Re "Some can't wait for 'Claw' " (Page A1, Oct. 18): It is unfortunate that the city held an election in which non-homeowners were allowed to determine the fate of those for whom trees are a huge responsibility. That said, it was my trees, not me, that "didn't get the memo."
At this time of year they generate two bins' worth of leaves per week, meaning half of it has to sit in the street until after the truck comes. Question for the city: Why not ditch the bins and use the claw year-round on the 10 percent of streets that have been identified as needing it?
As for those laughable "coupons" to go to the dump, is the city also providing pickup trucks? My trees generate far too much waste to stuff into my Toyota. Encouraging homeowners to take yard waste to the dump defeats the purpose of segregating and recycling it in the first place.
-- Janet Fullwood, Sacramento