Don’t let supervisors amend ballot measures 

I thought I had heard every possible screwball idea from the Board of Supervisors. But the proposed charter amendment orchestrated by Supervisor Scott Wiener for the November ballot takes the academy award for screwball ideas.

He actually wants to give the Board of Supervisors the power to amend or repeal ballot measures approved by the voters. You heard right, If the Board of Supervisors do not agree with the voters on amendments passed at the polls, they simply amend or repeal the amendment.

If this passes, and I’m sure it will because the Board of Supervisors wouldn’t reject such an opportunity, why bother voting? I for one would only vote again to get these supervisors out of office.

Jack C. Della Santa, San Francisco

City needs a new arena

An arena in San Francisco capable of accommodating major professional indoor sports, concerts, political conventions and other uses is essential, and 50 years overdue. Virtually every other American city of significant has such a facility. Millions in revenue and thousands of jobs have been lost to other cities during the last half-century because San Francisco had no such venue.

The success of AT&T Park could be replicated and expanded to allow usage every day of the year.

The Port’s Seawall Lot 337 provides a perfect, centrally located and transit-rich site. Promoters acknowledge that a San Francisco arena would be the Bay Area’s preferred site for indoor events requiring a capacity of 18,000 to 20,000.

Let’s all work together with the Port, the Giants and other interested parties to make such an arena a reality.

Michael Antonini, San Francisco

Syria can’t be trusted

President Barack Obama wants Israel to bargain for peace from its 1967 borders, including surrender of the Golan Heights, from which Syria regularly bombarded Israeli villages when they controlled it.

We see how the Syrian regime now kills its own citizens. Why would they treat Israel any better?

Scott Abramson, San Mateo

True patriots fly the flag

This is an open letter to all the ungrateful and unpatriotic slobs infesting the Bay Area.

I drove all around on Memorial Day and saw only four flags paying tribute to those who served and those who paid the ultimate price for those so ungrateful that they cannot even say thanks.

Shame on all your houses!

Joseph Locasto, San Mateo

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