Call for neighbors to fight park-concert noise 

When I called The City’s 311 information hotline during the recent Outside Lands concert asking that the noise level ordinance be strictly enforced by the Police Department, I was told that the only police car with a decibel-measuring device does not patrol on weekends.

This is an election year, so let all of us Richmond and Sunset residents driven to distraction by park concert noise call 311 just before the three-day bluegrass concert in October.

Actually, these are four-day concerts — not three-day — because sound equipment is tested the day before the concerts begin. The help line provided to residents is not active until the day of the first concert, so we can’t weigh in early.

I welcome all mayoral candidates to come sit in my living room near 27th Avenue and Fulton Street, where at times sound from four stages can be heard at the same time, plus car alarms set off by the vibrations.

Agatha Hoff
San Francisco

Delayed public safety info

It has been more than six months and we still have not heard from the San Francisco Police Department about the “rogue” cops’ behavior during those SRO hotel drug raids. There have only been negative comments about Public Defender Jeff Adachi for bringing this issue to the public’s attention.

Nor have we heard from the San Francisco Fire Department as to why the two firefighters were killed on duty in Diamond Heights two months ago. It shouldn’t take this long.

Dave Cherry
San Francisco


Printing money a bad idea

Texas Gov. Rick Perry is chastised by President Barack Obama for implying that Ben Bernanke is treasonous for printing money. But when money is not backed, it becomes worthless paper.

The cost of hamburgers has gone up from 15 cents to $5 because the value of the dollar has gone down. It could get worse, as it did in Germany in the 1920s or in Zimbabwe today.

Printing money may not be treasonous, but it is irresponsible.

Keith C. De Filippis
San Jose

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