A few weeks back I did a story about the Baldwin Park City Council approving an ordinance that will require all businesses with shopping carts to install a containment system. Their take is the stranded shopping cart issue in Baldwin Park is getting out of control.
Today, I received this letter snail mail from a reader commenting on that story. When I first opened the letter, I figured it was the average letter to the editor until I noticed who it was from: a seventh grader.
In a time when teens are overloaded with entertainment news and apathetic – to say the least – about anything remotely political, I found it refreshing that a seventh-grade student actually took the time out to read a newspaper article and then type up a letter voicing her opinions.
Take a look.