Tag: Measure I

Council trying to trick voters

Council trying to trick voters

| May 23, 2018 | 0 Comments

Dear Editor, The City Council has created a lot of confusion around Measure I and private property rights…and that was their goal. We believe Martinez voters will not be tricked. We also believe the most important issue is to allay the fears of the 550 property owners the Council has targeted with their misleading City […]

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Letter to the Editor: To ‘F’ or to ‘I’…that is the question

Letter to the Editor: To ‘F’ or to ‘I’…that is the question

| May 20, 2018 | 1 Comment

Before you cast your vote on the two Private Property and open space measures on the June 5th, 2018 ballot, be sure you have all the facts. Information is out there for you to explore and it can be found in your Voter Information Guide pages CC 021-040 to CC 021-56. Information is also available […]

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Letter to the Editor: Green-lining as the new red-lining?

Letter to the Editor: Green-lining as the new red-lining?

| May 20, 2018 | 3 Comments

This week I was invited to watch some of this year’s Congress For The New Urbanism’s (CNU.org) talks from Savannah GA. During Wednesday’s talk the speaker posed an interesting thought on the way cities are defining open space that suggested green-lining has replaced red-lining. For readers not familiar with the term red-lining, it was the […]

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Letter to the Editor: Who is going to pay for it?

Letter to the Editor: Who is going to pay for it?

| May 20, 2018 | 1 Comment

Looks like the political hyperbole is heating up in anticipation of the June primary election. We received the slick four-page Yes on Measure I brochure in the mail this morning. Savings our parks should be a no-brainer. Everyone wants to save our parks, right? However, this is really a land-grab of the former Pine Meadow […]

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Message from the Mayor: Measure F protects citizen’s rights

Message from the Mayor: Measure F protects citizen’s rights

| May 13, 2018 | 10 Comments

In the primary election to be held on June 5, 2018, Martinez voters will be asked to vote for or against two local ballot measures know as Measure F and Measure I. Both measures deal with the protection of open space and parkland. The Martinez City Council placed Measure F on the ballot and Measure […]

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Letter to the Editor: Vote no on misguided Measure I

Letter to the Editor: Vote no on misguided Measure I

| May 9, 2018 | 3 Comments

I think we all agree that open space is a great thing! Martinez has a wealth of parks and public open space to serve our community along with thousands of acres of East Bay Regional Parks land, which by any measure is considerable. As a resident of Martinez and the Commissioner of our nation’s largest […]

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Letter to the Editor: Watch out for web of lies from Measure I

Letter to the Editor: Watch out for web of lies from Measure I

| May 9, 2018 | 2 Comments

The statement that Martinez Parks are in “dire danger” of conversion to residential housing by developers is a bigger lie than Clinton stating he never had sex with that woman. It is disgraceful that Platt, Thomson, Kilmer, 1000 Friends of Martinez are making such an absolute absurd statement. It is an outright LIE. But, this […]

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Letter to the Editor: Measure I – Like any contract, should be read back to front

Letter to the Editor: Measure I – Like any contract, should be read back to front

| May 9, 2018 | 3 Comments

My last letter was wordy, so I’ll make this one brief. Read the Measure, and not just the sales pitch that is the preamble, but the exhibits. Particularly Exhibit C. Then ask for both letters of endorsement from the Sierra Club and the Audubon Society. And if you are provided such letters, please forward them […]

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City puts open space measures information on website

City puts open space measures information on website

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Two ballot measures that say they would save open space areas from being developed are going head to head in vying for voter approval in next month’s election. Advocates of one open space measures, I, are sending mailers and dropping off flyers at residents’ homes, while the city of Martinez has put […]

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Letter to the Editor: Generational wealth: What is it, why you should care

Letter to the Editor: Generational wealth: What is it, why you should care

| May 2, 2018 | 10 Comments

Back in March I promised to follow up on my letter with my thoughts on generational wealth. I now work for a Berkeley based credit union with roots in the protection of the generational wealth of disenfranchised groups. Practices of redlining and predatory lending are no longer an academic understanding, but personal stories like the […]

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