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Readers comments 3.22.13

Water rates are reasonable

Dear Editor:

I would like to first state my support for Tobias Hecht’s Viewpoint regarding the purchase of Golden State Water in Claremont. We have 5 people and pay a bill of about $50 to $60 per month, which I agree is quite reasonable. I would like to add that we all live in a desert, and so water is a precious and limited resource. Water is removed from aquifers at a much faster rate than it is replaced. Wasting water to make unused miniature golf courses in everyone's backyard is inane.

One the other hand, I would also like to respond to Nick Mirman’s letter to the editor on the same subject. Giant for-profit corporations do not have constitutional rights, people do. Golden State Water is also quite capable of defending itself.

Consequently, I doubt that anyone really thinks that your “California Alliance to Protect Private Property Rights” is anything but a shill. I suggest you quit this battle and go protect someone who needs it.

Brian Sutin

Claremont

 

Support the NVRA

Dear Editor:

The fate of the National Voter Registration Act (NVRA) now lies with the Supreme Court. For the second time in as many months, the justices are hearing arguments on vital legislation that has encouraged active participation in our democracy for nearly 2 decades.

The League of Women Voters of Arizona is a plaintiff in the case and the LWVUS has submitted an amicus brief to the Court.

If the Supreme Court rules against the NVRA, states would be free to pass laws that could restrict voter registration activities and thereby prevent eligible citizens from registering to vote. Pledge to support new voters and the organizations that bring them into the political process.

Contact the Supreme Court to let them know of your support for the NVRA. Thank you.

Ellen Taylor

VP, Advocacy

LWV of the Claremont Area

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