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Indicators on overpasses
pose risk to drivers

Re: “Roadshow: Marketing campaign indicators convey Freeway 85 to a halt” (Might 5).

The Santa Clara County Sheriff’s workplace should implement the California Car Code towards affixed banners on Freeway 101 in Morgan Hill. Fridays from 1:30 to 2:00 p.m., banners are affixed to the Barrett overpass chain hyperlink fence. No particular person ought to affix objects on freeway buildings. These objects, if dislodged, put motorists in danger; additionally they create a visible distraction and have been attributed to quite a few accidents within the neighborhood.

“In 2016 … Mr. Roadshow reported Caltrans’ place on affixed banners: ‘Caltrans attorneys verify that attaching flags or banners just isn’t allowed. As for handheld banners, they are saying that usually talking, Caltrans doesn’t limit the precise of free speech. Nonetheless, provides Mark-the-Caltrans-Spokesman: ‘We’re involved that individuals waving handheld banners might trigger driver distraction — placing their security or that of the motoring public in danger.’”

Taking part in on the freeway is banned, as are affixed banners, for critical security causes.

Pat Murphy
Santa Clara

Firms ought to
help foster youth

Re: “Retaining funding mandatory for foster kids to succeed” (Web page A6, Might 23).

As an energetic board member with Little one Advocates of Silicon Valley, I applaud CEO Frederick J. Ferrer for bringing consideration to kids in foster care along with his oped: State funding is essential for serving to foster kids thrive.

Foster youth are our neighborhood’s most susceptible kids. The state’s funding in these kids is worth it. With the funding secured in yr one of many authentic state allocation, I noticed firsthand how this funding helps courtroom appointed particular advocate applications like Little one Advocates serve extra kids, extra meaningfully.

State funding is essential, however so is native help from volunteers, donors and companies. Cisco is a proud sponsor of Little one Advocates and the youngsters they serve. I ask different native companies to think about becoming a member of us as a sponsor and spend money on foster kids.

Monique Edmondson
Cisco Programs
Mountain View

Newsom funds reveals
assault on surroundings

Re: “Newsom proposes $180B infrastructure work, imposing closing dates on litigation” (Web page A1, Might 20).

It’s clear that Gov. Gavin Newsom and his developer cohorts are persevering with their assault on the surroundings. Whereas crying “housing disaster” as a protect to push laws driving huge overdevelopment, he’s in search of to weaken or take away the California Environmental High quality Act (CEQA), thus permitting growth to override environmental considerations.

CEQA is used to assist cut back air and water air pollution and shield open area and wildlife habitats by people and communities to make sure that the surroundings is included in growth choices. We want more durable CEQA legal guidelines, not a watered-down Newsom model.

Additionally, current elevated rainfall and short-term drought aid have introduced him respiration room to disregard his earlier lip service to local weather change. Exhibiting his true concern, he not too long ago provided a funds that minimize $6 billion from local weather change applications.

His present actions reinforce his help of “aggressive displacement,” whereby human inhabitants and financial growth drive biodiversity loss and wildlife extinction.

Tina Peak
Palo Alto

Harris shall be asset
on 2024 ticket

Vice President Kamala Harris suits the 2 vital classes for Democrats. She is each Black American and Asian American.