Backward on seaside driving
Incoming Volusia County Chair Jeff Brower has a plan for Volusia’s long run, and it frighteningly phone calls for a return to the past. (“New county chair phone calls seashore driving priority,” Dec. 15) Loud, jacked-up pickup vans gunning up and down the beach unrestricted. Rundown inns greedy for a clientele that mainly no more time exists. Hoards of glassy-eyed young adults wandering the Boardwalk on heat summer time nights. And ongoing financial dependence on occasional events at the Speedway.
The only thing lacking from Brower’s nostalgic longing for a return to ‘70s Daytona Beach front is a disco soundtrack.
David Weber, DeLand
Floridians are having difficulties, require enable
Our Sen. Rick Scott voted from the aid monthly bill which, although pared down and not at all what both facet preferred, will give $600 to Americans and their people if President Donald Trump signals it. It also consists of extended unemployment rewards for thousands and thousands of employees who have no positions through no fault of their possess.
As Scott mentioned, there were being strings connected, as there frequently are. The primary invoice was offered to the greater part months back, where it lay gathering dust for months. Finally, at the previous moment, an historically extended invoice has been passed. The tradeoffs had been worth having the support to desperate households.
Scott touts his humble beginnings and I applaud his resolve in becoming a accomplishment. But in the interim he seems to have forgotten what becoming weak was like.
At the Christmas split, Scott will in all probability mend to his property in Naples. He has a net really worth in the tens of millions in spite of his tenure at HCA. Yet he begrudges common Individuals $600 to hold them, at least in the limited time period, from full economical disaster.
He does this on theory. He does it in excess of a philosophical variance. I suggest you cannot consume principle, nor retain a roof in excess of your head with philosophy, nor hold warm with beliefs. Millions of Us residents and Floridians are keenly informed of these specifics but Scott is among the individuals who appear to be not to be.
Mary D. Fischetti, Edgewater
Grim reminder of alligator attack
I imagined Wednesday’s cartoon was in very bad taste. Has everybody forgotten so promptly the tiny boy, Lane Graves, who was grabbed and killed in 2016 by an alligator at the Grand Floridian in Disney? I sincerely hope his parents by no means see that cartoon.
Ann Aniello, Daytona Seaside
Give each sides a chance
It was sad to read through the letter on Monday, “Biden’s Usa: Leftist and dark,” with expressions of loathe in its contents. Guess the author wishes to carry on the divisiveness in our region involving loaded and poor, and distinctive races. Shameful. Other options exist beside the detest Donald Trump professed.
As an unbiased voter, I vote for what will make feeling for our region, Democrat or Republican. Neither part is normally accurate. Give Joe Biden a probability like we gave Trump a likelihood. Regrettably, occasion folks want an open up mind, but that is not likely to alter.
Rene E. Paquette, Ponce Inlet