Tag: Letter to the Editor

Letter to the Editor: Pine Meadow going before court

Letter to the Editor: Pine Meadow going before court

| November 4, 2018 | 1 Comment

Dear Editor, The Friends of Pine Meadow lawsuit to overturn the City council’s “rewrite history” decision that changed Pine Meadow from open space to residential is finally going to be heard by Contra Costa Superior Court. On January 19, 2017 the City Council voted that the 43 year old open space designation for Pine Meadow […]

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Letter to the Editor: Support Martinez police officers by voting Yes on Measure X

Letter to the Editor: Support Martinez police officers by voting Yes on Measure X

| October 28, 2018 | 6 Comments

This November, the citizens of Martinez will be given the opportunity to partner and aid in sustaining the future of the Martinez Police Department by weighing in on Measure X. Measure X means securing retention of our current quality Martinez Police Officers as well as proactively recruiting future quality police personnel. We know what is […]

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Letter to the Editor: New energy in Martinez

Letter to the Editor: New energy in Martinez

| October 28, 2018 | 0 Comments

I’m a long-time Martinez resident and recent retiree. In 1972, I purposefully chose to move to Martinez because it reminded me of the small Midwest towns where I was born and grew up. I have witnessed many changes over the years in this city that I love, more so recently than ever before. There’s a […]

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Letter to the Editor: Keep incumbents in Martinez

Letter to the Editor: Keep incumbents in Martinez

| October 28, 2018 | 0 Comments

As a former Martinez city council member I know first-hand the difficult task faced by the city and level of perseverance it takes to improve and revitalize your community and how many factors enter into success. Nothing happens overnight. No one person makes success happen. A ‘one and done’ art event does not change the […]

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Letter to the Editor: Measure X a ‘necessary, step forward’ for city

Letter to the Editor: Measure X a ‘necessary, step forward’ for city

| October 21, 2018 | 0 Comments

Dear Editor, As voting season enters the final stretch and we begin to receive our ballots in the mail, I’d like to share why I’m supporting Measure X this November. A half-cent sales tax equal to about a dime a day, Measure X provides critical funds to improve our water and flood control infrastructure, boost […]

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Letter to the Editor: No cannabis shops in Martinez

Letter to the Editor: No cannabis shops in Martinez

| October 7, 2018 | 3 Comments

Despite the current ban on the establishment of Pot Shops in Martinez, a recent city council meeting centered only on where, not if, a shop would be permitted. All the city council members appeared to assume that the opening of 1 or 2 marijuana dispensaries would be a boon to our city. The speakers in […]

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Measure X is essential for Martinez

Measure X is essential for Martinez

| October 1, 2018 | 0 Comments

Dear Editor: I have been reading with interest the varied letters on the Measure X issue. The question is: should we or shouldn’t we pass this ½ cent sales tax. Most readers acknowledge that our police should be retained and given a competitive salary, the water system needs major upgrades, parks & playgrounds require regular […]

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Letter to the editor: Why I am not supporting Measure X

Letter to the editor: Why I am not supporting Measure X

| September 19, 2018 | 2 Comments

In the Sunday, September 16th edition of this paper a letter from Gay Gerlack was published in support of Measure X. I wanted to write a letter, which I will hope you will publish, to help your readers consider some of the problems with Measure X. This letter is a bit longer, but given that […]

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Letter to the Editor: Riverhouse bed bug infestation

| September 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

Hello, I live next to your office at the Riverhouse. It has been known that there is a long time problem of bed bugs at the low income subsidized housing unit. Now managment is claiming that is the fault of the tenants for the infestation and said they will charge us for treatment. I have […]

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Letter to the Editor: The people have spoken for legal recreational cannabis

Letter to the Editor: The people have spoken for legal recreational cannabis

| September 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

A recent letter to the editor in regards to legal cannabis in Martinez stated “Martinez is getting seduced into the marijuana business. It’s most apparent motive is that we need the money. As in taxes, fees and whatever”. What the author of the letter is overlooking is that the voters in Martinez overwhelmingly voted in […]

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