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San Jose ought to heed name
for correct Fallon historical past
I commend Tom McEnery, previous mayor of San Jose, in his oped coping with the reality concerning the Fallon Statue (“San Jose wants to inform the reality about Fallon Statue,” Web page A18, Nov. 7).
McEnery doesn’t argue for conserving the statue, “however I do argue for telling the reality about what occurred then and within the subsequent American interval and all durations”. We’ve got seen what careless rhetoric and unsupported info may cause nationally. There really is an absence of fact, a menace to all our residents.
Our mayor and Metropolis Council want to inform the historic info accurately and make them a beacon for the long run, not the censuring or distorting of our historical past.
The voices that distort our historical past regionally and nationally, and sadly some are in authorities positions, are tearing aside our nation.
S.J. local weather plan ought to
embody Coyote Valley
As a highschool scholar, I’m excited that San Jose has dedicated to turning into carbon impartial by 2030 (“Metropolis seeks to be local weather change chief,” Web page B1, Nov. 10).
I agree with Dashiell Leeds that it is a needed goal, important to defending the surroundings, youth like me, and future generations. My life up to now has been impacted by devastating penalties of local weather change, together with fires, warmth waves and droughts; we should do all the things in our energy to protect a livable local weather.
Although this declaration is a step in the precise course, there nonetheless must be a particular plan with concrete measures (along with those talked about) so as to attain this important goal. One such step was to rezone Coyote Valley for agriculture and open house. Carbon emissions would improve, not lower, if warehouses have been allowed to be constructed there.
The lives of so many depend upon following by way of with San Jose’s dedication to daring local weather motion.
State ought to construct extra
animal street crossings
It’s unlucky to see one other headline a few mountain lion hit on the freeway (“San Mateo police cruiser hits mountain lion,” Nov. 7). With extra roads and growth reducing into wildlife habitat, these tragedies will proceed.
However the headlines signify solely a fraction of wildlife-vehicle crashes. Oftentimes when such collisions happen, these majestic cats and different wildlife transfer off the street and away from view.
That’s what occurred on State Route 92 in San Mateo when a police automotive collided with a mountain lion. I hope this cougar survived, however the actuality is, many which are hit die from their accidents whereas others lose their skill to seek out meals and perish later.
Roughly 100 mountain lions die in California yearly from reported collisions, however the precise quantity is probably going larger. One of the best ways to cut back these accidents is to construct crossings so animals can recover from and underneath freeways. This may make touring safer for mountain lions and drivers.
Senior scientist, Heart for Organic Variety
Courts have usurped
office security position
Re. “Biden’s vaccine mandates face check,” Web page A1, Nov. 8 :
OSHA was created by Congress, and President Nixon signed into regulation in 1971. The principle goal is to make sure secure and healthful working circumstances for staff by setting and implementing requirements.
Fifth Circuit Courtroom judges are deciding the well being and security of staff within the office and stating it’s unconstitutional and unwarranted.
We’ve got had greater than 750,000 lifeless and greater than 46 million have had COVID. The virus is a drag on the economic system. We’ve got greater than 1,000 day by day deaths and greater than 70,000 day by day new infections occurring. The office is a spot for the transmission of the virus.
These judges have determined neither Congress nor the Govt Department has the ability to find out which regulation is legitimate or wanted to maintain staff and stakeholders secure.