Why can you smoke at golf course?

The residents of Walnut Creek seem to be getting a little complacent in their old age.

The smoking ordinance approved by the city council is just playing follow-the-leader with Richmond; if they are going to get serious, why did they leave out Boundary Oaks Golf Course?

And just when they cry about being near broke and having to cut police personnel, they spring for $ 6 million for, of course -- you guessed it -- the Boundary Oaks Golf Course.

Who are they paying off out there? Maybe the Civil Grand Jury of Contra Costa County should look into that and see what kind of money was thrown in there the last 20 years.( hint, hint)

If it smells like fish, it must be fish.

But then, of course, we are nice, kind residents and don't make waves, right?

Richard Olson

Walnut Creek

Waiting for the lawsuits to be filed

It truly amazes me that the Walnut Creek City Council has ordained that all smokers that live in apartments, condos and town homes, where they dwell either as owners or renters, will be subject to fines, but that it's OK for medical marijuana smokers to keep lighting up. So I guess it's better to be a doper than a smoker.

What concerns me is that owners have little time to evict smokers, let alone get new tennants.

And what about the owners who live in condos or town homes who smoke? Who is going to pay the cost of lost revenue -- the city?

Also, who will be passing out tickets? What next, a ban against chocolate?

This newest edict has got to be the silliest, with one council member voting against -- Justin Wedel, who seems to be the one with the most sense. I can't wait for the lawsuits.

Maryann Sheridan

Walnut Creek