Letters to the Editor Opposing the Recall

 

 

Voters disgusted with Parks recall--James Aidukas, Thousand Oaks

Re: your Sept. 4 story, "Campaign to oust Parks lacks support": The attorney for the Recall Linda Parks gang claims they are having a hard time getting signatures...


Supervisor has gone above and beyond--Helen Acton, Thousand Oaks

Forgive me, Linda! I should have written this months ago, but frankly, I never thought it would get this far...


Don't extend petition deadline--Tom Gregory, Thousand Oaks

In “the-dog-ate-my-homework” news, Karen Meyer, retired school secretary and leader of the Recall Linda Parks group, wants extra time beyond the legal deadline to gather enough signatures to force a special election...


Local recall is a waste of money--Steven Johnson, Newbury Park

The effort to unseat Linda Parks is based on lies and innuendo...


Parks has upheld the law--Anne LaFianza, Westlake Village

Every elected official first and foremost is sworn in to protect their constituency to the best of their ability with the tools and information at their disposal...


'Conejo' group is disingenuous--Bonnie Biddison, Oak Park

Recently I received mail from a group called “Conejo Valley Cares” — with a return address not in Conejo Valley — asking me to sign an enclosed petition to recall Supervisor Linda Parks...


Petitioner was deceitful--Wendy Humphrey, Newbury Park

Last week there were two men at Target in Newbury Park asking registered voters to sign a petition to recall Linda Parks...


Misinformation running rampant--Paul Nicholson, Thousand Oaks

Proponents of the recalls are making some preposterous claims in the Acorn...


Extra election would be a waste of tax dollars--Karen Wilburn, Thousand Oaks

Republicans and Democrats seldom see eye-to-eye on anything, but can we all agree that it is a waste of our tax dollars to have a special election at a cost of $500,000 just a few months prior to County Supervisor Linda Parks being termed out of office?...


Parks is dedicated public servant--Marc Orfanos, Thousand Oaks

When one becomes a public servant, the assumption is that they serve to the greater good of their constituents. In the 28 years that my family has lived in the Conejo Valley, I have found that Linda Parks has epitomized...


Don't sign recall petition--Mary Wiesbrock, Agoura Hills

Move the Needle, a federal PAC, paid for recall flyers targeting Ventura County Supervisor Linda Parks. The PAC’s 2020 large donors include...


Parks recall is frivolous, wasteful--Tom Ritch, Thousand Oaks

Being a lifelong Republican I find the recall effort against Supervisor Linda Parks goes against the fiscally conservative values of our party...


Recall makes no fiscal sense--Debbie Gregory, Thousand Oaks

I have a message for Mr. Meyer (Letters, Acorn, July 22) and others from the Recall Linda Parks push: Why don’t we act like adults, stick to the issues and not attack other people?...


Obscene delivery says a lot about Parks' enemies--Bonnie Clarfield-Bylin, Thousand Oaks

Franklin Delano Roosevelt said “Judge me by the enemies I have made.”...


Common sense, facts missing from recall letter--Paul S. Kessler, Thousand Oaks

Reading Mr. Meyer’s letter, one wonders if facts or a complete story play any role in his thinking...


Don't get sucked into recall scam--John Griffin, Thousand Oaks

I write to encourage all Thousand Oaks registered voters to reject the fast-talking pleas of those collecting recall election signatures around town...


Impressed by Supervisor Parks--Beth Merrill, Newbury Park

As a relatively new resident of Thousand Oaks (2001) and an ecologist, I have been very impressed with Linda Parks and her genuine care both for the people of Thousand Oaks and her love for protecting the open spaces within the city...


It's right to fight Borchard project--Mary Wiesbrock, Agoura Hills

Flood control at Borchard Road and the 101 Freeway is critical for the protection of millions of dollars’ worth of adjacent and downstream properties...


Let's reexamine recall rules--Bonnie Biddison, Oak Park

There is a need to reform the California recall statute...


Avoid the clutch of petitioners--Joan Edwards, Westlake Village

Recently I passed by a fellow with outstretched arms in front of the Newbury Park Target store. I thought he wanted to hug me. Instead, he was collecting signatures for the Recall Linda Parks campaign...


Supervisor puts constituents first--Shoshana Brower, Westlake Village

Throughout the years I’ve had many opportunities to meet with Supervisor Linda Parks, bringing to her important issues that affect our county...


Recall group is working with developers--Sally Hibbits, Westlake Village

When will the awful extremists from Move the Needle and other semi-fascist organizations ever understand their divisive and hate-filled messages are not who we are in Thousand Oaks...


