Tag: Letter to the Editor

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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Message from the Mayor: Upcoming elections

Message from the Mayor: Upcoming elections

| September 9, 2018 | 2 Comments

By ROB SCHRODER Mayor of Martinez Many of you, like my wife and I, recently received a letter from the Contra Costa County Elections Department advising you that your precinct no longer has a polling place and you will be voting by mail, whether you signed up for it or not. I have received many […]

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Vote Yes on X

Vote Yes on X

| August 29, 2018 | 1 Comment

Despite past missteps, both imagined and real, City Staff and Council should be recognized for being responsive in an attempt to hire and retain quality staff for police and other public services. Rising pension costs are killing cities all over the state. Measure X funds will be independently audited to ensure compliance with state and […]

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Letter to the Editor: So you want to run for public office

Letter to the Editor: So you want to run for public office

| August 26, 2018 | 4 Comments

I can safely say I have been politically aware since at least age 9. I recall trick o’treating in the city of Paramount in ’72, while older boys were reminding folks to vote for Nixon. I can’t tell you what compelled me to chime in other than my mother, a hairdresser, who was on public […]

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Puppet masters and manipulators

Puppet masters and manipulators

| August 15, 2018 | 20 Comments

Back when I worked at the Gazette regular letter writers would routinely accuse some in our community of being “Puppet Masters”. The accusations were generally leveled at members of council and their supporters who favored creating a redevelopment agency. Hmm, I wonder how Governor Brown’s successor will see this issue…but I digress. Generally speaking these […]

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Letter to the Editor: Water vandals

Letter to the Editor: Water vandals

| August 8, 2018 | 0 Comments

I am writing to seek help from the community. Our home is on some acreage that abuts the hiking trail on the ridge above the John Muir House. Our water line passes through East Bay Regional Park District property and supplies water to the cattle trough near the trail. Repeatedly this summer, escalating similar events […]

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