Letters to the Editor - Week of Feb. 27

Lehigh not complying with mandates

The 2013 Sierra Club v. Lehigh consent decree requires the Lehigh Hanson Cement Plant to perform a multimillion dollar project to restore over three miles of Permanente Creek extensively damaged by the company’s mining operations, including the dumping of thousands of cubic yards of mine waste and overburden into the creek.

To date, not a single shovel-full of that waste has been removed from the creek. In fact, due to the procrastination of the Santa Clara County Planning Department, the environmental review process for the project has not even begun.


Letters to the Editor - week of Feb. 20

Potential candidates: What about competency?

The media and their audiences are all excited because of the increased number of young people, women, African-Americans, Hispanics, Asians, gays and transgenders who are entering politics. Clearly missing are short people, tall people, fat people, skinny people, bald people, and don’t forget hairy people.

But the most important qualification of all is never, ever mentioned verbally or in writing. That qualification is competency. The focus of all the new and past candidates applying for a political job is telling you what’s wrong, and what they will do. Not difficult. Match that with a pleasant personality and an articulate ability to speak and you have an elected politician. By the way, those are the same requirements for a successful used-car salesperson.

Letters to the Editor - week of Feb. 13

Developer loophole kills affordable housing

Regarding Taylor Morrison’s 6Sixty project (“Taylor Morrison’s 6Sixty units exceed $1 million,” Jan. 30):

Every day the alarm is sounded for more affordable housing and then this happens. The developer bulldozes 52 units (and eight heritage trees) to build 37 townhomes.


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