Have you noticed that when a so called developer comes to town and presents fancy blueprints to our city leaders, they jump for joy. They think these people are the greatest. When the people who live here want to participate in the discussion, our leaders don't want to hear it. It is really annoying how these elected officials think they are so superior in intelligence, that they can speak for every resident of this city. The definition of "emergency legislation" is, "run it through before citizens find out what is really going on."
For more than 20 years, the city spent hundreds of thousands of dollars maintaining the wave action pool. It never made a dime. Now they want to build a sports arena. Just wait till we get the maintenance bill for this. There was no demand for a pool and there is no demand for a sports arena. The reason the city fails to make money is whatever they do, is that they are always trying to create a demand. You do not create a demand, you wait until there is one. Never trust a politician, they only represent themselves.
License cats, too
I am writing this letter to express my concerns about cat licensing.
I think cats should be licensed because of many different reasons. Cats cause problems ranging from trespassing on neighbors property to public health concerns. Health concerns include rabies or other diseases from cat bites or scratches. Thousands of cats that are reported lost but do not have a license, have no way of contacting their owner. Most cats that are reported lost are impounded, legally held and destroyed. I don't like the sound of these things that are happening to cats. Cat licensing is a helpful way to prevent all of these things from happening.
Abbey J. Cox
Belts in the back seat
Seat belts are now a need while riding in a motorized vehicle. They aid everyone's safety while riding in cars, trucks and other vehicles. So, why isn't it illegal to ride in the back seat without this safety restraint. There is actually no real reason. Seat belts will lessen the number of deaths and injuries in vehicles by decreasing the time it takes an occupant to come to a stop on contact, spreading the impact force over a greater area of the body, lessening contact with other objects in the car and preventing ejection. Seatbelts are a good way to keep your life.
Also, the number of people in Ohio that do not wear a seat belt is massive. Almost 35 percent of all car riders killed on the road were not wearing a seat belt. So, complaining, "It's uncomfortable," or "It's only a short trip" sound like pretty stupid reasons not to wear this lifesaver.
I believe everyone, in any seat, in a vehicle, should have to wear a seat belt. Every day, many people, especially teens, are losing their lives just because they don't buckle up. Seat belts are one very easy way to keep your life going. Everyone should as themselves, "Is anything holding me back?"