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Mitigating local weather change
results isn’t sufficient

Kudos to Paul Rogers for his wonderful front-page story on the launch of the San Francisco Bay flood management venture (“$545 million flood management venture launches,” Web page A1, April 15). As Rogers states, the Bay is “an more and more critical menace to hundreds of thousands of residents and a whole bunch of billions of {dollars} of bayfront property … as seas proceed their sluggish however relentless rise.”

The expense of combating sea-level rise goes to be monumental. Whereas adaptive measures reminiscent of levees are necessary, it additionally makes financial sense to avert what harm we are able to with broader measures.

Earth Day marks the one-year anniversary of Biden’s pledge to chop greenhouse gasoline emissions in half by 2030. Time is working out to keep away from the worst penalties of local weather change. We can not squander the perfect alternative to move local weather laws in additional than a decade. Congress should move significant local weather coverage that lives as much as Biden’s pledge, and a worth on carbon is a vital part.

Paula Danz
Los Altos

Chavez shouldn’t take
money from outdoors S.J.

It’s been reported within the press that the San Francisco 49ers have  contributed $300,000 to an impartial expenditure known as “Residents for Cindy Chavez, Mayor 2022. As everybody is aware of, the 49ers are based mostly within the metropolis of Santa Clara, not San Jose. One wonders why the 49ers are so within the Chavez marketing campaign. Why have they given her marketing campaign a lot cash?

The following mayor of San Jose ought to all the time make the pursuits of San Jose their prime precedence. San Jose wants a mayor who is not going to be beholden to political donors on day one. Maybe Cindy Chavez is working for workplace within the mistaken metropolis. Possibly she ought to run for mayor of Santa Clara as a substitute.

Pete Campbell
San Jose

Vote for Ramona Snyder
for S.J. council District 1

Re. “Kamei is your best option for S.J. Metropolis Council District 1,” Web page A6, April 15:

I’m writing to precise my deep assist for Ramona Snyder for San Jose Metropolis Council District 1.

Throughout my entire time because the Hamann Park Neighborhood Affiliation president, I’ve labored with Ramona by way of our neighborhood affiliation’s efforts and actions. She has all the time attended, supported and labored very onerous for our neighborhood. She grew up right here and has been energetic in the neighborhood. She has supported Clear Cities and our much-needed park sources. Crime and security are massive issues for Ramona, and he or she has developed relationships with legislation enforcement. Homeless options and help are additionally necessary and new housing targets, job development and monetary accountability are prime of listing.

Aside from all this Ramona is a caring, easy-going folks individual. She is nice to deal and talk with. She is all the time there to take part and lend a serving to hand. She is a good individual, pal and an actual asset for San Jose. I’m together with her 100%.

Vince Navarra
President, Hamann Park Neighborhood Affiliation
San Jose

Bettering Caltrain higher
than high-speed rail

The Mercury Information experiences a ballot by which a slim majority of Californians assist finishing California’s high-speed rail venture. This reveals all of it will depend on how the query is couched.

As soon as you realize that the high-speed rail passenger capability between the Bay Space and the Los Angeles/San Diego space won’t ever be greater than 10% of the passengers that fly these routes, it’s apparent this a part of HSR is not going to scale back greenhouse gasoline emissions.

What would have a much more vital impact on greenhouse gasoline emissions and site visitors can be to make use of the cash to raise and electrify Caltrain from Gilroy to San Francisco on one facet of the Bay and Richmond on the opposite as an specific route and BART because the native. Finally, prolong beside the Amtrak line from Richmond to Sacramento. And do related between Los Angeles and San Diego. Let’s make investments the place we get essentially the most profit, not the least.

Tahir J. Naim
Santa Clara

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