Letters to the Editor

Letter to the Editor: VIBRANT IS NOT WHAT ANYONE WOULD CALL OUR DOWNTOWN

Editor, Times-Advocate: Abed’s tirade during your interview, which you so aptly characterized as “enough to scald the hairs off a hog’s carcass,” reveal an out of control and scared mayor. Candidate Paul McNamara has struck Abed’s vulnerable nerves, and the response is classic Abed – flailing, mean, old and tired accusations against his opponents that they are in the pockets […]

Letter to the Editor: NEWLAND SIERRA HOUSING UNITS WOULD CREATE MANY NEGATIVE IMPACTS

Editor, Times-Advocate: Linda Bailey’s OpEd that people may have been misled by signing a petition so we, the residents of San Diego County, can vote on whether we want more large developments, contains the same smoke-screen arguments that have been used for years to try to justify the negative impacts created by large developments. Although this is conveniently not mentioned […]

Letter to the Editor: WE NEED A COMMON SENSE LEADER

Editor, Times-Advocate: Re:  “Abed calls McNamara’s claims “lies Sorry, successful cities don’t have endless ‘For Lease’ signs in their primary downtown place of business!  Nor, do they close a highly used library and outsource another, nor do they spend $ millions in legal settlements over their terrible decisions and $5 million more subsidizing a money-losing golf course–especially when they are […]

Letter to the Editor: HARPER HAS HAD A PROFOUND IMPACT ON THE SCHOOL BOARD

Editor, Times-Advocate: Re: “Zesty Harper wants to bring her common sense approach to a second term”  I’ve known Zesty since she was a student at Escondido Charter High school. The charter for ECH  is a thing of beauty,  it  fosters the best of academia and citizenship.  Zesty is the perfect example of those foundational principles in all aspects of her […]

Letter to the Editor: WE NEED A LEADER WHO LISTENS

Editor, Times-Advocate: Re: “Mayor candidate McNamara challenges Abed’s claims” I truly believe that Escondido needs a new vision with a new leader.  We need a leader that listens to the people of the city. After losing the East branch library and the outsourcing of the main library, I am convinced that Mr. Abed doesn’t really care what residents think is […]

Letter to the Editor: PROPOSITION 3 WOULD PROTECT WATERSHEDS

Editor, Times-Advocate: Clean water, clean watersheds and clean beaches are intrinsically linked to a strong economy.  Protecting our water supplies and watersheds is essential for California and San Diego County which is why the Escondido Creek Conservancy has joined water districts, business groups, other non-profit conservation groups, and resource conservation districts around the state in support of Proposition 3 on […]

Letter to the Editor: ABED’S RESPONSE: EMOTIONAL, VENGEFUL

Editor, Times-Advocate: I have watched Mayor Sam Abed, both as Mayor and Councilman for many years now. He does not like being crossed. His response to you is pretty typical—emotional, and vengeful. And, not very truthful.  He claims that Stone Brewery, 24-Hour Fitness, One Stop Systems, and Baker Electric have “located here under his watch.” Baker Electric was established in […]


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