No more iconic art
I would like to point out to Mayor Betsy Price and Councilman Zim Zimmerman that they have their iconic piece(s) of art for the city in the lighted columns along Lancaster Avenue.
The fact that they don’t have the impact the city wanted because the lights don’t show up is a flaw in vision and shouldn’t be an excuse to hit up citizens for another piece of “iconic” art.
— Susan Harper, Fort Worth
No to MyRA
I must take exception to Friday’s column by Secretary of the Treasury Jacob Lew, “MyRA for low-, middle-income retirement.”
The MyRA proposal has nothing to do with helping people save for retirement. It is intended to do three things: convince us that only the government can make our lives better, make President Obama look like the good guy and provide additional funds for the government to continue its out-of-control spending.
Any individual can already save $5 or more each payday in a multitude of ways. If he/she doesn’t have the ability or discipline to do it now, the MyRA will make no difference. There is no tax advantage to the saver, and all funds must go toward the purchase of government securities.
The MyRA proposal is just more political nonsense that will create another bureaucracy and not solve any real problems.
— James Withaeger, Arlington
Pantego Christian Academy administration is patting itself on the back and saying it listened to neighborhood objections regarding lights for its new stadium. It did not listen very well. The lights are only part of the objections. Noise, on-street parking, trash and decline in property values are just a few of the problems associated with the facility.
Neighborhood objections extended much farther than on Waggoner Drive as reported in the newspaper. There are at least a dozen streets in the area surrounding the academy that will be negatively impacted by construction of this facility, which will be nothing but a nuisance to the area.
It is more than a little disconcerting that PCA, which pays no property taxes, can force their way with no consideration of the long-term effects on the neighborhood. There are other options that PCA could pursue and it’s time for that to happen if PCA wishes to be a good neighbor.
— Donald Brignac, Arlington
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