Archive for the Category ‘Letters’

Keizer’s future

Keizer’s future

To the Editor: In a past issue of the Keizertimes we learned our city is forever stuck with a $2.08 maximum property tax. With the proceeds generated from that tax, our city council has to split tax money to provide a city administration, public buildings, public works, public parks and an adequate police force. Our […]

One bill? So what?

One bill? So what?

To the Editor: So Senator Jeff Merkley has written only one bill—now why is that a bad thing?  And it seems a bit surprising that this is perceived negatively by those who who oppose government intrusion into their lives. Art Burr Keizer

Sunset Avenue herd

Sunset Avenue herd

To the Editor: I am an animal lover and a nature lover. The sight of wild animals is a thrill, well, most of the time. The past two years we who live on Sunset Avenue have had a doe and her fawns living in our yards. Yes, they are so darn cute until they ruin […]

I’m voting for Mr. Keizer

I’m voting for Mr. Keizer

To the Editor: I was so glad when Roland Herrera told me he was running for Keizer City Council.  I first met Roland when my boys were in Little League and Roland was their coach (almost 25 years ago). I was awed by his commitment and the utter joy in his attitude toward coaching squirrely little boys. […]

Support can’t falter with apts. nixed

Support can’t falter with apts. nixed

Many people in Keizer were sure the fix was in. They voiced the opinion that the city council had made up its made in favor of building 120 apartments in three-story buildings at the Herber property on Verda Lane (affectionally called the cow pasture). The council chambers was filled with residents on Tuesday, Sept. 2, […]

No to open primaries

No to open primaries

To the Editor: I used to live in a state with an open primary (Washington).  It sounds pretty good—in theory.  In practice it can be something else. In the primary, parties with a strong candidate sometimes found themselves encouraging their members to vote for a weak candidate of the other party to improve the odds […]

Does Thatcher deserve Keizer’s vote?

Does Thatcher deserve Keizer’s vote?

To the Editor: Our current state representative, Kim Thatcher, is running for state senator. She has been in the state legislature for several years.  Before I could vote for her I would like to know what she has done for Keizer. As far as I know, she has done very little. I hope she will […]

Political cartoons

Political cartoons

To the Editor: I find it troubling. Two fairly lengthy letters to the editor last week (Keizertimes, Aug. 29) on political cartoons bashed the publisher for his poor taste and radical Saul Alinsky leanings  in printing said cartoons.  I don’t understand the fuss. Political cartoons, by nature, are satirical and often imply philosophical questions on […]

Koch brothers influence

Koch brothers influence

To the Editor: I would like to recognize the Koch brothers for spending some of their billion dollars trying to influence how we vote in Oregon. It has been well documented that these billionaire brothers continue to try to manipulate how people vote in many state and federal elections. The reason they are spending their […]

Roland Herrera for city council

Roland Herrera for city council

To the Editor: It is my extreme pleasure to endorse Roland Herrera for the Keizer City Council. For the 25 years I’ve known Roland, he has worked tirelessly in behalf of the city and its citizens – especially the young people. Years ago when we took the sixth grade students at Cummings Elementary to Outdoor […]

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