Tag: Letter to the Editor

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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Letter to the Editor: No weeds in the garden

Letter to the Editor: No weeds in the garden

| September 16, 2018 | 0 Comments

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. It’s almost as if panic has set in at city hall and we the people must comply with this emergency. The emergency is not our fault. This is the city council’s […]

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Letter to the Editor: Why I’m supporting Measure X

Letter to the Editor: Why I’m supporting Measure X

| September 16, 2018 | 2 Comments

I was part of the Citizens for Measure H, a $30,000,000 bond that the citizens of Martinez approved to rebuild our pool, upgrade our library, and renovate our parks. One of the concerns was that once this work was accomplished, would the city be able to provide proper maintenance. When serving on the Park, Recreation, […]

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Letter to the Editor: Keep dispensaries out of downtown Martinez

Letter to the Editor: Keep dispensaries out of downtown Martinez

| September 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

For ten years Martinez has been struggling with marijuana dispensaries. Wasting valuable time in futile efforts to locate the perfect area in Martinez for such a thing. Areas where there are no schools, no hospitals, no churches, no youth centers or places of business which do not want such things. It’s a hard find because […]

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