Letters: Water fix | Oakland guns | Dog parks | Wood alternatives | No to ‘defunding’ | Identity politics

Letters: Water fix | Oakland guns | Dog parks | Wood alternatives | No to ‘defunding’ | Identity politics

Submit your letter to the editor via this form . Read more Letters to the Editor . Legislature should step in on water fix Re. “ Water proposal resulting in rancor ,” Page A1, Nov. 17: California uses more water than it collects. The climate crisis is getting worse. We need food from farms that need water to grow crops. These are straightforward environmental and ecological concerns. Let’s not turn the proposed “ Water Infrastructure Funding Act of 2022 ” into another left-right ideological fight. Dams, reservoirs, desalination plants and recycled water plants can be built with appropriate and adequate environmental oversight while serving their purpose of providing more water for our parched state. Maybe our state legislators should take this up and write a reasonable bill before the initiative process puts a proposition on the ballot that is less than well-designed. Bruce Joffe Piedmont Oakland must act to end gun violence Re. “ Runaway gun violence sets the country apart ,” Page A6, Nov. 16: We are sick and tired of the failure of the City Council to get guns off the streets of Oakland. The Second Amendment to the Constitution does not give thugs the right to carry guns used to mug, rob, terrorize and murder our citizens. The city must pass an ordinance with sharp teeth to keep these guns off the streets. If Texas can pass legislation that prevents women from having rights to their own bodies then surely the City Council can pass legislation […]

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