Oust Golden State
Dear Editor:We moved to the City of Trees andPHDs three years ago, after having livedin three other cities that had water deliv-ered to residents via public municipalwater agencies. I see our Claremont watersituation as a huge problem with a simplesolution. Oust Golden State as the waterprovider.We may have less money to water ourtrees but, as the November 19 town hallmeeting proved, Claremont is not short oneducated residents. The GSW presenta-tion and their poor answers to residents’questions were simply an insult to our in-telligence. Golden State is pompous and arrogant,and the COURIER captured that in thephoto of Denise Kruger. Her body lan-guage said it all!
Excellent service from GoldenState Water Company
Dear Editor:I would like to tell you about the en-counter I had with Golden State WaterCompany on Saturday, November 23. Icalled the 1-800 number to report a leak atthe meter on the street side. The service tech arrived within a fewminutes and corrected the problem inabout an hour. Having done some irriga-tion contracts myself, I appreciated hisbeautiful work. The tech was courteousand cleaned up around the meter. This wasreported in a second call to the companyto be forwarded to his supervisor. It occurred to me that a private com-pany has a strong motivation to providegood service, while a tax-supported entitymay not. We might ask how our neigh-boring cities are doing. Golden StateWater has the expertise, equipment andresources to keep our city water running.
Where’s The Colleges’ community spirit?
Dear Editor:After reading Peter Weinberger’s ob-servations on the closing of the ClaremontGolf Course [My Side of the Line, No-vember 22], I have to admit that my sen-timents parallel those of Mr. Weinbergerto a remarkable degree. It does seem odd that a college consor-tium, which appears routinely to find mil-lions of dollars for one sort of project oranother, cannot find any funds to assist inmaintaining a resource which benefits thelocal community as a whole.In that regard, the thought that keepscoming back to me is, where is their com-munity spirit? To cite another example, afew years ago access to the Honnold Li-brary was closed to all non-Colleges’ peo-ple who hadn’t paid an annual fee.Happily, that policy was reversed. We canenter the library now, but we can’t checkout books unless a fee is paid.Now, the Consortium has decided toclose down what could be a (mostly, atleast) self-supporting enterprise—the golf course.So I return to my initial thought.Where’s their community spirit? Where’stheir sense for just being a good neighbor?
Claremont COURIER/Friday, November 29, 2013
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