Letters: Prop. G will help renters

“Prop. G would slow down quick property turnover,” The City, Oct. 12

Prop. G will help renters

I agree with The San Francisco Examiner and the San Francisco Democratic Party who endorsed Proposition G.

By voting yes on Prop. G, and passing this transfer tax on real estate, we will make it harder for greedy speculators to get rich by ruining other people's lives. This reasonable tax will make it less profitable for speculators to throw their victims out of the apartments that their innocent victims call home.

Please help many San Franciscans by voting to pass this common sense reform.

Ron Feiertag

San Francisco

“Adult permits are yanked,” The City, Friday

Reservation issue complex

The Recreation and Park Department understandably became defensive when facing eager soccer-playing youth in conflict with adults.

However, a decision to cancel reservation opportunities at one park will likely soon lead to similar issues in other parks with soccer and baseball fields.

The longstanding arrangement of people being able to reserve a park space is rooted in that anyone from across The City should be able to use a park for a certain purpose at a certain time.

This prevents a turf ownership feeling that develops where I, as a resident living next to a recreation center, have priority rights to my neighborhood field.

Soccer clubs and school teams have also for decades reserved fields on a weekly basis to maintain some order and decreased conflict.

Peter Vaernet

San Francisco

“Soda lobby spends big to defeat tax,” The City, Oct. 12

Save money with soda tax

There are not a lot of things that poor families can afford to enjoy the same as rich families. Fortunately, there is one thing that will not only make them more like rich families, but will also save them money. Instead of serving sugary sodas with meals, serve ice water garnished with a lemon slice. The higher the soda tax, the more families will save. Vote yes on Proposition E.</p>

Erica Byrne

San Francisco

“SFMTA funding, parking fees are on ballot,” The City, Oct. 16

No on Prop. A, Yes to Prop. L

Proposition L sends a loud but simple message to Mayor Ed Lee and the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency: Your priorities are wrong. Stop the war on cars, and rethink the plan to balance everyone's transportation needs.

Proposition A sends a simple SFMTA message to the voters: give us a half-billion dollars and don't ask any questions. Therefore, voters should vote no on Prop. A and yes on Prop. L.

Ted Loewenberg

San Francisco

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