“‘We wish everybody to vote, however we don’t need anybody to cheat,” Gov. Ron DeSantis stated as he “proposed an array of voting adjustments” supporting laws already launched to restrict Floridians’ alternative to vote mail. Why? Effectively, in keeping with DeSantis, “We did it proper.”
Whereas I wasn’t happy with the outcomes from Florida within the 2020 election, I’m glad to listen to that, “We did it proper,” a press release largely supported goal metrics.
So why alter a system that works? Maybe as a result of these metrics additionally inform us that Democrats seem to have taken higher benefit of an traditionally Republican observe that Donald Trump himself stated — as he voted mail — was, “Protected and Safe. Tried and True.”
About 680,000 extra Democrats voted mail than their Republican counterparts. Scary!
Can we please not repair one thing that’s not damaged?
Chuck McGinn, Gainesville
Ron Cunningham’s latest column about replicating the successes of the South Major Road and Sixth Road road-narrowing tasks was spot on.
Narrower roads with extra timber, on-street parking and roundabouts are usually not solely higher trying and higher for pedestrians and cyclists. Additionally they scale back journey time as a result of driving at a relentless 25 mph with out having to cease at crimson lights takes much less time than driving 45 mph after which stopping for minutes at a time with every sign.
Sadly, I’ve simply learn that the Florida Division of Transportation shall be trimming timber to extend visibility. I think this can embolden speeders who will achieve confidence as they will see additional down the street.
What’s unlucky is that the dialogue of College Avenue ends at 13th Road. Narrowing College Avenue east of 13th Road would permit substitute of site visitors indicators with roundabouts and extra timber and pedestrian area would permit for enlargement of out of doors seating choices for companies.
Adam Garcia, Gainesville
Little likelihood of success
The town ought to drop plans to offer a assured revenue for criminals. This plan will solely incentivize crime with little or no likelihood of success given the present charges of recidivism.
It appears the town can not see the writing on the wall as may be judged the article in The Solar: Mayors for a Assured Revenue and Neighborhood Spring officers suggested the town to not advance funds to help this system at the moment. I consider that’s as a result of they know full effectively this program won’t be effectively obtained taxpayers.
The town can ailing afford to help this program and shouldn’t be including to the tax burden of residents for a program that may profit so few. Any spare cash that the town was planning to shift into this program could be higher focused to low-income mother and father who’re struggling to make ends meet throughout these powerful occasions.
John J. Wernery, Gainesville
Create west-side Depot Park
Having spent a number of pretty Sunday afternoons at Depot Park, it occurred to me that these of us west of Interstate 75 haven’t any park and leisure space within the far suburbs, besides the soccer park on County Street 241 at Northwest 32nd Avenue.
Why could not the previous West Finish golf space be was a Depot Park-style space? We’d like this greater than extra flats, homes, purchasing facilities or a lodge. It could make a stunning recreation space for west-siders!
Patricia C. Sanders, Gainesville
Shel Havens and Gayle Horton had been the authors of a column within the Feb. 21 Points part, “A race in opposition to time.” The authors had been incorrectly recognized within the line.