Rants: What's Buggin' You?

Here's your chance to sound off in our new weekly forum.


NOTE: This article was updated on Friday, May 4.

So, what’s making you upset this week? Is there something you want to get off your chest?

We’re again offering a forum here this week to give everyone a chance to weigh in on the topics you choose. Last month, we had more than 40 comments -- and we've left those here if you want to catch up.

But feel free to jump in on some new topics. Sure, we’d like the topics to be locally focused, but go ahead and add in any thought you have that you believe will start up a good, civil online community discussion.

Sometimes the rants lead to action.

Last month, for example, North Street resident Mark Goff complained about the lack of a four-way stop sign at the intersection of North and Fitch streets. A

Please keep it clean and refrain from personal attacks and/or name-calling. Address the issue without attacking the person and we’re all good to go.

So, what are you waiting for, let your ideas fly!

Oh yeah, what if you have something positive to say, someone you want to praise? We have a new forum called

Keri Brenner April 28, 2012 at 04:28 AM
@Michael MacKenzie: I hope we can raise this issue at a future Healdsburg City Council meeting. Thanks for clarifying the specifics... Keri
Jenny April 28, 2012 at 03:29 PM
My rant is about the OVER consideration of people at four way intersections. There are specific rules in California regarding this, see at this link here : http://www.dmv.ca.gov/pubs/hdbk/right_of_way.htm#roway People will wave me through whether it their turn or mine! It really drives me crazy, I just go ahead and go when they wave me through. I would prefer taking my rightful turn, if I didn't arrive first or if I am on the left. I feel really silly ranting about people being too considerate, but really people should just know the rules of the road.
John Ballachey April 30, 2012 at 06:20 PM
My rant is about overgrown sidewalks. I walk to the post office every day (from Fitch Mtn Villas) and notice that many homeowners' shrubs and trees encroach on the side walk; narrowing the passage. Isn't there some ordinance that says homeowners are supposed to maintain their yards such that they don't spill over onto the sidewalk?
Mark Goff May 04, 2012 at 07:38 PM
Friends, After the second major accident in a week at the intersection of North and Fitch, I just created a petition: The city of Healdsburg California: Make the intersection of North and Fitch into a four way stop intersection. I'm trying to collect 100 signatures, and I could really use your help. To read more about what I'm trying to do and to sign my petition... http://www.change.org/petitions/th-city-of-healdsbug-california-make-the-intersection-of-north-and-fitch-into-a-fourway-stop-intersection?share_id=LRgFHsbfElpe=pce It'll just take a minute! Once you're done, please ask your friends to sign the petition as well. Grassroots movements succeed because people like you are willing to spread the word! Mark
Keri Brenner May 04, 2012 at 09:10 PM
@John Ballachey: Good point! I'd also like to know if there's a law on this...anyone out there have the inside track?


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