Tag: Letter to the Editor

Letter to the Editor: Alhambra Valley still opposed to annexation

Letter to the Editor: Alhambra Valley still opposed to annexation

| October 23, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Alhambra Valley Improvement Association has always opposed the annexation of Alhambra Valley. The Valley lies south west of the city, from south of John Swett School to the T at Reliez Vallely Road and Alhambra Valley Road, east to just beyond the curve on Reliez and west to the pig farm at the crest […]

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Letter to the Editor: Downtown Density Workshop

| October 6, 2019 | 0 Comments

“Discussions, day trips offer visions for downtown Martinez” (East Bay Times Aug. 2011) “City Officials Pleased With Results Of ‘Downtown Matters’ Workshops” (Patch Nov. 2011) These are just two headlines during the Downtown Matters workshops; a series of workshops spearheaded by former Redwood City’s Redevelopment Manager, Susan Moeller. These workshops were part of the overall […]

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Letter to the Editor: Dog park urged at new parcel

Letter to the Editor: Dog park urged at new parcel

| September 18, 2019 | 0 Comments

Dear Council Members, As residents of Martinez since February 18, 1966, and always having resided south of Highway 4, we are pleased that the resolution of the fate of the Coward property has taken place and there can be needed use for the property in the form of much needed new housing. We are also […]

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Letter to the Editor: Martinez redistricting: It’s like deja vu all over again

Letter to the Editor: Martinez redistricting: It’s like deja vu all over again

| September 11, 2019 | 0 Comments

With a hat tip to Yogi Berra Sunday mornings after a city council meeting I like to sit with my coffee, sometimes not so quietly, at my computer and watch the video recording. I want to thank Mr. Verrilli for speaking on behalf of the many Martinez voters who have had their votes suppressed – […]

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Letter to the Editor: Denial of conditional use permit

Letter to the Editor: Denial of conditional use permit

| September 1, 2019 | 0 Comments

On Tuesday evening, August 27 I sat in the front row of the Planning Commission meeting for no other reason than to bear witness. I heard one woman seated behind me comment on how wonderful it was to see the many “decent” young families in attendance. That comment begs the question, as opposed to whom? […]

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Letter to the Editor: Martinez needs an independent redistricting commission

Letter to the Editor: Martinez needs an independent redistricting commission

| September 1, 2019 | 0 Comments

Our grassroots group, Martinez Residents for an Independent Redistricting Commission, has been active in asking the City Council to establish an Independent Redistricting Commission to redraw the currently gerrymandered voting districts in Martinez. While some may argue that we don’t need districts in the first place and that our previous at-large voting system worked fine, […]

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Letter to the Editor: Support for gun range

Letter to the Editor: Support for gun range

| August 21, 2019 | 0 Comments

As a downtown merchant for the past 15 years, I would like to offer my support on an item on your agenda. I would like this read into the record at the meeting on August 27, since I cannot be present, regarding the recommendation to the City Council regarding a proposed zoning change to allow […]

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Letter to the Editor: No to Indoor Gun Range, No to Sales of Semi-Automatic Weapons

Letter to the Editor: No to Indoor Gun Range, No to Sales of Semi-Automatic Weapons

| August 11, 2019 | 0 Comments

Forty-three people spoke regarding the proposed indoor gun range for Downtown Martinez at the July 23 Planning Commission meeting. Thirty-two were against, 10 were for, and one spoke on both sides. But, the packed, standing-room-only city chamber was overwhelmingly filled with those opposed to the proposed range. Cry Babies? Those in opposition to the proposed […]

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Letter to the Editor, by Councilmember Noralea Gipner: Homelessness issue a priority

Letter to the Editor, by Councilmember Noralea Gipner: Homelessness issue a priority

| August 7, 2019 | 0 Comments

As many of you are aware, working on the homelessness problem is a priority for our city. Homelessness has increased, not only regionally, but throughout the state and nation. Over the last few years we have been focusing on linking people with services to get them help and into housing. This is a complicated problem […]

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Letter to the Editor: Guns and emotions

Letter to the Editor: Guns and emotions

| August 7, 2019 | 0 Comments

An open letter to the community-at-large and the City of Martinez Planning Commission Last week the Martinez News-Gazette published Column One and a pair of readers’ letters voicing support for an underground gun range envisioned as part of a proposed downtown outdoor outfitters bazaar and shooters club in the old “opera house” building at Ferry […]

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