Archive for the Category ‘Letters’

The legacy of Art Burr

The legacy of Art Burr

To the Editor: I first met Art Burr when I was on staff at this newspaper. He had just taken over as interim director of the Keizer Community Library, and he was unsatisfied with both its status and its coverage in the Keizertimes. I pointed to the numbers: How many times had we reported on […]

No to payroll tax

No to payroll tax

To the Editor: As the owner of a new small business, there are even more expenses and pressures to get the business off and running smoothly and to the point where it is profitable. The more taxes and fees that are placed on the back of small start-ups the more likely they are to be […]

Yes on payroll tax

Yes on payroll tax

To the Editor: I will be voting to restore and expand Cherriots service in our community, and I hope you’ll join me. The modest tax, 0.21 percent of payroll, is less than one-third of what employers in Eugene/Springfield and the Portland metro area pay for their award-winning transit systems. That’s why it is hard for […]

Opposition to payroll tax

Opposition to payroll tax

To the Editor: As a small business with a relatively small payroll of six team members, my “investment” into the community with another tax would admittedly be relatively small at this point. However, it still has to come from somewhere. It means I have to grow revenue, cut expenses, or take home less money—all to […]

Support for Keizer Fire

Support for Keizer Fire

To the Editor: As a business owner here in Keizer I am writing in support of the Keizer Fire District bond measure. It is important to me and the health of my businesses that the Keizer Fire District is able to respond quickly and effectively if and when I need their services. I know how […]

Thank you!

Thank you!

To the Editor:  I would like to thank Keizer Automotive for talking care of my father in-law, Donald Ray, on Sept. 29.  He is an 81-year-old Korean War veteran who stays with us on Clearlake Rd. for about a month or two at a time, a few times a year.  He normally lives with my […]

Payroll transit tax

Payroll transit tax

To the Editor: I am co-owner of Home Instead Senior Care, serving the area’s seniors. The proposed employer payroll tax will add to the financial burden we are facing in upcoming years. This is an unfair tax to levy on private businesses, and it targets an already vulnerable part of the community. The Transit District […]

KFD bond measure

KFD bond measure

To the Editor: In November we will be voting on Measure 24-389 to fund the replacement of aging equipment for the Keizer Fire District (KFD). This is primarily to keep ambulances and emergency equipment on the road for Keizer citizens.  You may recently have noticed a disabled ambulance or two being towed in for repairs—which […]

KNOW thanks community

KNOW thanks community

To the Editor: Keizer Network of Women wants to extend a grateful thanks to all who attended our Diva! Ladies’ Night, making it one of our best yet.  We appreciate all the businesses and members of the community who made donations for prizes and gift baskets—we couldn’t do it without you. We will work diligently […]

Voting no on the payroll tax

Voting no on the payroll tax

To the Editor: I am opposed to ballot measure 24-388 (employer payroll tax) for the following reasons: (1) This is yet another transfer of wealth from one group (business owners) to another (transit riders) based on a perceived need.  Redistribution of wealth is anti-capitalist, and takes away from a society’s ability to grow. (2) As […]

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