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Tuesday's Letters to the Editor

A pool for Windsor

EDITOR: As a resident of Windsor, I was excited to see the town considering bringing a community pool to the area (“Windsor weighs water, sewer service for tribe,” Aug. 10) Cities smaller than ours have found ways to build and maintain community pools.

Besides providing revenue from swimming lessons and birthday parties, pools benefit health, wellness and community spirit. An aquatic center could serve masters swim, fitness classes and our Windsor High School swim team.

To swim with a group of friends, we currently drive to Ridgway Swim Center in Santa Rosa. As a mother of two young daughters, my friends and I would welcome a community pool complex closer to home.

NICOLE LARSON

Windsor

Let parents decide

EDITOR: What is the percentage of children with gender-identity issues attending California public schools? (“Transgender students granted rights in new law,” Aug. 13.) I would like to see poll results and any petition that was done asking parents of children attending public schools in this sad state about Assembly Bill 1266. Give parents the numbers, and let all of us decide.

This bill is a blatant abuse of my rights as a parent and the rights of my child, not to mention the pressure on our educators to deal with trying to “identify” who is a boy/girl and a girl/boy.

In this state, we have designated classes for kids who need extra help in a subject. If there are kids who are confused about their identity, then have a designated restroom for them. But do not subject the majority of kids to their confusion for the sake of being politically correct.

This bill does not address the issue of bullying. It simply bypasses the real issue: Kids are mean, and that behavior should be dealt with by parents and educators, not the elites in government.

Put AB 1266 on the ballot. My guess, as with Proposition 8, it will end up in the courts, and again the majority will be ignored.

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