In response to Our View “The Y, a preschool and a vital mission” (March 25 Editorial) and related articles:
Find a way to save YMCA preschool
Perceptions are not always an accurate reflection of the realities and complexities of a situation.
But a $20 million renovation to an uptown YMCA branch while simultaneously being perceived to be kicking out a low-income preschool facility at a Y across town – the “optics” are just terrible.
I am sad to see the Johnston Y changing plans for the preschool center. I do hope donors will step up.
I also hope we, as a community, remember that we build our reputation on how we build up those among us in need.
In response to “Council ponders city ID program” (March 24):
No special treatment for those who gained entry illegally
I am concerned that local governmental officials are even considering ID cards for those they call “undocumented immigrants.”
Gentlemen and ladies, these individuals are illegal immigrants.
These illegal immigrants deserve no special treatment.
I have met the enemy this tax season, it’s the N.C. legislature
I always thought the enemy of retirement was inflation. Living in North Carolina, I find that it’s the politicians in Raleigh.
I’m a senior citizen living on a fixed income. For the past several years I have been receiving about a $100 state tax refund. This year I owe $850.
Thanks Raleigh, for nothing. I now have $850 a year less to spend in the local economy.
Gregory H. Gang
In response to “Charlotte big loser in sales tax plan” (March 25):
Meck hurt by court funding, sales tax plan would do same
Mecklenburg County already suffers because of the way judicial monies are distributed.
Each county receives the same dollar amount, so counties with sparse populations and those with low crime rates have ample funds, while Mecklenburg struggles.
The proposed sales tax redistribution would bring more of the same.
Consolidate counties to reduce size and cost of government
It’s time for the citizens of North Carolina to vote on consolidating counties that are unable to sustain themselves, thereby reducing the duplication of government services, including those legislators who represent them.
The current plan to redistribute sales tax dollars is a self-serving scheme that flies in the face of what any good tea party Republican would expect.
In response to “Justices press on Texas license plates” (March 24):
Make it easier on police, eliminate specialty plates
A license plate should do one thing: identify the state and vehicle. The police officers I know dislike specialty/personal plates. Too many kinds, and too hard to read.
In response to “Mecklenburg commissioners correct decades-old mistake” (March 18):
One inaccurate street name down, another one to go
Being a resident of Mecklenburg County since 1956, I was glad to see that the spelling of Alexandriana Road has finally been restored to historical accuracy.
Wouldn’t it be similarly delightful and shocking if/when the Charlotte City Council corrects the spelling of the renamed section of Independence Boulevard that runs through the Elizabeth, Cherry and Midtown areas from the hackneyed “Charlottetowne” Avenue to Charlotte Town or even Charlottetown?
In response to “Endless construction on Rea Road hardly seems worth it” (March 25 Forum):
Helps to have a sense of humor about Rea Road project
A big thank you to Forum writer Sarah Johnson for clarifying that the everlasting Rea Road construction is in fact a real roads project.
All this time I’ve been under the impression that it was an elaborate, snail-paced piece of performance art.
Good to know it will be gone one day.