullies have completed nothing however create distress, reporting any form of doable constructing violation — actual or imagined, massive and small — requiring a response to outdated, didactic guidelines about arbor heights or easement inches. Hundreds extra to spend because of the entitled who suppose I shouldn’t have a house right here.

Choose and choose away on the new neighbor who dares to have a house close to household. Tis the welcome acquired in a spot with a web site referred to as Love Lafayette. No love, simply nameless complainers with nothing higher to do than to hate on the brand new neighbor within the loathsome ADU.

Debbie Brubaker
San Francisco

Direct effort to treating,
controlling habit

Re: “Ought to California throw the guide at drug sellers?” (Web page A1, Could 6).

The warfare on medicine is a complete failure. Throwing the guide at drug sellers will solely put extra individuals in jail whereas drug addicts will maintain utilizing and dying. As a substitute of doing extra of the identical, the actual reply is to legalize all medicine. Simply as ending Prohibition didn’t lead to a nation of alcoholics, drug legalization gained’t make us all drug addicts both.

Drug customers ought to be beneath the care of medical doctors and get their medicine by means of prescription identical to some other drug. Legalization places the drug cartels out of enterprise, which adjustments issues in Mexico and locations south of there. Individuals there’ll have the ability to pursue regular lives and won’t be pressured to go north within the tiny hopes of discovering a greater life right here.

One definition of madness is doing the identical factor time and again, and anticipating a distinct consequence.

Russ Button
Keaau, Hawaii

Hold Congress
from insider buying and selling

As a retired Navy veteran of 23 years, I’ve come to count on the leaders in Washington to have the ethical fiber to make the appropriate selections when mandatory. But, I’ve been disillusioned to be taught almost half of Congress participates in some type of insider buying and selling often.

Greater than 70 % of voters consider members of Congress shouldn’t be permitted to commerce particular person shares. With extra assist for payments just like the Ending Buying and selling and Holdings in Congressional Shares (ETHICS) Act and the Bipartisan Restoring Religion in Authorities Act, we will start to revive public confidence in our lawmakers once more.

It’s essential we let our voices be heard. We, the individuals, don’t need to lose management of our nation from the individuals we elected. Let’s contact our district representatives and allow them to know what we count on.

Now we have to cease the corruption now.

Janet M. Davis

Union Metropolis

Spend Israel’s cash
on constructing peace

Re: “I had emotions of disgust, guilt and disgrace over Israel’s actions” (Web page A8, April 23).

David Matz says he’s “usually requested what proper as a non-Israeli [he has] to become involved” with Israel’s “therapy of Palestinians.” As People, we must always all be involved in regards to the $3.8 billion a yr we give to Israel in weapons assist for this therapy of Palestinians. Our U.S. taxpayer cash is arming a state particularly for suppressing human rights.

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