To the Editor:

Of course there are a few things that I would rather see the City of Keizer spend money on, such as a library, but the water tower near Keizer Station presents too good an opportunity to ignore.  It is perfectly located to display the City’s name and help distinguish it from its larger neighbor to the south.

As you travel across the country, particularly the Plains states, the names of communities on their water towers provide a ubiquitous vision of Americana.  Let’s join them!

In my view, the simplest and likely cheapest design would involve only the City’s name in large block letters.  It would be instantly informative without the distraction that might occur to someone trying to discern what was really intended.  So I say go for it – just say “KEIZER” in big block letters.

Art Burr
Keizer