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Letters to the editor — Saturday (11-7-2015)

Tenants should stop being afraid to speak up

Hello, fellow citizens of Rowan County. I would like to address some issues that our county overlooks.

The issue is rental properties in this county and the landlords. We as citizens fail to report our living conditions, afraid of being evicted or because we can’t afford anything else. I think regardless of where you live or how much you pay, we deserve good living conditions.

If the city would take the time and investigate some of these properties, the owners wouldn’t even be able to rent the property.

But we fellow citizens have to stop being scared or settling just because we are middle-class people.

This county allows the homeowners to take you to court for back rent regardless of living conditions. Where are our rights?

Was the property up to code when we’re paying $500 to $1,000 in rental fees? Is the property worth paying the landlord that money? Especially if they won’t take the time to fix it to where it’s not hazardous?

Where are our rights? We as citizens need to get with our local city code enforcement and let them know the issues we are having. As our grandparents used to say, “Closed mouths don’t get fed.” Help is needed.

— April Allen

Salisbury

An election ‘What if?’

Can anybody imagine the scenarios that would have played out in Salisbury City Council meetings had candidates Candace Johnson and Todd Paris been elected to represent as public servants the taxpaying citizens?

Hollywood can’t make up stuff that entertaining.

— Larry Craver

Salisbury

Good Landis coverage

Just a letter of thanks to the Post and especially Mark Wineka for great coverage of the Landis elections . Mark can just ask a few questions and prepare a very good article that shares the important facts .

Of course, I also appreciate the Landis voters for their confidence in Mike, Seth and I .

Tommy Garver

Landis

 

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