Archive for the Category ‘Letters’

Yes on transit ballot measure

Yes on transit ballot measure

To the Editor: Being a 23-year-old individual and extremely political I find it exciting to see a local issue getting this much attention. Saying that, however, I am also disappointed to see the way the opposition has acted throughout this entire process. I go for walks around this city almost every day morning and night […]

Yes for Keizer Fire

Yes for Keizer Fire

To the Editor: Twenty years ago the voters in Keizer approved a bond to build a new fire station. In 2016 that bond will be paid off. We all know the Keizer Fire District is asking Keizer citizens to approve a new bond to replace the aging fleet of ambulances, fire engines and equipment. It […]

KFD equipment levy support

KFD equipment levy support

To the Editor: I am writing in support for Keizer Fire District’s equipment bond levy. As a former volunteer firefighter and a  former board member I am very familiar with the needs of the fire district.  The current board of directors and administration have earned my support and endorsement for this needed equipment levy. The […]

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 […]

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