Archive for the Category ‘Letters’

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 […]

Unfair employer tax

Unfair employer tax

To the Editor: My career in construction began in 1990 when I finished schooling for my trade.  Fourteen years ago, with my tool belt and a credit card with a $5,000 limit I started my business.  Over the years, through hard work, relentless tenacity and a desire to see my community a better place to […]

Payroll tax

Payroll tax

To the Editor: I have been giving the proposed transit district payroll tax a lot of thought. I feel it would be nice to have bus service on Saturdays and Sundays and between 9 and 11 p.m. all week long. I am not sure the equitable way to pay for it is a payroll tax. […]

KFD equipment bond request

KFD equipment bond request

To the Editor: I am writing in support of Measure 24-389, the Keizer Fire District’s request for a 20-year bond to replace aging fire apparatus and ambulances. The staff at Keizer Fire District has spent extra dollars and manpower in an effort to maintain an aging fleet of vehicles. It is time to continue supporting […]

Church’s 25th anniversary

Church’s 25th anniversary

To the Editor: Truth Tabernacle Church of Keizer would like to formally invite the public to come and celebrate their 25-year anniversary services on Sept.  25, 26 and 27. Service times will be Friday at 7:30 p.m., Saturday at noon, and Sunday at 10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Truth Tabernacle is located at 3795 Pleasant […]

Payroll tax

Payroll tax

To the Editor: The West Salem Business Association urges a no vote on the payroll tax that will appear on the November ballot. The tax would fund weekend bus service, and while the West Salem Business Association supports Salem-Area Mass Transit, we believe the expense should be distributed evenly among the community—not levied solely on […]

Constitutional privacy?

Constitutional privacy?

To the Editor: American colonists fought, sacrificed, and died to establish and preserve the freedoms now guaranteed to us by the Constitution of the United States. The right to privacy has come to the public’s attention through various controversial Supreme Court rulings. Privacy is not specifically mentioned in the Constitution, but over the years the Supreme […]

Everyone suffers from food fight

Everyone suffers from food fight

To the Editor: Regarding Food fight escalates (Keizertimes, Sept. 4): It’s hard to know which corporation to believe: Haggan or Albertsons. I do know the promised lower—or same—prices never materialized much to the surprise of the customers and the employees of Haggen. It seems Albertsons has more to gain as it owns the lone grocery […]

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