Caltrain cuts would be disaster for commuters 

I live in Bernal Heights and commute daily to Stanford via Caltrain. I’m deeply concerned about Caltrain’s impending service cuts, such as eliminating evening service. This would have the effect of making Caltrain unusable for me.

So many San Franciscans use Caltrain to commute to work. Driving is expensive, dangerous, time-consuming and bad for the environment. It would be disastrous to cut San Franciscans off from Peninsula jobs — from restaurant workers to technology executives.

Scott Klemmer
San Francisco

Use it or lose it

Perhaps it is time to consider imposing a “use it or lose it” ordinance upon San Francisco landlords. It does not make much sense to allow a landlord to withhold actively rentable property from the market while collecting tax advantages to offset their supposed losses.

If landlords are unable to turn a profit from their property, then it should be in their best interest to sell — soon.

William J. Coburn
San Francisco

Mustangs in danger

The Bureau of Land Management is waging war: Forty-thousand mustangs were stampeded, terrorized and shipped to the Midwest to die in cramped pens. No public is allowed in, for obvious reasons. BLM says mustangs are overpopulated. But with only 30,000 left in the wild, they actually face extinction.

BLM wants to make way for gas pipelines and more cattle that we finance for benefit of private cronies. It cost taxpayers $67 million last year to exterminate mustangs. Wild mustangs can be inexpensively managed in the wild with birth control.

Marta Williams

Walker is no Mubarak

I find it ironic that the union supporters in Wisconsin try to compare Gov. Scott Walker with Egypt’s Hosni Mubarak.

It is the unions that have gone from protecting private industry workers against exploitation to representing public employees and exploiting the taxpayers. This new movement to derail their gravy train will succeed.

Tim Donnelly
San Francisco

Empowering the left

I am a conservative who happens to be a union member. I’m shaking my head watching the GOP try to remove collective bargaining power. This will only galvanize the left-wing base of the Democratic Party.

The GOP should be focusing instead on union reform and abuse of power. Most union members do not want their dues used to advance the leftist entitlement mind-set.

Philip Melnick
San Francisco

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