Traverse City Record-Eagle

Election 2010

October 24, 2010

Letters at Issue: Elections: 10/24/2010

Give L&P a chance

Traverse City Light & Power made some public relations mistakes during the biomass plant process, and admitted so. But does that really substantiate Proposal 1? Margaret Dodd suggests that, "Knowledge of electricity production, intelligence, or good judgement are not required for either the Light & Power Board, or the city commission."

Really? The reason for the separation in 1979 was "to have a specialized, city-appointed board handle the utility instead of leaving decisions to already busy city commissioners."

Let's give TCL&P a chance to clean up their PR department before we add yet another layer of politics to the mix.

Sharon L. Neumann

Traverse City

Protecting groundwater

Here's a broader picture of groundwater.

Groundwater, as air and rain, is not private property. Private landowners can only use water as it flows under their land.

Only 5 percent of the water in the Great Lakes is renewable, through rain, rivers and groundwater.

The western third of our country is very thirsty. How long before the "big guys" begin looking at our fresh water?

Dan Scripps is facing this huge challenge to protect our groundwater by proposing Amendment 5319 to PA451. We urge a vote for Dan Scripps so that he can continue his battle against the "big guys."

Tom and Shirley Wall

Suttons Bay

Temperament, knowledge

I am a native of Leelanau County. We citizens have a unique opportunity to elect a Probate Judge who has proven experience. Marian Kromkowski would be an excellent replacement for the late Judge Deegan. I have observed Marian speak at community gatherings and remain convinced that she has the necessary skills, temperament and knowledge that our county needs.

I highly recommend that you vote for Marian Kromkowski as our next Leelanau County Probate Judge.

John Popa

Bingham/Traverse City

Text Only
General Election Returns
Primary Election Returns
Poll
Poll
Poll
Poll
Poll
AP Video
Disbanding Muslim Surveillance Draws Praise Hundreds Missing After South Korean Ferry Sinks Passengers Abuzz After Plane Hits Swarm of Bees Boston Bomb Scare Defendant Appears in Court Pistorius Trial: Adjourned Until May 5 Diaz Gets Physical for New Comedy Raw: Ferry Sinks Off South Korean Coast Town, Victims Remember Texas Blast Freeze Leaves Florida Panhandle With Dead Trees At Boston Marathon, a Chance to Finally Finish Are School Dress Codes Too Strict? Raw: Fatal Ferry Boat Accident Suspicious Bags Found Near Marathon Finish Line Boston Marks the 1st Anniversary of Bombing NYPD Ends Muslim Surveillance Program 8-year-old Boy Gets His Wish: Fly Like Iron Man Sex Offenders Arrested in Slayings of CA Women India's Transgenders Celebrate Historic Ruling Tributes Mark Boston Bombing Anniversary Raw: Kan. Shooting Suspect Faces Judge
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide