Letters to the Editor
Stop complaining and go help others
Really, people, isn’t it time to stop these negative “Letters to the Editor?” If you are bored, go out and volunteer — there are so many people in need of help. You blast the Democrats, now I ask you, do you get a monthly payment from Social Security and are you covered by Medicare? If so, do you think to say thank you to the Democrats who passed them?
Franklin Roosevelt gave us Social Security and Harry Truman gave us Medicare. Now take time to research what Ronald Reagan did to teachers, firemen, police. They only receive 40 percent of Social Security. I am married to a retired professor who worked many years at night to build up his money going into Social Security. Ha! That did not work; he still gets only 40 percent. Do you think this is fair? Bet our politicians get much more. Again, instead of writing so many Letters to the Editor, take time to go visit seniors and veterans who are lonely and in need of friends.
Help keep beach areas clean in Yuma
The garbage at the confluence of the Colorado River and Gila River is disappointing and disturbing. We were shocked at all the garbage strewn all over the beach last weekend. Dirty diapers, broken bottles, propane canisters, food wrappers, soda cups and lots of plastic water bottles. If you love to use that area, help keep it clean. If you bring it to the river, take it home. Don’t let your friends leave garbage behind. Bring gloves and pick up a few items that someone else carelessly left behind. Stop bringing glass bottles to the beach!
If we all make the effort to take our garbage home and pick up a little bit that lazy people left after their day at the beach, it will help a lot! What a wonderful resource we have here to float, swim and enjoy the rivers. If you use this beautiful area, our oasis in a hot desert climate, help keep it clean.
Roundabouts are expensive and dangerous
As a longtime Yuma resident, I am shocked at the expensive and dangerous roundabouts on Araby Road and Giss Parkway. At the cost of $8 million, the Araby Road roundabout is a disaster. Daily I witness near accidents and drivers playing cat and mouse while driving.
Construction was awful and although we had Highway Patrol officers during the day, at night it is frightening to maneuver since there is no lighting and poor signage. Signs are routinely knocked over and instead of making the flow of traffic better, the city has put drivers at risk.
Our winter visitors for the most part have NO IDEA of the proper lanes in which to drive and cut off vehicles trying to access the interstate ramps. I have seen more than eight accidents on these roads since the construction and cannot believe our tax dollars went to such poor planning.
Instead of making it difficult to navigate our roads and overspending, why not address the lack of sun structures for the YCAT shuttles and preserving our North End.
Yuma history is disappearing. I was born here and I am saddened to see such waste.