Letters to the Editor: Passing trash ordinance waste of time

As Ronald Reagan would say, “There you go again.”

Our City Commission just imposed another senseless and unenforceable ordinance down the throats of the citizenry of Clovis (“Trash measure passes despite opposition,” April 20 CNJ).

I suppose my disagreement with the mayor will be trivialized as just another whiner. As Mayor David Lansford stated, “I don’t think it’s unenforceable.”

I suppose it is as enforceable as Title 8.08.010A2. That’s a public nuisance ordinance that prohibits “accumulations of refuse in which disease carrying insects, rodents, or other vermin may breed or may reasonably be expected to breed.”

Has anybody seen the debris field in the alley west of Sheldon?

Then we have Title 12.10.010, which deals with obstructing an intersection and 10.08.020, which concerns abandoned vehicles. Can anyone explain the motor home parked at 10th and Thornton?

I see Clovis Pride supported the measure and Commissioner Len Vohs is quoted as giving us “something in place to take advantage of.”
What would that “advantage” be? Just taking advantage of the citizens by levying another ill-conceived, feel-good ordinance rather than doing something that nets results.

I wonder where the mayor and Commissioner Vohs stand on enforcing our election laws that dictate signs must be removed within 30 days of the election? Maybe a call to Mary Herrera about her sign just above the weed growth and debris pile immediately south of Eastern Audio would be appropriate?

Seems to me we have a lot of selectively enforceable codes in our town.

My hope for our City Commission is that no injuries result from their back patting. We couldn’t afford the ensuing lawsuit.
As Yogi Berra said, “You can observe a lot by just watching.”

Greg F. Weigl
Clovis

Students missing lunch unacceptable
I am a parent of a kindergarten student at Lockwood Elementary School. I recently picked up my child and she was very upset and almost in tears. She told me she was not able to eat her lunch and she was hungry.

When I confronted the teacher, she said none of the students had been able to eat their lunch that day.

They go to lunch at 11:40 a.m. and are dismissed at 12:10 p.m., but by the time the kindergarten classes and the first graders are able to get through the line and actually sit down, they are only left with about 10 minutes — if that — to eat. Some days, the bell rings before they can sit down with their trays.

I wonder if any teachers or administrators have to stand in line, then miss their lunch?

Deseray Peralez
Clovis