In response to the state Lithium Valley Commission’s draft report released in September, decisions on lithium mining around the Salton Sea are based on the latest scientific evidence and take into account the rights of people living near the sea. I hope it will be done. .
We are human beings and a complete family that could be forgotten if the necessary means and resources were not recognized.
Efforts to reduce harm and increase accountability are characteristic of this majority Latino- and Spanish-speaking region already facing inequalities, poverty, marginalization, displacement and public health emergencies. must be taken into account. We live in an area where many factors already affect the poor environment. These include the dry Salton Sea, secret dumps, dry deserts, hot climates and pesticides used in agriculture.
I would like to thank the Commission for its report, but I would like it to be more condensed and easier to read. It contains words that are not commonly used (such as “salmuera”), and its repetition can be confusing. We recommend that each recommendation made in the report has wording about who made the recommendation and where it came from so that the process is more transparent.
Sandra Ramirez, Coachella
Lenny Brown has integrity
I’ve known Renee Brown for decades and admire her honesty. She knows more Palms than she does She knows Springs and I don’t know anyone who appreciates her. Her family has lived here for generations. She has dedicated her life to serving Palm Her Springs, but she thinks only of the city’s best interests. Her walk talk!
When I think about why I should choose her, I look at the personality of the individual. When your reputation matches your character on a par with honesty. Please support her.
Kelly Berman, Palm Desert
Measure A allows hosted STVR
Sunday’s letter to the editor by Brent Lamb, “Short-term rentals supported my family…” does not mention that Measure A allows hosted STVR.
People who want to rent part of their home (home sharing) can do so when the home owner is present. Mr. Lam can rent the house for as long as he lives in it during the rental period. The city’s economic impact analysis does not take this into account. It blatantly and falsely suggests that all her STVRs simply disappear.
It’s the underlying deception that our mayor and city council somehow blatantly endorse. They are using our city funds for their No on A campaign! If it’s not illegal, it should be. The majority of STVR owners are outside investors, not voters, and don’t care about our community. The structure of La Quinta is at stake in this election. If Bill A doesn’t pass, people will be forced to move to escape the madness while selling their homes to the highest bidder, his STVR investors. This cycle will ruin our community forever. Save your neighborhood! Upvote Measure A.
Paul Quill, La Quinta
Realizing the American Dream: No to Major A
I have been a short term rental owner for 3 years and was initially drawn to the City of La Quinta. Because it’s a great place to have a second or retirement home. Our family is long-term residents, not short-term rental owners, so we pride ourselves on adding value to our community.
To maintain the integrity of our homes and neighborhoods, we have taken great care to equip our homes with noise monitors, limit the number of guests, and post signs about quiet hours. rice field. The listing makes it clear our neighborhood is not a party place.Guests will also sign an additional consent form to respect community rules.
We increase our city’s revenues, expand our amenities offerings, and support local economies. You can actually get better neighbors with responsible short-term homeowners. My goal is to one day own my own home outright.
But this is how you own a piece of the American Dream in a great city that we love and support. Vote NO on Measure A. If not, it strips you of the taxes and small business owner support that makes the city stand out.
Bianca Poindexter-Smith, La Quinta
Shame on the Desert Sun for Wallis
Shame on the Desert Sun editorial board for supporting right-wing liar Greg Wallis.
Did you bother to listen to his radio ad? One falsely claims that Christy Holstige wants to kill Medicare. It’s pointless because you’re running for the California State Senate, not for some federal government.
I felt the statements on his website were very harmful to America’s seniors and immigrants (mostly Latinos). So he’s probably against Medicare, and against California’s medical assistance for all the children who live here, and against adult illegal immigration, which contributes billions of dollars to California’s economy.
Vote for California Rep. Christy Holstege.
Dori Smith, Palm Desert
gambling problem in california
Finally, finally, I agree with what Joe Mathews wrote. His story about gambling in California is spot on and 100% accurate.
Instead of listening to the rants and promises of politicians, the sooner people start thinking, the better off we all are. If you go to a casino for dinner or a show, you’ll see people dressed like they pulled clothes out of the nearest trash can.
Gambling is big money and mostly for casinos. Why spend $440 million on something if it’s not profitable?
You will see a small sign that says “If you have a gambling problem please call this number”. Many good things happen when it’s too late.
There’s an old saying in politics that follows money, but it’s not just gambling.
Barry Cohen, Palm Desert
I vote for Aurora Wilson
I support Aurora Wilson’s re-election to the Board of Directors of the Desert Community College District. Aurora has been my friend for over 40 years and I have found her to be caring, knowledgeable and loyal.
Aurora values its students, faculty and staff. She herself is a student at her community community college and knows the importance of having classes for people seeking her career certification, associate degree, and transfer student. She listens to the concerns of staff and faculty and serves the community knowing that our money is spent on bond measures for college development.
Aurora is an accredited trustee through the Board of Trustees of Community Colleges (ACCT) and regularly attends ACCT meetings. She works with many non-profit organizations in the Coachella Valley. These activities contribute to the knowledge necessary to fulfill her role as her fiduciary.
Aurora embodies perfection. Just see how she ran her campaign Join me at College of the Desert and support her Trustee Aurora.
Gail Miller, Palm Desert