Tag: Measure I

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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Update: Measure I lead growing

| June 17, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Measure I, the citizen-initiated ballot measure that would prevent development on open space park and recreation land without voter approval, now leads by 100 votes a similar city measure that would apply only to publicly-owned land, according to information provided by the Contra Costa County Elections Department. The two measures were put […]

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City’s open space protection measure has narrow lead

City’s open space protection measure has narrow lead

| June 10, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Martinez voters showed Tuesday they want a say if open spaces are to be developed, but by a 75-vote margin so far, indicate that such referendums should not apply to privately-owned properties. Measure F, placed on the ballot by the Martinez City Council, has received 2,762 “yes” votes and 2,542 “no” votes, […]

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Friday update pushes Measure I on top; 60k ballots yet to be counted

Friday update pushes Measure I on top; 60k ballots yet to be counted

| June 8, 2018 | 0 Comments

A razor thin margin of four votes shows Measure I ahead of Measure F in the duel of opposing open space measures following a Friday afternoon update provided by the Contra Costa County election department. Election night results showed Measure F on top by 75 votes. Election officials informed there was over 80,000 ballots left […]

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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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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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Check facts before voting on Measures

Check facts before voting on Measures

| May 23, 2018 | 0 Comments

As a counterpoint to Debbie McKillop’s letter to the editor, I’d like to offer the following. Like Debbie, I encourage you to research the issues surrounding Measure I and Measure F and make a reasoned decision. Let me give a quick explanation of Measure I. Measure I offers the voters of Martinez the chance to […]

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