All of us must make efforts

Dear Editor:

Soon the Pittsburg City Council will approve the building of nearly 400 houses in our foothills. This is pure stupidity. The hills are the only thing beautiful about Pittsburg. Destroying the foothills with houses is the beginning of the end. Some 400 today, 400 next year etc., and our City Council doesn't care. Have you noticed this developer isn't building homes around his castle on "Mt. Sinai" in Clayton? It's because he knows he can build thousands of houses in our foothills with outdoor toilets and the council would approve them.

Who in their right mind would buy a home in Pittsburg today? We don't have a major supermarket. All chains have tried here and failed.

Now we have third-rate grocery stores. Thanks to our City Council shoppers must carry their own shopping bags or pay extra for each bag. The merchants will tell shoppers to "bag your own goods, we're not going to."

Wouldn't Al Capone be proud of our city government and all the merchants that bought into this hair-brain idea?

We desperately need a new City Council with members who don't share one brain cell like this one.

Robert E. Guthrie

Pittsburg

What is the constitution for?

Dear Editor:

After reading a recent letter to the editor about Congress, I would like to add food for thought.

I can remember when the senators and Congress had to vote to declare war.

Now it seems the upper echelon can do it without them.

What is the constitution for?

If one can do what they please and not be held accountable, we are seeing more now than ever.

Perhaps the upper echelon along with the senators and congressman, were the first to go to war and the last to come home they wouldn't be so quick on the trigger to declare ware.

I don't know how a person in the military is acknowledged for his service in front of the Congress, Senate and media, then is stabbed in the back by lowering his income and his retirement -- while giving such superficial platitudes of his service.

R. V. Bean

Antioch

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