Grinding rate rises didn't need to be this way. There was a moment in history lost to the territory's ratepayers, says letter writer LUCINDA SPIER.
Letter writer NOEL BAXENDLI, of Macgregor, says a change of government may be good in any democracy, but it must be to an alternative government ready to govern.
JACKY FOGERTY, of Hughes, is shocked that land in her suburb was nearly part of the controversial West Basin land-swap.
"At this stage, I just want the Barr government gone. All Alistair Coe needs to do to be an effective leader of Canberra is to listen to the community." Letter writer BEC HENSON, of Hughes is in no doubt.
"Those running for public office would be wise not to treat the electorate with contempt or indifference because as individuals we capable of dispatching you to the rubbish bin of history." Letter writer JOHN LAWRENCE, of Flynn, is holding nothing back.
"The ACT government is decimating our club sector on a purported gaming harm platform, yet is failing to spend funds raised to help Canberrans impacted by gambling," bemoans letter writer GWYN REES, of ClubsACT.
What has woken Andrew Barr from his long slumber and made him aware of what the developers are trying to get away with in Canberra wonders letter writer ANN COOPER, of Wanniassa.
"Our beloved horse paddocks have been exchanged (without any community consultation) to provide an international housing estate, writes COLIN BLAIR, of Curtin. "How is this possible in a so-called democracy?"
Letter writer TIM MATHER says any society that elects a government of the same party for 24 years is asking to be subdued and subject to dictatorship.
Letter writer MARTIN GORDON, of Dunlop, says the hijacking of the protests about the wrongful death of George Floyd are a bigger travesty when they spiral into looting, and grandstanding rather than meaningful ideas.
Letter writer PETER BRADBURY reckons it's time for a fair-dinkum community debate on tax in the ACT.
Police may see themselves as the aggrieved, warns letter writer COLLISS PARRETT, of Barton.
There are two kinds of people in Canberra; those who work and pay taxes and those who don’t, says letter writer LUCINDA SPIER, of Campbell.
Letter writer PETER TAIT says that to get better decisions about how we want Canberra to be, we need two things...
Letter writer MARTIN GORDON, of Dunlop, sees the ACT government's spin as Orwellian... "Rather than addressing the facts you create an alternative narrative (al la '1984')".
Letter writer ALISON HUTCHINSON, of Coombs, says a future site for Canberra Hospital needs to be identified now in the context of work currently being undertaken on public transport, demographic trends, land release and land use planning.
Letter writer SUE DYER, of Downer, when clearing her shed, came across the 1990's vision for Gungahlin... a world of "two and three storeys; human-scale housing" and canals!
Letter writer JULIE TONGS feels she's being ignored by the ACT government when it comes to the early release of vulnerable prisoners in the Canberra jail.
The ALP and the Greens have legislated to deny an accused person in the ACT a basic right cherished and defended in liberal democracies for 800 years, namely the right to trial by jury. Shame on you, says letter writer Jon Stanhope.
Letter writer JACK KERSHAW, of Kambah, reckons cost and circumstance should influence the ACT government to reconsider sending the tram over the lake.