Share This Page

Waste of his tax money

| Saturday, May 4, 2013, 9:00 p.m.

Being a resident of Mt. Lebanon, I read with great interest Colin McNickle's “Saturday essay: Annoyed in Lebo” (April 27 and TribLIVE.com). While I do agree with his viewpoint that the residential zoning laws in our community are excessively restrictive, I disagree with Mr. McNickle's means of personal protest.

I feel that forcing the township to replace his sidewalk because of its 4-inch mismeasurement is a waste of taxpayers' money (my money). I believe McNickle adequately expressed his dissatisfaction with Mt. Lebanon zoning policy through the “public forum” in the Trib.

His belief that by requiring the township to relocate his sidewalk he is somehow teaching the local government a lesson displays a “tit-for-tat” mentality that serves no one.

Ken Unico

Mt. Lebanon

Editor's note: The request to move the sidewalk was tongue in cheek.

TribLIVE commenting policy

You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.

We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.

While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.

We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers

We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.

We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.

We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.

We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.