Supervisor's minuses sound like pluses--Ernest A. Canning, Thousand Oaks

In her July 1 letter, Cynthia Sauer complains about the very thing that led so many residents to vote for Linda Parks, first to a position on the Thousand Oaks City Council and then to the Ventura County Board of Supervisors...


Recall puts democracy at risk--Richard Nick, Port Hueneme

It is a sad state of affairs that today’s solution is to recall a legitimately popular elected official based on lies and deception...


Parks recall attempt ill-founded--Louise Roberts, Santa Rosa Valley

The effort to recall Linda Parks is misguided and ill-founded...


Parks is good for Thousand Oaks--Sylvia Lewis Gunning, Newbury Park

As a many-decade resident of T.O., I’ve watched (and supported) Linda Parks since her admission to the planning commission in 1993 through her election to the City Council in 1996 to her exceptional tenure as a member of the Ventura County Board of Supervisors...


Blaming Parks is 'fake news'--Karen Wilburn, Newbury Park

Last week there were four letters supporting Councilmember Kevin McNamee’s vote in support of rezoning the Borchard parcel to allow mixed use. Two contained false information about Linda Parks...


Communities once sacrificed for greater good--Michael Kelley, Newbury Park

I urge everyone to not sign the petition to recall Supervisor Linda Parks. She has met the challenge for the old days...


There is no 'recall fever'--Sally Hibbitts, Westlake Village

They say misery loves company but I say it's miserable people who are petitioning...


Recall's premise is faulty--Michael Wasserman, Newbury Park

One of the great things about America is that we should respect each other’s right...


Is pastor eyeing county seat?--Paul Nicholson, Thousand Oaks

The demonstrators waving their confederate, Q and Trump flags during...


No good reason for recalls--Marilee Ullmann, Newbury Park

If you’re going to recall a person like Gavin Newsom or Linda Parks, you need a good reason...


Parks will be out at end of term--Michael Penilla, Newbury Park

The local right-wing spreading lies and misinformation about our most dedicated public servants...


Resolution on the rioting--Gilbert H. Skopp, Calabasas

Agreement with Ventura County resolution condemning the attack on the Capitol building...


Recall of Parks makes zero sense--James Aidukas, Thousand Oaks

I think Supervisor Linda Parks is one of the best representatives we have ever had...


Say no to the recall attempts--Jean Kammerer, Newbury Park

When they cannot win by election, gerrymander, theft, fraud, lawsuit, audit or insurrection...


Don't fall for radical influence--Michael L. Penilla, Newbury Park

All levels of our elected officials, local and national, are under attack by right-wing radicals...


Apologies to extremists--Sally Hibbitts, Westlake Village

An open letter of apology to the extremists trying to recall Linda Parks: I’m sorry you were duped...


Ridiculous recall effort of Parks--Joan Edwards, Westlake Village

So we are now seeing just how fringy and extremist the delightful QAnons in our midst really are...


People's lives were put first--Richard Lebeck, Thousand Oaks

The effort to recall Linda Parks is the political equivalent of coming home and kicking the dog after a bad day at work...


Don't sign Parks recall petition--Mary Wiesbrock, Agoura Hills

Linda Parks has helped in the preservation of thousands of acres of resource-packed open space...


Don't sign Linda Parks recall--Tim Brehm, Bell Canyon

Supervisor Linda Parks has been the outstanding proponent for the preservation of open space...


Senseless attack on Parks--Ron Whitehurst, Ventura

The effort to recall Supervisor Linda Parks could cost taxpayers a half a million dollars...


Parks is being scapegoated--Robert Koetke, Newbury Park

A casual reader might be forgiven for not understanding exactly why a group wants to recall...


Ask who's funding petition--Joan Edwards, Westlake Village

So now that the county has approved the latest version of the “Recall Linda Parks” petition...


A wasteful recall effort--Fran Pavley, Agoura Hills

Please join me in opposing the misguided and needlessly wasteful recall of Supervisor Linda...


A mean-spirited recall--Lydia Kaplan, Oxnard

I’m so thankful for our county to slowly and safely begin to open up...


Parks recall is unreasonable--Rose Ann Witt, Thousand Oaks

The Conejo Climate Coalition opposes the unreasonable attempt to recall Supervisor Linda Parks...


Recall is politics of sore losers--Jon Cummings, Westlake Village

If Supervisor Linda Parks were eligible to run for reelection next year, she’d likely win...


Outsiders want to oust Parks--Krista Koch, Westlake Village

Did you know the recall Linda Parks effort is being spearheaded by Matt Brimigio of Camarillo...


Recall of Parks unnecessary--Steven Price, Bell Canyon

Linda Parks has, for many years, been an effective and popular county supervisor...


