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LETTER: Bonuses for Las Vegas city employees!

I opened the Thursday paper and read, “Las Vegas awards bonuses, cites future savings.” The article tells us the Las Vegas City Council will pay 1,960 city employees more than $6 million in bonuses. Council members reasoned “there is significant long-term cost savings afforded by … one-time payouts instead of ongoing cost-of-living increases.”

The coronavirus has taken a sledgehammer to the local economy and the tax base. In the same edition, on the front of the Business section, I read, “State jobless rate 25.3 percent.”

Putting the “sacrifice” the public-sector unions — in collusion with the council — have made in this context, I want to voice my appreciation. It’s comforting to know you guys feel our pain.

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LETTER: Oakland no longer deserves MLB team

It was disappointing to read Sam Gordon’s column arguing the A’s should remain in Oakland. He offered only sentimental reasons.