Big idea, big mistake
Re “Steinberg urges ‘thinking big’ on convention center” (Page 1A, Oct. 18): Mayor-elect Darrell Steinberg urges expansion of the convention center. He sees expansion as “an opportunity to define (Sacramento) in both message and action as a Destination City.” Planners will now address the questions of how, when, where. For me, the most important question is why.
By midafternoon, the freeway traffic is at a standstill. Downtown parking is a joke. Bus service has scaled back. City services have been curtailed. Current plans call for an additional 10,000 housing units into downtown, yet Steinberg suggests enlarging the convention center so Sacramento can be “competitive with markets such as Indianapolis.” Oh, please.
My suggestion: Instead of thinking large, think small. If we must compete, make it in livability. For the incoming council and the mayor, please shrink the egos. In this case, size does matter.
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Tom Shragg, Sacramento
Trump responsible for poll numbers
Re “Trump calls accusers ‘sick’ – 2 more surface” (Page 1A, Oct. 15): I wonder if it has occurred to Donald Trump’s supporters that Trump himself and his ridiculous behavior could be responsible for his declining poll numbers? Where are we – in a schoolyard during recess?
Unfortunately, millions of misled Americans have lined up behind a lying, tyrannical despot.
Marcella Lorfing, Davis
Test for what kind of drugs?
Re “Trump suggests debate drug test” (Page 17A, Oct. 16): Of course Donald Trump is calling for a drug test before Wednesday’s debate. The first two debates proved that he’s not using performance-enhancing drugs.
John Cary Sims,
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