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letter to the editor


Editor’s Note critiques

In last week’s issue of the farragutpress there was an Editor’s Note on the issue of historic lighting issue which stated: “Contributors to presstalk on this matter have numbered less than 50. Considering the Town has more than 14,000 voters, opposition is less than 1 percent of the voters.”

To draw such a conclusion is slanted and misleading. Common sense tells us that for every person who takes their time to stand up and oppose or approve something there are many more who agree with their position who don’t speak out. They may not have time, energy or skill to effectively add to the discussion or maybe they just agree with what has [been] said and feel they couldn’t say it any better. Your conclusion is too broad. Without a vote or referendum you cannot conclude that opposition is less than 1 percent of the voters. You could have correctly said that opposition as measured by those contributing their views to presstalk represents less than 1 percent of the voters — big difference.

Donald R Larson  

Knoxville


In the last issue the editor’s note states: “Contributors to presstalk on this matter (lighting) have numbered less than 50. Considering the town has 14,000 voters, opposition is less than 1 percent of the voters.” You fail to mention only two letters in support. A common “guesstimate” of true numbers of people feeling the same way is a ratio of 50:1.

If we go with this ratio, that means upward of 2,500 people are unhappy while only 100 people support this foolishness. The same issue of the ’Press had an article on “Costing out cops.”

The article states that starting our own police department,”... could come in at around $689,310 for its first year of operation.” Subsequent years would probably cost less.

HELLO! “We” are willing to spend $680,000 for lighting? I think having our own police department is a more attractive option.

Roger C. Legako

Farragut



Save the money

As a resident of Farragut, I think it is foolish to spend so much money to change the lighting on Campbell Station Road. Why not keep the money in reserve for a much more-needed program that might pop up in the future?

Note that the appearance of present lighting might be improved if the base on one of the lights at Olde Colony Way was leveled. Have a look!

The recent letter by David Purvis suggests that our thoughts and views should be presented in person at a scheduled meeting of BOMA. I do not drive at night. This letter to farragutpress does express my view and certainly should be accepted and considered by those elected to represent us.

Jeane S. Vann

Knoxville

 

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