Thanks for climate vote

As a student at Ashland High School and a member of the Ashland community, I am tremendously grateful for the unanimous approval of the Climate Action Ordinance after its first reading on Tuesday night. Thank you so much to our Ashland city councilors and the mayor for their votes and for their willingness to open a dialogue about our city's role in reducing climate pollution and transitioning to clean energy.

By no means is this a lone solution to climate change, but it is a necessary step that we must take if we wish to move protect my and future generations. In a time when hurricanes and wildfires loom over us as unpleasant reminders of the work we have yet to do, we hope that we can set an example for the rest of the nation.

By adopting this ordinance, Ashland becomes a national leader on climate action, and it allows us to move toward a healthier and safer future. The second reading of the ordinance will take place at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 19 in the Ashland City Council Chambers, 1175 E. Main St., and all are welcome to join Ashland Youth Climate Action for this historic vote.

This is an important step for Ashland in taking a stand on climate change, and I hope the community will do their part in making difference.

Gabriel Neimark


Access not threatened

The headline on John Darling's article Aug. 28, "Signs threaten public trail access" is misleading.

The trail is not blocked or threatened. The property owner wants to stop others parking on her property. She is the property owner and pays property taxes on her property. I feel she was baited like an animal and caught in the snare, and that the hikers have been disrespectful of her private property.

The "hikers" should consider parking and hiking a little farther from the beginning of the trail.

MaryCatherine Davalos