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Rants & Raves: Oct. 27, 2019

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  • Apparently council members have not sat through five light cycles and observed the Pedestrian Scramble ignoring the signs. Must have an audio alert (don’t walk) and light cycle fixed first or backup will get worse.
  • RE: Whelan’s letter - First, it’s not a “square,” it’s a rectangle. We call it the courthouse plaza. Next, we don’t have a “town” council ... this is a city. And the county oversees the plaza. Now you know!
  • RE: air quality - While I understand the reason for controlled burns, isn’t there a better way to achieve the same thing? The air quality is horribly compromised, and fear of “uncontrolled burns” is real.
  • Ban cellphone use while driving, but a dog on a driver’s lap hanging out window is OK? Where did common sense go?
  • Just because the city has been given permission to double Prescott’s population to 85,000 doesn’t mean it is morally right to do so. Put it on the ballot to see how citizens feel.
  • Loving God? Columnist Michael Reagan is concerned his brother, an avowed atheist, will burn in Hell. He won’t be there alone – millions of non-believers will be with him. If the Jews are right, so will the Christians!
  • RE: Prescott council moving forward with the water policy changes and potential build out to 85,000 population, it makes me wonder about their real motivation. Bigger fish in a bigger pond. Doubling the population is not good.
  • The people of Dewey-Humboldt and their town council have nothing more to do than whine about the mayor using a tomahawk as a gavel?!
  • It’s an absolute crime that those who cause the death of another by supplying them with drugs, via sales or a “gift,” cannot be charged with murder in this state. It’s a miscarriage of justice.
  • All of these projects and the massive spending by the city and county are eerily reminiscent of 2006-07. Remember what happened in 2008? History always repeats itself.
  • It would be nice if the smokers visiting the Prescott Valley library would properly dispose of their cigarette butts. The lovely black rock used in the landscaping on the library grounds was not put there to be your personal ashtray!
  • I offer my sincere thanks to the Costco shopper who turned in my book of stamps that they found in the parking lot.

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