Rashi Abramson, San Francisco
Pelosi’s comments also disregard the large portion of the United States who cannot afford to trade on the stock market, while she has so much money that she can afford to buy stocks even on a taxpayer-funded salary. I urge Rep. Pelosi strongly to reconsider her position on senators trading individual stocks, and to publicly apologize for her callous and classist comment.
I just read “Solar Reform Needed” (Letters, Dec. 24) and want to voice my opinion as a solar customer.
We pay our share
WE paid for these expensive panels, PG&E did not give us any money to upgrade. We did this because it is the right thing to do for the planet. This letter assumes that everyone who has solar is ripping off everyone else because we pay less for our energy. Excuse me, but we are retired, we saved up to do this, it was not inexpensive, but was the right thing to do.
We purchased our solar panels in 2005 and were delighted with the results on our PG&E bills. Over the years these panels got weaker, so this year we upgraded them and have been very happy.
The CPUC shouldn’t make solar customers pay extra. We have already paid!
Karen Cappa, Rohnert Park
Plan before spending Regarding “Funding to boost homeless housing” (Bay Area & Business, Dec. 25): Since my arrival in San Francisco in 1971, getting the homeless into housing has been a “concern” or a “priority” for every administration. The pandemic has only exacerbated the problem.
Currently, there are more than 8,000 without housing in San Francisco. San Francisco has allocated more than $1 billion for homelessness and related services from 2018 to 2021. Yet, homelessness persists. Before San Francisco spends more money on the problem, we should ask whether our City leadership and the nonprofits are up to the task and, if not, what should be done about it.
Ralph Stone, San Francisco
Tiny Tim rode the bus
Peter Belden, San Francisco
Many people depend on bus and bike because they cannot afford a car. They need safe spaces to get to work, play and school. Let’s create a few safe places to walk, stroll, roll and bike, particularly in our park. Wonderful editorial about making car-free JFK permanent (Opinion, Dec. 26). The voices calling for even more space to zip around in private cars are too grumpy for this time of year. I hear Bah humbug. I suspect the truth is that Tiny Tim can’t afford a car. He takes the bus, which is now faster thanks to car-free JFK. Bob Cratchit probably bikes to work to save money on gas, maintenance, insurance and parking.