Yes to 8 Washington plan

Props. B and C would set a bad precedent,” Opinion, Thursday

Yes to 8 Washington plan

I have to strongly disagree with your editorial opposing Propositions B and C. Approval of both will immediately create 250 new construction jobs and 140 permanent jobs and generate more than $100 million for our local economy and generate $11 million in funding for construction of affordable housing in San Francisco. More than half of the land in the proposed 8 Washington plan is dedicated to recreation and public open space.

This November, San Franciscans will face a clear choice: Vote yes on Props. B and C and have more public parks, a more accessible waterfront and more jobs. Or vote no and leave a toxic asphalt parking lot and an obstructing 1,735 foot fence that stretches five football fields.

Give San Francisco a greener, more accessible waterfront. Vote Yes on Props. B and C.

E.F. Sullivan, San Francisco

Prop. A is needed to keep S.F. on a sound fiscal path,” Opinion, Oct. 10

Prop. A is too complicated

Because the No on A people lack funds or visibility the no on A voice has been ignored. This is lack of attention is so widespread that most political clubs and media have never had the opportunity to hear the voices of the opposition. Since these groups and media outlets have not consulted with Proposition A opposition, they took the easy way out and voted to back the Yes on A side.

This measure is so complicated and so fraught with backing from not too worker friendly corporations and organizations, it is recommended, that voters vote no on A.

The proponents should come back with a simpler and more understandable version.

Denise D'Anne

San Francisco

Molester to serve 24 years,” Law & Disorder, Thursday

Violence is never funny

I don't have any huge objections to The San Francisco Examiner's insistence that all criminals are scum. But Thursday's article by Mike Aldax crossed the line.

Aldax snickers about prison violence with the gleeful tone of a 10-year-old boy roasting ants under a magnifying glass. Such snickering amounts to putting a stamp of approval on such violence. I'm glad that Omar Melendez will spend many years in prison, but I hope he doesn't get cornered by a mob of inmates while guards look the other way, and have his body parts subjected to a blowtorch.

Articles such as this by Aldax create an environment where such horrors are more likely to happen. The world could do with less horror rather than more.

Bob Frost, San Francisco

Golf course upgrades await vote,” The City, Thursday

Sharp Park course run down

Thank you for your article about Harding Park golf course. As this course potentially undergoes renovations to make it a more profitable and desirable place to golf, I am concerned with other golf courses owned by San Francisco. Sharp Park in Pacifica is one such course that is run down and unprofitable.

Continuing to put resources into the upkeep of Sharp Park takes money away from other golf courses and park services. Spending needs to be prioritized in order to develop the locations that can best use such resources.

Jillian Smith, San Francisco

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