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Sound Off, Jan. 15, 2013

Published 9:39pm Monday, January 14, 2013

Sound Off highlights anonymous, brief takes on the news offered via telephone by Daily News readers.

Can our county commissioners look more foolish? Al Klemm voted against a resolution to require voters to have a photo ID. Then, 90 seconds later voted in favor of a resolution requiring voters to have a photo ID. Why do we put up with these people?

As I read the editorial “Detour sign ahead,” I was wondering why our tax dollars are not being spent to improve waterfront facilities for local residents. We can only find dock space for our not-so-large boats to enjoy a meal or walk on the waterfront.

The caller who called in about downtown being dead must be talking about downtown Washington, D.C. I frequent downtown Washington quite a bit, and I find it to be a thriving place. Many times, I can’t even get a parking place downtown. I think we have a wonderful downtown, a busy, hustling downtown. Maybe that person needs to look elsewhere.

Tell our governor his first priority should be jobs, not voter-ID laws to disenfranchise people.

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