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What if I want a granny unit?

What if I want a granny unit?

| May 30, 2018 | 0 Comments

The East Bay Times editorial (on Measure I and Measure F) is an excellent summary of the history of the debate and the shameful actions by the City in this battle over land use decisions in Martinez. The editorial is timely, focused, and leaves no doubt about the Council’s efforts to thwart the will of […]

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Yes on F – No on I: Why the East Bay Times Editorial completely misses the mark

Yes on F – No on I: Why the East Bay Times Editorial completely misses the mark

| May 30, 2018 | 6 Comments

The May 29th editorial in the East Bay Times completely misses the mark on Measures F and I on the June ballot. In addition to being blatantly one-sided, the information presented by Dan Borenstein in the editorial was missing the facts. I am writing this letter to clear up some relevant issues. Measure I is […]

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Letter to the Editor: Green-lining as the new red-lining?

Letter to the Editor: Green-lining as the new red-lining?

| May 20, 2018 | 3 Comments

This week I was invited to watch some of this year’s Congress For The New Urbanism’s (CNU.org) talks from Savannah GA. During Wednesday’s talk the speaker posed an interesting thought on the way cities are defining open space that suggested green-lining has replaced red-lining. For readers not familiar with the term red-lining, it was the […]

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Letter to the Editor: Who is going to pay for it?

Letter to the Editor: Who is going to pay for it?

| May 20, 2018 | 1 Comment

Looks like the political hyperbole is heating up in anticipation of the June primary election. We received the slick four-page Yes on Measure I brochure in the mail this morning. Savings our parks should be a no-brainer. Everyone wants to save our parks, right? However, this is really a land-grab of the former Pine Meadow […]

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Message from the Mayor: Measure F protects citizen’s rights

Message from the Mayor: Measure F protects citizen’s rights

| May 13, 2018 | 10 Comments

In the primary election to be held on June 5, 2018, Martinez voters will be asked to vote for or against two local ballot measures know as Measure F and Measure I. Both measures deal with the protection of open space and parkland. The Martinez City Council placed Measure F on the ballot and Measure […]

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Letter to the Editor: Vote no on misguided Measure I

Letter to the Editor: Vote no on misguided Measure I

| May 9, 2018 | 3 Comments

I think we all agree that open space is a great thing! Martinez has a wealth of parks and public open space to serve our community along with thousands of acres of East Bay Regional Parks land, which by any measure is considerable. As a resident of Martinez and the Commissioner of our nation’s largest […]

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Letter to the Editor: Measure I – Like any contract, should be read back to front

Letter to the Editor: Measure I – Like any contract, should be read back to front

| May 9, 2018 | 3 Comments

My last letter was wordy, so I’ll make this one brief. Read the Measure, and not just the sales pitch that is the preamble, but the exhibits. Particularly Exhibit C. Then ask for both letters of endorsement from the Sierra Club and the Audubon Society. And if you are provided such letters, please forward them […]

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Letter to the Editor: Elections have consequences

Letter to the Editor: Elections have consequences

| April 25, 2018 | 5 Comments

I work outside of Martinez and depending on the level of stress from the past week I tend to hunker at home on the weekends to decompress as such I am not entirely sure when the sign favoring Tim Platt’s land grab initiative over the city’s parks protection measure went up on Alhambra Ave. With […]

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MPOA, residents worry about MPD low numbers, ask council for help

MPOA, residents worry about MPD low numbers, ask council for help

| April 8, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – If Martinez Police Department numbers keep dropping, the city could be faced with contracting for some public safety services, said Officer Mike Estanol, public information officer for the Martinez Police Officers Association (MPOA). MPOA has been warning city officials that the department is having trouble filling persistent vacancies and keeping the officers […]

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Letter to the Editor: Groups are ‘hostile to growth’

Letter to the Editor: Groups are ‘hostile to growth’

| March 14, 2018 | 3 Comments

I am writing in response to the rolling out of by-district elections. To say this process has wounded me deeply would be putting it mildly. As part of the ‘protected class’ this tawdry action sought to empower, I feel neither. I sat by on the sidelines for a majority of the time, waiting to see […]

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