Parks advocates for health, safety of community--Abinadi de la Cruz, Thousand Oaks

Not many people have the backbone to choose a job as a public employee...


Don't sign recall petitions--Sachi Stark, Thousand Oaks

I’m astonished at the attitude of the people who want to recall our very effective Supervisor...


Don't sign Parks recall petition--Mark Burley, Santa Rosa Valley

Move The Needle, a self-described Super PAC collects funds from donors all over the USA...


Stop recall of Parks--Van Royce Vibber, Malibu

I am a proud supporter of Ventura County Supervisor Linda Parks, and I serve on the SOAR...


Oppose recall catastrophe--Susan Wells, Santa Susana Knolls

To the wrongheaded people who oppose mask wearing and other COVID health...


Special election wastes tax dollars--Bonnie Clarfield-Bylin, Thousand Oaks

Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines “sore loser” as a person who becomes very upset...


Supervisor made hard decisions--Abinadi de la Cruz, Thousand Oaks

Not many people have the backbone to choose a job as a public employee and follow through...


Recalls aren't for frivolous matters--Nick Fotheringham, Thousand Oaks

In our democracy, minorities have numerous rights. Being in charge is not one of them....


Reject the Parks recall effort--Marsha Jones Moutrie, Thousand Oaks

The misguided effort to recall Supervisor Linda Parks is another depressing example....


Put anger aside, think for the 'We'--Lauraine Effress, Oxnard

I am bewildered that precautions against a deadly disease are a political issue....


Parks has carried out duties well--Tom Ritch, Thousand Oaks

Recall a member of the Board for acting to enforce critically important public health law...


Don't sign petition, sign thank-you note--Marilyn Carpenter, Thousand Oaks

Don't be bamboozled into signing a bogus petition to recall Supervisor Linda Parks....


Do not sign Parks recall petition--Kenneth L. Hibbitts, Westlake Village

Please do not sign any recall petitions targeting Supervisor Linda Parks....


Angry extremists behind recalls--Jocelyn DeVault, Newbury Park

The recall of Gavin Newsom and Linda Parks are from the same group of angry extremists....


 Stop 'nonsense' Parks recall--Steven Forman, Newbury Park

 Linda Parks has worked hard across a wide spectrum of causes throughout the Conejo Valley....


Recall effort is a power grab--Julie Schiowitz, Newbury Park.                                 It’s outrageous that Ventura County would have to spend $500,000 for a special election...   


Parks has been great for area--Susan Tansky, Thousand Oaks

Wasteful to attempt an outrageous recall for no reason against one of our best supervisors...


Ill-advised recall efforts--Geoffrey Dann, Ventura

The recall efforts underway are ill-advised, will if successful have undesirable and unintended ...


Parks’ record speaks for itself--Marsha Moutrie, Westlake Village

It’s sad to see even a small number of county residents succumbing...


Fringe’ an apt descriptor--Sally Hibbitts, Westlake Village

The Acorn labels the creators of the recall to oust Supervisor Linda Parks a “fringe group”...


 Supervisor is a forward-thinker--Suzanne Duckett, Thousand Oaks

 We all need to thank Linda Parks. She is efficient, smart and cares about quality of life...


Costly recall just not worth it--Bonnie Shubb, Newbury Park

I am a senior living in Thousand Oaks, and I wholeheartedly support Linda Parks


Refuse recalling Parks--Joan Edwards, Westlake Village

I see a small group of folks in our county has decided that since it was so much fun...


Don't sign the recall petition--Richard Baldwin, Ventura

Supervisor Parks should remain on the Board so she can continue the outstanding work...


Parks has done outstanding job-- Jay Kapitz, Oak Park

She's a non-partisan registered independent elected with huge majorities...


Let voters’ voices stand-- Barbara Schwartz, Oak Park

Linda Parks has been my supervisor since I moved to Oak Park in 2004. She is a smart leader...


Recall effort of Parks ridiculous-- Kristen Kessler, Ventura

The movement to recall Supervisor Linda Parks is ridiculous and fiscally irresponsible... 


Recall aims to divide community-- Gary Selvaggio, Simi Valley

It’s always the extremists at each end of the political spectrum that scream the loudest for recall...


Parks recall effort is nonsense-- Jace McManama, Newbury Park

Linda Parks is and always has been a trusted leader... 


Parks deserves our gratitude-- Nancy Tamarin, Thousand Oaks

The folks who brought us a brief shutdown of Sprouts...


An ill-advised recall effort-- Lesly Vick, Thousand Oaks

I was disappointed to see that Linda Parks is the victim of a recall effort...


Parks has upheld common good-- Dr. Lenore Arab, Thousand Oaks

She is supporting state of the art guidances based on best practices worldwide...