Kokomo Tribune; Kokomo, Indiana

Letters

December 10, 2013

Dec. 10, 2013: Letters to the editor

CRD members have1 issue: themselves

It took two letters to make two things apparent from the reaction to Ms. Rayl’s recent letter:

1) Mr. Carney’s biggest concern is that we should all uphold the law and;

2) The CRD (Citizens for Responsible Development) is really only focused on killing one of the few energy resources that doesn’t use fossil fuel.

Neither of these items holds any revelation. Everyone should uphold the law — in fact, most of us get that. As far as the CRD, it’s interesting to note it is a group of 14 people with a mission strangely similar to “big oil” and the Koch brothers, both of whom want to kill wind energy based solely on the threat to their bottom lines.

Putting that aside, what’s really interesting in these responses is the failure to answer the original question implied by Ms. Rayl: What development next door to your home are you for?

For all the claims about Chrysler and wind energy that both of these groups put forth, neither can seem to answer that question. I predict it will remain unanswered because, from their perspective, new development is intended for someone else’s “next door.”

It may seem “well and good” to accept the comfortable and “status quo” of our community or neighborhood. But the truth is there are urgent and huge needs for additional economic income to meet the expected budgetary requirements of our community (i.e., Cicero Creek flood control, jail construction, schools, roads). The CRD doesn’t care about the long-term economic health of the community and how services will be funded. What they care about is how development of any kind will impact them, personally.

When it comes to building something next door, few of us want to see changes to that vista, even though it may be in the community’s best interest. Critics, naysayers and jealous neighbors are around every corner. Wouldn’t it be more prudent to be open-minded and accepting of changes that benefit everyone rather than be close-minded to change in any form and gullible to those whose agenda and interests is of no benefit to anyone other than themselves?

Text Only | Photo Reprints
Letters
  • LETTERS: State water supply an economic issue State water supply an economic issueIt takes a lot of water to build and grow things, and in Indiana, that’s what we do. It’s why the Indiana Chamber of Commerce Foundation commissioned a new study on water resources (www.indianachamber.com/water). W

    August 14, 2014

  • LETTERS: 'Fundamental' facts on zoning approval 'Fundamental' facts on zoning approval As a member of the 2012 Tipton County Plan Commission and Tipton County Board of Commissioners, I was involved in the commitments associated with the Functional Devices re-zone from Commercial to Light Industria

    August 11, 2014

  • LETTERS: Where decisions are made willy-nilly Where decisions are made ‘willy-nilly’ Citizens of Tipton County should have the reasonable assurance that local laws and ordinances put in place to protect them will not be randomly abandoned. Instead, some find themselves begging the leadership

    August 10, 2014

  • LETTERS: Double standards in Tipton County Double standards in Tipton CountyI attended the Tipton County Plan Commission and Board of Zoning Appeals public hearings regarding industrial development adjacent to the Prairie Acres residential subdivision. Numerous citizens made presentations of

    August 7, 2014

  • LETTERS: Assistance wait lists bedevil employed Assistance wait lists bedevil employedI would like to bring attention to the issues of single-income families. I am about to lose my baby sitter. I was given a generous notice of two months. I signed up for child care vouchers and Early Head Start. B

    August 6, 2014

  • LETTERS: Leaders aren't using comprehensive plan Leaders aren’t using comprehensive planI got to watch two of our planning and zoning boards at work recently, and both times in public hearings they favored an outsider who has not lived up to any promised commitment over the testimonies of Tipton Co

    August 5, 2014

  • LETTERS: School, re-establish teacher-led prayer School, re-establish teacher-led prayer "Complaint ends teacher prayer," headlined the small article. Teachers were having prayer before school-sponsored events, someone complained about their child having to hear the prayer, and the Freedom from Rel

    August 4, 2014

  • LETTERS: A tale of two BZAs in Tipton County A tale of two BZAs in Tipton CountyIt was reported recently the City of Tipton Board of Zoning Appeals heard a variance request for a garage to be rebuilt on an existing concrete pad after the structure burned in May. The owner had to comply with the

    August 3, 2014

  • LETTERS: Concert Series 'beautiful musical experience' Store employees should split prizeSeveral weeks ago, a winning lottery ticket was purchased at one of our larger grocery stores. What I’d like to know is why the upper-management get a large cash prize (which they don’t need) while the employees of t

    August 1, 2014

  • LETTERS: Marriage culture in area must change Marriage culture in area must change Last week's article on the Annie E. Casey Foundation and the Kids Count report caught my eye. While I'm happy that Indiana is improving in the educational domain, the poverty statistics are saddening. I was just s

    July 31, 2014

Latest news
Featured Ads
Only on our website
AP Video
NYC Doctor-in-chief Seeks Community Approach Indonesian Police Fire Tear Gas at Protesters Raw: Shots Fired in Liberian Shantytown DOJ, Bank of America Reach Record Settlement Raw: Cubavision Airs Images of Fidel Castro Raw: Grief After Deadly Airstrikes in Gaza Officer Who Pointed Gun at Protesters Suspended Kathy Griffin Challenges Minaj to 'a Booty Off' Johnson: Six Arrests, No Tear Gas in Ferguson Raw: Rescue, Relief Efforts at Japan Landslide Cadavers, a Teen, and a Medical School Dream Raw: Woman Escorted From Ferguson Protests California Drought Stings Honeybees, Beekeepers Officer Who Pointed Gun at Protesters Suspended Holder Hopes to Bring Calm to Ferguson US Mission to Rescue Hostages in Syria Failed Manfred, Torre and MLB Take Ice Bucket Challenge Bank of America Reaches Record $17B Settlement Holder Reassures Ferguson Community With Visit GlobalPost CEO Remembers Foley As a Brave Man
Parade
Magazine

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.
Obituaries
Poll
Kelly Lafferty's video on Tom Miller