Nawrocki supports veterans projects

 

As a Vietnam veteran and veterans advocate, I am writing the letter in support of Steve Nawrocki for mayor.

When Nawrocki was on Pueblo City Council, he supported funding for the refurbishing of Drew Dix Park and he advocated for other various veteran projects. I do not know if Nawrocki is a veteran but he supports veterans and understands our issues.

A vote for Nawrocki is a vote for veterans.

Larry Alvarado, Pueblo

 

Gradisar represents needed change

 

Unlike Steve Henson in a recent Sunday column, I have made my mind up on who will get my vote for mayor.

I don’t question Henson's judgment that both candidates are qualified men with integrity; however, I differ with him in stating that we couldn’t go wrong with either candidate.

Steve Nawrocki, through his numerous years on Pueblo City Council, has had plenty of opportunities to “fix” Pueblo.

My vote goes to Nick Gradisar in hopes that “new blood” and some new thinking will be in Pueblo’s best interest.

Ken Hoff, Pueblo

 

Street repair fee costly, unfairly apportioned

 

It seems that more concerns are coming up about the way the city of Pueblo is going to charge for street repairs.

I have a small bar business and am only open a couple of days per month. My fee is going to be $50 per month, which is going to be impossible to pay for not only me but for many small businesses. Six hundred dollars a year is ridiculous.

I've spoken to many business owners around me and all are very upset with the fee.

Pueblo City Council member Mark Aliff says that if they are going to be pro-business how can they segregate certain business owners, but the doctor office around the corner from me will pay $10 while they take up a quarter block and have customers coming in every 5 or 10 minutes, hundreds of times more than me. And they certainly make more money than me.

It seems council is going to "shoot now and aim later" as it goes ahead with the billing. Pueblo City Council President Chris Nicoll said "Let's continue down this road and we'll fix it if there's problems." A very ironic statement considering the city hasn't been able to fix a road in as long as I can remember.

This was a total switch from what people voted for.

Russ Rollison, Pueblo

 

Trump critics disrespect office of president

 

Donald Trump is the President of the United States. Whether you like him and approve of him, or dislike or disapprove of him, he is the president.

Since the day of inauguration, he has, in my opinion, been under personal attack by Democrats, especially women, and the media has been biased against him in daily reporting of events.

His family has been under personal attack too. Rather than acknowledge any of the positive actions of President Trump or of First Lady Melania Trump, both have been subject to constant comments that border on slander.

It’s in vogue to say or print something then say, “Oops, I misspoke” or “I didn’t really mean to say that.” The latest comes from new U.S. representative Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich), whose son says “Mama, look: You won, Bullies don’t win.” Tlaib then says to her son, “Baby, they don’t, because we’re gonna go in there and we’re gonna impeach the motherf-----.” Her friends and colleagues are already saying that the comment was made in the heat of the moment and was not important. I say the comment shows the representative’s true color, how she typically speaks to her son and her true agenda. Representing the citizens of Michigan is obviously not her first priority.

It’s time for everyone to bury their grievances and honor the Office of the President of the United State. Show the world that we can still be proud of our country.

John Copley, Pueblo West