Letters for December 6, 2018
Re: “After they leave,” by Mozes Zarate (Editor’s Note, November 22):
Connecting donors with reputable charities is the role of local media. Publishing the names of those who are missing, is the role of local media. Publishing the names of those who have passed, is the role of local media. Making timely information accessible, is the role of local media. I have been completely disgusted that Sacramento Bee has chosen to keep its paywall up and intact, making it difficult for timely, helpful information to be locked behind a $13.99/month paywall. Profiting from a major disaster, like the Camp Fire, is not the role of local media.
To transform Citrus Heights
Re: “The burbs’ political brawl,” by Scott Thomas Anderson (News, November 22):
It’s striking that Porsche Middleton has broken a nearly two-decade-long, rigid freeze on policy access in Citrus Heights in hopes of a new vitalization in the community. She represents the new wave of national, state and local women with engaged and caring voices who have arisen to reject the domination of Trump and the 1 percent elitist control that is crushing middle- and lower-income folks. Citrus Heights is progressively threatened as its nearly two-decade-old rigid political leadership and small interest groups stifle its economy and genuine democracy. Middleton’s refreshing position on rent control recognizes the need for flexible and accommodating dialogue. The city has a champion to invite a new confidence among diverse, elder and poorer voters. What is essential for Citrus Heights voters is to continue to build on her election to add more heartful, “mom” political leaders to the City Council and other key community governing bodies so that they truly represent the public’s day-to-day needs and lives.
Re-examine the Delta
Re: “Threat below the surface,” by Scott Thomas Anderson (News, November 22):
It seems that this entire article should have examined the network of siphons and intakes in the Delta, which I’d imagine could either be poorly maintained or improperly overseen. Yet, instead, it was used as a piece to exacerbate existing criticism of California WaterFix. Although the WaterFix process has not been entirely transparent, it has produced models in how intakes are clearly visible above the water line and intend to work.
Just say yes
Re: “Commit and shift,” by Joey Garcia (Ask Joey, November 29):
Men always say they like it when women ask them out. I’ve been asking for 45 years, and 100 percent of men have said, “No.” Maybe you should be the one who actually says “yes” when a woman makes the first move.