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 By Letters    Opinion    April 11, 2024 

Culver City Observer Letters Policy

Letters and Commentaries are the opinion of the individual writers and do not necessarily reflect the opinion of the newspaper. The Culver City Observer takes positions on issues and will be marked...

 
 By Letters    Opinion    January 26, 2023

Why should we trust the 'experts'? They always fail us when it matters

By Jon Coupal President of the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association There’s an old joke about the origins of the word “expert.” The story is that it is a combination of the word “ex” – meaning a h...

 
 By Letters    Opinion    January 19, 2023

Why should we trust the 'experts'? They always fail us when it matters

By Jon Coupal President of the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association There’s an old joke about the origins of the word “expert.” The story is that it is a combination of the word “ex” – meaning a h...

 
 By Letters    Opinion    January 19, 2023

Assembly Bill to Restrict local Recall Moves

By Jon Coupal and Scott Kaufman As the Legislature gavels in for another session of taxpayer abuse, we can look back at the last session and cheerfully report, it could have been worse. The...

 
 By Letters    Opinion    January 19, 2023

Re. "Government Transparency" letter from C. Alexander published Jan. 5, 2023.

Dear Editor, In her letter of Jan. 5, 2023, Ms. Alexander belittles the role of the Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee, stating it is “involved in making recommendations on the use of the p...

 
 By Letters    Opinion    January 5, 2023

What California taxpayers need to know about unemployment insurance

By Jon COUPAL President Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association I sincerely hope that readers aren’t turned off by the title of this column. While most taxpayers aren’t directly responsible for pay...

 
 By Letters    Opinion    January 5, 2023

Government Transparency

Dear Editor, In a democracy, vigilance is required. Over the last decade, the City Council has created three Advisory Committees, in the areas of Bicycle & Pedestrian, Equity and Human Relations, and...

 
 By Letters    Opinion    January 5, 2023

Pro-choice Catholics

Dear Editor, In my former life as a Catholic nun (I left the convent at 27), I dealt with a lot of difficult and controversial issues. But I didn’t really think about abortion at all — until a fam...

 
 By Letters    Opinion    December 8, 2022

MWD Coverup

As a retired engineer, having worked for the Metropolitan Water District (MWD) for 29 years, I have been following this story along with fellow retirees and employees. I'm at a loss as to why MWD is...

 
 By Letters    Opinion    November 24, 2022

Dear Editor:

On November 17, 2022, our new councilmember-elect Dan O’Brien described his plan for addressing homelessness in an interview with Culver City News. It’s incomprehensible. O’Brien starts with the p...

 
 By Letters    Opinion    November 24, 2022

Avoid a Holiday Tragedy

Dear Editor, Avoid a Holiday Tragedy The holiday season comes with family gatherings, social time with friends, and office parties. These joyful events can lead to life-altering consequences, like...

 
 By Letters    Opinion    November 10, 2022

If It Is Not Genocide, Don't Compare It To The Holocaust

There are far too many atrocities that both have occurred in recent times and that continue to occur. They need to be reported upon, discussed, and universally condemned. Moreover, we need to do what...

 
 By Letters    Opinion    November 3, 2022

Dear Neighbors,

As a lifelong Feminist/Progressive/Pro-choice Democrat, I am writing to ask you to vote by November 8th for Dan O’Brien and Denice Renteria for Culver City Council. I believe that in our nonpartisan l...

 
 By Letters    Opinion    November 3, 2022

Dear Editor,

I’m writing to voice my strong and unwavering support for Alex Fisch in this critically important upcoming election for City Council here in Culver City. The actions the next council takes on the i...

 
 By Letters    Opinion    November 3, 2022

To whom it may concern,

I feel the need to share that Dan O'Brien, candidate for City Council for Culver City is incredibly responsive and involved with his residents and business owners in Culver City. I felt the need to...

 
 By Letters    Opinion    November 3, 2022

Dear Culver City Neighbors,

We are currently experiencing a ‘spiral of silence’ in Culver City. It can and should be stopped. In 1974, Elisabeth Noelle-Neumann, a political scientist, coined the phrase ‘spiral of silence’ to des...

 
 By Letters    Opinion    November 3, 2022

Letter to Editor;

I decided not to run for Culver City Council this year for a few reasons. In the last election cycle for Culver City Council 2020, I received 2,163 votes which in previous off years would have been a...

 
 By Letters    Opinion    November 3, 2022

Dear editor,

I feel compelled to canvass and support Dan O’Brien and Denice Renteria for the Culver City council race. They are the only candidates that can help turn the course of our city back into a safe c...

 
 By Letters    Opinion    October 27, 2022

Developer has Endorsements

Dear Editor, A developer in Santa Monica is pushing through 4500 units of housing, and in Redondo Beach over 2300 units are proposed to replace the beachfront AES power plant, and for that reason...

 
 By Letters    Opinion    October 27, 2022

L.A. Councilmembers are unfit

As elected leaders we are held to a higher standard, and while we should never accept racist remarks from anyone, it is particularly heinous when those remarks are made by the people, we have...

 
 By Letters    Opinion    October 20, 2022

Support for Dan O'Brien

Dear Editor, I am writing this letter to show my support for Dan O’Brien. For several years in the early 2000s, I worked with Dan on the Board of the Culver City Education Foundation, He was always o...

 
 By Letters    Opinion    October 20, 2022

Supports Dan O'Brien

Dear Editor, I am writing to submit an endorsement for Dan O’Brien’s bid to be elected to the Culver City Council. I have known Dan since 2014 through our sons local Scouts BSA Troop 108. My son had n...

 
 By Letters    Opinion    October 20, 2022

MOVE means we say "SHOVE IT, Alex"

While we do understand that MOVE planning considerations involved such artistic issues as to which pastel traffic paint color to choose, there was zero outreach to Arts District residents to inform...

 
 By Letters    Opinion    October 20, 2022

Why Vote Yes on Measure VY?

We are a youth-led campaign to lower Culver City’s voting age to 16 in municipal and school board elections Initial reactions to our movement are often immediate and negative. This is u...

 
 By Letters    Opinion    October 13, 2022

Mega-Drought?

Dear Editor, Are We Prepared for the Mega-Drought? Let’s make sure we are by electing a local Culver City resident and water expert to represent us on the board of the West Basin water district: S...

 

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