Gail Katherine Lightfoot 
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Re: “Vons follows Albertsons, files suit against signature collectors

Walmart and Ralphs have no problems with Petitioners setting up a table with multiple petitions to place several Initiatives on the ballot. Most shoppers walk right by without a word but others stop willingly to read and discuss the petitions.
Unfortunately, it takes paid petitioners with several petitions to qualify any one for the ballot.
I don't sign a petition unless I plan to vote for it as written but I am glad to see voters voicing their opinions in this way.
We need participation to have good government and, right now, many Americans are turning away from any responsibility regarding government so having petitioners wake them up is good for us and good for business.
gail lightfoot
Arroyo Grande

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Posted by Gail Katherine Lightfoot on 02/22/2018 at 4:31 PM

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The Shredder is unhappy that the Center for Disease Control is not studying gun violence.
First of all, the Constitution does not empower the federal government to fund a Center for Disease Control at all.
Secondly, gun violence is not a disease even if mental illness underlies some cases of violence of all kinds.
Third, where are the private foundations funded by the gun controllers - who think the 2nd Amendment is about hunting,not the ability to protect yourself against a tyrannical government which the Founders and Framers but not today's Americans understood all too well - studying gun violence or, for that matter, mental illness and how to recognise it and prevent sufferers from becoming violent.
If the NRA, can fund studies showing how often guns are used to save lives, why can't the gun controllers fund the studies they need to prove banning guns will end violence?
gail lightfoot
Arroyo Grande

Posted by Gail Katherine Lightfoot on 02/22/2018 at 4:23 PM

Re: “SLO City Council signs off on downtown bollards project

It is February, 2018 and the SLO City Council is going to spend $1.3 million for street bollards to use during the Thursday Farmer's Market because in once in 2003 and twice in 2014 there were collisions resulting in 15 deaths.
Meanwhile no more recent incidents were cited other than one in New York City [6 dead].
Apparently the realistic danger of a runaway, intentional or not, is rare and, in my opinion, not a good reason to spend $1.3 million of SLO county residents taxes when the existing barricades seem to be working just fine.
gail lightfoot
Arroyo Grande

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Posted by Gail Katherine Lightfoot on 02/22/2018 at 4:14 PM

Re: “Ocean-friendly eateries rethink the way we takeaway

It seem to me we would be wiser to change our personal habits so that waste of all kinds is properly disposed of rather than banning things that cause damage when tossed carelessly aside.
Before the government decided it could regulate personal behavior, TB was reduced by a program of education regarding spitting in the streets. You don't see many of us doing so today, do you?
Effective educational programs or simple awareness of a problem do more to change individual behavior than any ban.
Activists turn to businesses or government is it seems easier than beginning a massive public education program. They forget than many individuals are just as aware as they are regarding the pollution caused by careless disposal of trash.
gail lightfoot
Arroyo Grande

Posted by Gail Katherine Lightfoot on 02/11/2018 at 1:07 PM

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