Letters to the Editor for May 9, 2014

Union Democrat staff

In support of

Kaenan Whitman

To the Editor:

I recently had the pleasure of visiting with Candidate Kaenan Whitman who is running for Tuolumne County Assessor-Recorder. I believe he is the man for the job! This bright, young man definitely has the taxpayer's best interest at heart. I am positive that he would provide fair and accurate property assessments. In addition to running the office fairly and professionally, Mr. Whitman as our County Assessor- Recorder would work to accomplish other goals for Tuolumne County:

Mr. Whitman wants to make the Assessor-Recorder's office run more cost effectively. He explained to me that this is possible due to a recent change in state law which if implemented would save our county money while giving some small business owners a tax break. It is a win-win situation for all involved!

Mr. Whitman also wants to see Tuolumne County adopt Proposition 90 which will allow persons 55 and over to transfer their Prop 13 base year value from other counties to ours. This would give Tuolumne County some "curb appeal" to people that want to retire in a "retiree friendly community". These new residents would come with the money they have saved in their 401(K) and the pension dollars they have earned. Much of that money would be spent in Tuolumne County.

Mr. Whitman is in the Tuolumne County Assessor's office as an appraiser and is certified real property tax. Mr. Whitman's grandfather, William "Bill" Gerber, originally developed Ponderosa Hills. So Mr. Whitman has deep appreciation for this county.

Mr. Whitman is endorsed by the Tuolumne County Assessor-Recorder, Ken Caetano and Assistant Assessor, Kevin Townsend.

I believe a vote for Kaenan Whitman is a vote for a hard-working, competent manager who will work for the taxpayer's. He's definitely got my vote!

Chris Luckie

Sonora

Walmart will put an end to union jobs

To the Editor:

This is in response to Ray Anderson's letter dated May 2. You are absolutely right, Mr. Anderson, we will need a new Walmart food expansion center because if this passes there are soon to be many more poor folks who will be needing the financial assistance of the Chinese based in Arkansas. Unions? What unions? Minimum wage for all, yeah team. P.S. The toilet paper is a good deal at Walmart.

Donald H. Stowell

Sonora

11918598
The Union Democrat
This image is copyrighted.

Reach all of Sonora, Calaveras County, Tuolumne, Angels Camp, Twain Harte, & Jamestown with your items to sell.

Ads appear Online and in Print

View Classifieds Place an Ad

Connect with The Union Democrat

Union Democrat Newsstand

Tuesday December 6, 2016

Read digital interactive editions of our publications

Read Today's Edition Take A Tour

More Publications by The Union Democrat

View All Publications
One amendment, five freedoms

12/01/2016

What a thing of beauty, our First Amendment. Think about it: In ... more

Sonora High, community take the right steps

12/02/2016

Bravos only The Sonora Union High School board deserves praise for holding ... more

Let's fight tyranny

11/30/2016

For more than a half-century, it has become abundantly clear that our ... more

Let's hold the urchin tongues and cook like grandma

12/01/2016

'Tis the season to do cooking. And the holidays are when folks ... more

Letters to the Editor for December 3, 2016

12/02/2016

Praise to Cal Fire To the Editor: This letter is to praise ... more