• Roads to nowhere

    I am writing about the story by Mike Wright on Sunday, Sept. 28 (“Cents for gas,” Page A1). This story was about the county’s referendum to pay for residential road resurfacing. It included interviews with acting County Administrator Jeff Rogers. Specifically the 1-cent sales tax would provide funding for resurfacing and maintenance of all county-maintained paved residential roadways. 

  • Vote for Amendment 1

    Contrary to popular rhetoric, more development means higher taxes. This is easy to validate. The standard of economic principles is supply and demand. More supply for a given demand means lower pricing. Every newly plotted lot decreases the value of existing parcels. Every new house built decreases the value of existing homes. 

    Amendment 1 can put downward pressure on taxing trends and help make every existing home and parcel more valuable. 

  • We're sinking by the bow

    Nancy Nehring’s provocative response to my letter certainly requires some answers from me. 

  • We love you just the way you are

    The discussion topic was love and got this AA thinking. Last night’s topic at the meeting was love. People had many different descriptions and definitions. The way I see it, in our AA program, love is the same as grace. Some find grace in the eyes of God, some in their spouse, and others, like myself, find grace in the members of Alcoholics Anonymous.

  • I'm voting against Amendment 2

    It was quite a debate recently between state Rep. Jimmie T. Smith and super attorney John Morgan. Morgan referred to Smith as “Jimmie Ray” until someone corrected him. Rather than just letting it go with a simple apology, Morgan said he thought everyone in this area had names like Jimmie Ray, John Boy and Billy Bob. Wonder if Morgan thinks we are all illiterate hillbillies in Citrus County?

  • Henry Ford the socialist?

    I wonder what today’s GOP would think of Henry Ford, premier U.S. capitalist. They would probably dub him a socialist, Marxist or worse.

    “Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success,” said Ford. “If everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care of itself.” 

  • ENDORSEMENT: Vote Kitchen for District 2

    Commitment should be at the cornerstone of anyone seeking public service. Mr. Ron Kitchen has no desire to be given your vote. Instead Mr. Kitchen has made a commitment to earn your vote. 

  • ENDORSEMENT: Koller puts people, country before party
  • Keep an eye on checkbook

    I was dumbfounded when I read the Sept. 15 Chronicle article naming The Zimmerman Agency as the company selected to brand Crystal River for the Tourist Development Council. My wife and I just relocated to Citrus County from Okaloosa County in the Florida panhandle, specifically Destin.

  • Give thanks to brave doctors, nurses

    The Ebola virus has already taken over 3,000 lives in three African countries. It has a high rate of mortality for those stricken by it; it is contagious and spread by contact with the body fluids of someone infected. With the travel by plane around the world it could easily become pandemic.