We all can be preserving water from city wells and I acknowledge the city manager’s concern about water shortages. To help conserve water he has prohibited “filing home pools and home car washing.” I take exception to washing your car at home versus using a commercial car wash found at service stations. Commercial car washes use more water than washing your car at home. In effect the city is mandating wasting water. I’m confident there are additional water-saving methods/ideas to save water that can be implemented that may be more effective.
To the Editor:
I've had high regard and appreciation for the Bulletin as our community newspaper. But now the Viewpoints page has a Chaplain's Corner in which Chris Langelett preaches the Christian Gospel and that old time Trinitarian religion. If that's going to be the only religious viewpoint, then the Bulletin is no longer a community newspaper in the sense of being for the whole community. It's now for the conservative Christian community. The rest of us are outsiders.
I know two things for certain: First the suggested additional $10 million in county taxes collected from the TCAAP site will not result in decreased taxes for the citizens of Ramsey County and secondly, there is no way "every inch" of that property is clean.
Do you know that feeling when the moment has passed and it finally occurs to you what you should have said?
Dec. 1, New Brighton held its annual "Truth in Taxation" meeting that gives tax payers the opportunity to weigh in on the city's proposed budget for the coming year. I considered what I might say there since I had followed with interest the council's discussions, but I couldnít quite come up with the right words. So I attended without any plans to get up and speak.
Recently reported is the retirement of District 41 DFL State Sen. Barb Goodwin and the coincident announcements of District 41A DFL Rep. Connie Bernardy and District 41B, DFL Rep. Carolyn Laine that they will run for Goodwin's Senate seat. Both Bernardy and Laine are in their fifth, two-year terms in the Minnesota House of Representatives.
As a newly licensed teacher and twenty year resident of New Brighton, I have observed and appreciated that our local legislators are all strong proponents of education. With Sen. Barb Goodwin retiring, I will be supporting Rep. Connie Bernardy to replace her in the Minnesota Senate. Our schools need a strong voice in St. Paul and Connie is that voice. Educational quality in our public schools is why Minnesota comes in at the top of national rankings. Test scores are regularly at or near the top, we have top-ranked universities — both public and private — and the citizens of Minnesota consistently support their schools.