Vol. 9, No. 22 – August 3 – August 16, 2016 – Mailbox

opinion merewetherI know city staff loves having alternate Fridays off and management sold it as saving money, but really, how much $$ does it really save and is it really any way to run a business?  It is not customer friendly.  If we support a tax increase can we do away with it?   Last Friday I observed a couple with a red truck and camper shell going through recycle blue bins on Santa Rosa between Thompson and San Nicholas.   They had filled their entire truck with bottles  I called E J Harrison to report it and they referred me to code enforcement whom I called but by having to leave a message no enforcement action was possible.  This is just one of many reasons I think it is time to do away with this practice.  We are giving pay increases again now and really, this practice needs to go.
Mike L Merewether-Ventura

Mr. Merewether

Code Enforcement is staffed six days a week Monday through Saturday except holidays.  The complaint line number is 805-658-4711.  On the alternate Fridays and Saturdays we have 1 Officer on staff.  They respond by the priority of the complaint. Life Safety being a top priority.  You can also call the Police Dept. for a complaint such as this.  

 Brad Clark
Code Enforcement Supervisor

Dear Editor:

You don’t have to vote for Trump. You don’t have to vote for Hillary. But you can’t not vote. If you’re a citizen of the greatest, richest country in the world, you must vote. It’s the only obligation you owe your country.

There’s no law that makes you vote. It’s not written into the Constitution or enforced by the Supreme Court. It’s your sacred obligation to participate in governing your country — the United States of America. The USA.

This personal participation should be drilled into the heads of all children from preschool on. We should have a national holiday celebrating our ability to partake in making our country free and influencing our elected representatives.

Don’t be making up excuses for shirking this job.

Vote, vote, vote, vote, vote.

Es Cole


Heartfelt generous thanks and appreciation for honoring my student and great friend Don Haskell in the Breeze. This is one but many reasons why The Breeze is our go to for local news and views.

With love and thanks
Suz Montgomery and our ELA class

Just because you do not take an interest in politics
doesn’t mean politics won’t take an interest in you!

 ~ Pericles (430 B.C.)

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