Stop building the flats, stop the West Basin development, says retired architect JACK KERSHAW.
"What is the Green Wing of the government doing to change the bad old ways of the Barr government?" ask letter writers GLENYS and PHIL BYRNE, of Florey.
Letter writer BJORN MOORE bemoans the mess around the donation clothing bins at Chisholm shops.
“Our family's experience of the interaction between the mental health and the justice systems for our family member was as traumatic as the incident that led to them being held in custody,” says our lead letter this week.
GEOFF MURRAY-PRIOR, of Watson, shares his nightmare of dealing with the Environment, Planning and Sustainable Development Directorate...
Letter writer PETER SHERMAN is unhappy at the state of the Northbourne Avenue median strip. "Unkempt, dishevelled and neglected," is how he describes it.
Letter writer COLIN LYONS, of Weetangera, thinks our Legislative Assembly doesn't sit nearly enough, especially compared to other parliaments.
Architect and letter writer JACK KERSHAW lobbies for a design competition not a call to developers for a key site in Civic.
"In the 16 years that I have lived in North Canberra, the abysmal condition of the suburban footpaths never ceases to amaze me." So says reader GREG SWINDEN in this letters extra on footpaths, falls and failures.
"There is a danger Light Rail Stage 2 will become an expensive millstone round ratepayers’ necks," says letter writer DAVID DENHAM, of Griffith.
"I find it difficult to understand why people who have suffered under illicit drug policy want that same policy to continue," says letter writer MARION McCONNELL, of Giralang.
Letter writer STEVE ELLIS, of Hackett reckons the police have enough to do without having to spend lots of time apprehending illegal scooter users...
Reader DAPHNE HARDING, of Farrer, lives near a thick, tall forest of weeds that could prove to be a fire hazard in the summer and also a haven for snakes, but no one in authority wants to cut it.
JINGWEI JAI's car passenger window was smashed in Braddon. There were other passenger windows smashed in Belconnen. The mystery that binds them together is they are all Audis.
Letter writer PAUL VARSANYI, of Kambah, wants to see an independent investigation into the Army's role in starting the devastating bushfire in Namadgi National Park earlier this year.
"It is incorrect to claim that 'problem gamblers bet on anything'. Poker machine addicts’ compulsive gambling relates to the psychological manipulation of poker machines," says letter writer KARINA MORRIS, of Weetangera.
"We need a circuit breaker before everyone climbs back into their bunkers," says letter writer PETER TAIT, bemoaning that "planning for the city we want to live in continues to be a hot issue".
The Woden Valley Community Council is pushing back on a 24-storey building that's going to create wind and overshadow public space, says president FIONA CARRICK.
Letter writer Dr DOUGLAS MACKENZIE, of Deakin, has "a strong feeling" that the era of hydrogen fuel has arrived.
Letter writer SUE DYER, of Downer, is pining for better planning outcomes, citing the pre-election promises of the main parties.