Respect area's beauty
EDITOR: As a relative newcomer to Petaluma, I find that after eight years the natural rural beauty of this area is still awe-inspiring.
The green hills, the open fields, vineyards and flowers are truly a treasure. What amazes me is that some people here use the rural roads as a dump. Computer monitors, furniture, old refrigerators and Christmas trees!
I guess it's too much trouble to dispose of these items properly so they choose to use the countryside as their personal dump.
Casa Grande Road between Adobe Road and Ely is a prime example. How much trouble can it be to get rid of this stuff properly? Imagine if we lived near the Grand Canyon. Imagine what they would toss over the edge to the river below. We have been given so much here in terms of natural beauty. I wish everyone would respect it.
Terry Hurdy, Petaluma
More taxes a bad idea
EDITOR: Michael Caruana is right about taxation in the letter to the editor he wrote in the Dec. 13 Argus-Courier. Let me digress to explain my view.
About 25 years ago, then, Gov. Jerry Brown created the public service unions. He did so to insure Democrats would always be elected in California. It worked. But the union had to support democrats to get the wages and benefits they now have.