Letters: Overpriced cars a nonstarter

Letters: Overpriced cars a nonstarter

There are 2 comments on the Monterey County Herald story from Aug 17, 2010, titled Letters: Overpriced cars a nonstarter. In it, Monterey County Herald reports that:

On Saturday, my family and I strolled by for a quick look at the circus surrounding the auction of those exotic classic cars that are seldom driven very much.

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Reefer Man

Salinas, CA

#1 Aug 17, 2010
Nothing says "I know how to piss away money" better than driving an ultra-expensive exotic car. When we worship wealth itself, we are all the poorer for it.
Iconoclast

Monterey, CA

#2 Aug 17, 2010
Both Steele and Wartenberg misrepresent what the Monterey County Free Library System could offer Pacific Grove library users. Firstly, let’s get some facts straight:

1. How to pay for it - The MCFLS requires that cities that contract with the system agree to pay to the system 1% of their property tax revenue annually. More on this later.

2. Hours per week. I talked with an official at the MCFLS and she informed me that PG is considered a “medium” size library and would be contracted for 36 hours per week. The PG operating hours and days would be similar to those in both Marina and Seaside. This represents a 50% over the amount of hours currently offered in Pacific Grove.

3. Circulating items. The amounts of items circulating and available to PG residents would increase substantially since all PG library users would access to the resources of the ENTIRE county library system. Additionally, the county library system would leave the present PG catalog of materials intact in Pacific Grove. The materials would not be moved out of PG – As a practical matter, the county library system does not have sufficient storage space to empty out a municipal library and store its materials elsewhere.

And for what purpose??? Only a fear-monger would attempt to influence voters in such a patently false and destructive manner. Despicable conduct, indeed!

4. The 1% funding mechanism would actually generate more revenue to operate the PG library than it presently receives from current city funding.

5. I urge interested PG residents to take a ride out to Seaside or Marina and talk with the locals about their libraries and what they think of the operations. I’m sure you would get a much more accurate opinion than what has been offered by parcel tax supporters.

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