Bravo, Tracy Press
The Our Voice on Friday, “We believe in something, it propel us forward,” is a fine piece of writing.
Your voice is the voice of thousands of taxpaying residents of Tracy. You have articulated all of the things that are wrong with our city leaders and City Hall.
The “our way or the highway” is standard operating procedure as is the “what is in it for me” attitude that greets us when dealing with the city.
I agree that the city of Tracy has a huge potential for becoming a destination city, a place people enjoy when they are here.
The path we are headed down, thanks to our deal-making team of leaders, is for Corral Hollow Road to be the highway leading to the new town of Tracy Hills. There will be only one road in and out of this new town. The only ones to benefit will be the developers.
Sure, they will dig a pool, but we will have to pay for it in more than one way.
The vision of what Tracy leaders have for us is clear. It is not for any road improvements, traffic relief, new business, concentrated downtown, new police, added firefighters, parks you can ride a bike to, open space so you could still see the hills and schools that are safe to send your children.
The city of Tracy is way off when it comes to the vision of our future. Think about what Tracy could be and vote accordingly.
Daun Elmore, Tracy
In the Tuesday issue of the Tracy Press, there was on the back page an ad to place “full color personal ads for a special veteran in your life.” I was touched by the examples printed on the ad, and then I read the details: “Cost is $39.”
I find this demeaning to the veterans of America. Veteran’s Day is not a Hallmark holiday. It is a day to honor the brave men and women who have and do protect our country.
Please reconsider charging for these ads or donate the money to the veterans.
I personally would love to see pages and pages of these tributes, but will not feel good about it being a profit-making scheme on behalf of the Tracy Press.
Jeanne Northum, Tracy