Letters to the Editor
Letters to the Editor submitted by local residents of Ocala and surrounding areas. Submissions from users of Ocala-News.com to express their opinions on topical issues and events in Ocala, Marion County, and surrounding areas.
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In a letter to the editor, a resident of Cleveland, Ohio warns Ocala residents of his city's negative experience with scooter rentals.
In a letter to the editor, an Ocala resident says he believes that Downtown Ocala is in need of additional handicap parking.
"I have not had any income since January, been evicted from my apartment, and now I'm homeless. I'm owed roughly $15,000 from unemployment. Can someone help me please, I'm begging please?" - Chad Germab of Silver Springs details his struggles in a letter to the editor.
In a letter to the editor, an Ocala resident says that she believes the parking garage downtown is unsafe and too far from the shops for the elderly.
Ocala resident Kay Voge believes electric scooter rentals are unnecessary and that more people should walk for exercise.
An Ocala resident who has lived in the city since 1948 says the city needs more parking on the Downtown Square to get elderly visitors.
Ocala-News.com readers expressed mixed feelings about Ocala’s parking meters in a collection of letters and comments submitted to the website.
In a letter to the editor, a Summerfield resident suggests that parking meters only apply to out-of-state and county tags.
A resident that lives close to The Villages says the parking meters in Ocala take away from the home town feel that places like The Villages embrace.
A resident of northwest Ocala for the past 16 years believes the area is in need of a supermarket and no more gas stations.
In a letter to the editor, an Ocala resident hopes the city will consider bringing health facilities and job training to west Ocala instead of more liquor stores in the future.
A developer with hopes to bring new businesses to West Ocala believes the city should "stop the madness" when it comes to more liquor stores.
In a letter to the editor, an Ocala resident shares his opinion on the city approving the construction of additional gas stations, suggesting that one gas station offers the same services as the next.
An Ocala resident believes that competition between large companies is driving the push for new business, not demand from residents. Read her thoughts in this letter to the editor.
In a Letter to the Editor, an Ocala resident shares her opinion on what types of businesses should be built in the city in light of another resident's protest against more gas stations.
In a letter to the editor, an Ocala resident doesn't want to see another gas station, car wash, or auto/tire repair shop built in spots of the city with plenty of those businesses already in place.
In a letter to the editor, an Ocala resident suggests that comments made by another resident regarding the number of gas stations in Ocala were out of line. Read his thoughts and share your own.
In a Letter to the Editor, an Ocala resident offers a counterpoint to the idea that certain guns are made to kill and not for hunting or self-defense.
In a letter to the editor, Ocala resident Benny Vaughn shares an opinion on the recent decision by local government to declare Marion County as a Second Amendment Sanctuary.
Damon Vitale, a Culinary Program Coordinator at Marion Technical College, offers advice to local restaurants on the proper response to a failed health inspection in a Letter to the Editor.
Joyce Leigh, resident of Ocala, offers advice to the owner of Fat Boys Bar-B-Q in a Letter to the Editor.
In a Letter to the Editor, Lori Peters of Silver Springs is concerned about her community.