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Your Voice – Letters

Enough of ‘how to create buzz downtown’

Dear Editor, I am so darned sick of hearing people talk about Martinez’s “potential,” and “if they only did that,” “if they only did this.” You can’t walk into any coffee shop, restaurant, boutique or bar in town without hearing someone flapping their gums about what would “fix” the city. …

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‘Thank you for movie, smoothie’

Dear Tribune, I just wanted to thank you for the movie ticket and Jamba Juice coupon you sent after I subscribed, and for the nice letter attached to the gifts. Love your paper, and these were a fun bonus! – Rebecca Beecher

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‘Fellow citizens, demand answers!’

Dear Editor, We are writing because we just read the news from the State of the City report, and it would seem that a new tax is being contemplated for the purpose of maintaining our streets. To be clear, we are not anti-tax in general, especially when a need is …

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Guy Cooper on politics & Pine Meadow

Good synopsis of the Pine Meadow issue to date by “Name on File” in the January 29 Voice section of the Tribune. I might just add that three of the four non-respondents to the cited public records request are the very ones I identified a year ago as substantially benefiting …

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Opinion: One perspective on Pine Meadow …

Dear Editor, I have lived in Martinez for 21 years and have degrees in Environmental Engineering.  I have worked in the industrial sector my entire career. That said, when I became aware that three out of the four City Council members and the mayor passed a resolution Jan 21, 2015, …

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Opinion: Political system has ‘no conscience, no shame’

Over two-thirds (69 percent) of voters in both parties agree with the statement they “feel angry because our political system seems to only be working for the insiders with money and power, like those on Wall Street or in Washington, rather than working to help everyday people get ahead” (Nov. …

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‘Chief honored the right folks’

Editor, Our new police chief certainly honored the right folks this year when Dirk Miller was cited as officer of the year and Shelley Tolliver was named MPD’s civilian employee of the year. I had an opportunity to watch both of them in action at the same time, assisting a …

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‘Police deserve contract, better pay’

Dear Editor, Our MPD (Martinez Police Department) have been without contract since June 2015 and are suffering dire consequences. They have lost four experienced officers this year, with two more leaving at the end of the holidays. They are 13 percent lesser pay than 12 other agencies in the area. …

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A Martinez renaissance right before our eyes!

By HAMILTON FISH Special to the Tribune Martinez is entering a renaissance. Renaissance – literally a rebirth – a time of rapid change for the better. The point was driven home on a visit to San Francisco. It happened to be SantaCon day. There were thousands of folks dressed up …

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