Tag: Letter to the Editor

Letter to the Editor: Work not done

Letter to the Editor: Work not done

| July 1, 2018 | 0 Comments

Dear Editor, Measure I—The Citizen Initiative won. Congratulations to all of us for this truly community-wide effort to protect all Martinez open space and parks, now and in the future. We stood up for what we felt was best for us all. Working together, we showed we can make a difference, we can change the […]

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Where is amphitheater dream?

Where is amphitheater dream?

| June 27, 2018 | 2 Comments

I read through the city’s report on how they plan to spend the funds available for many of the projects we need to do. It’s always great to divvy up the cash we’ve voted to make available. But the last few times the city has been able to do this, one item never seems to […]

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Letter to the Editor: Tobacco industry still targeting children

Letter to the Editor: Tobacco industry still targeting children

| June 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

We have a problem in this town, and let’s put it frank, it’s not just exclusive to our town. In fact this problem happens to be in every town around the nation, and even the city of San Francisco has gotten to the point that they had to have a ballot measure to deal with […]

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Letter to the Editor: Safety at schools

Letter to the Editor: Safety at schools

| June 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

Martinez does not have School Resource Officer even though the City Council set a goal (June 13, 2017) to put one in place. According to their own goal document: – The School Resource Officer position is funded – The School Resource Officer position was identified, by the City Council, as a TOP PRIORITY – The […]

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Letter to the Editor: Five top reasons to vote yes on Measure I – the citizen initiative

Letter to the Editor: Five top reasons to vote yes on Measure I – the citizen initiative

| June 3, 2018 | 0 Comments

We urge Martinez voters to join us in voting YES on Measure I on June 5. Here’s why: 1. Measure I protects all Martinez parks and open space—when the City Council votes to convert them to development, voters will make the final decision 2. Martinez scenic and recreational lands are valuable assets and essential to […]

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Memorial Day: Honoring our U.S. Military

| May 30, 2018 | 0 Comments

As proud servicemen, it is our duty to make this world as good and as safe a place we can. We are blessed in this country, and I believe that the rest of the world would be blessed if they lived with the same sort of freedom we have in America where some individuals choose […]

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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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Eminent Domain by citizens

Eminent Domain by citizens

| May 30, 2018 | 1 Comment

I am voting YES on Measure F and No on Measure I because it is no more than Eminent Domain by Citizens. My reasoning is simple. Eminent Domaine is physically taking of private property or “devaluing” private property by the government against the will of the property owner. The government sets the value or price […]

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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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Measure I hurts the small guy

Measure I hurts the small guy

| May 30, 2018 | 1 Comment

Although Measure I will affect large developments, it also hurts the “small guy.” I own a house and a vacant lot that will be in this new “open space” zone. I don’t know why they included my house because my neighbors on both sides of me are not in it. But, that is a discussion […]

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