Livermore’s Measure P
a winner for everyone
Please vote yes on Measure P for the benefit of the South Livermore Valley Wine Country.
Measure P will allow the city of Livermore to extend its sewer into south Livermore for the purpose of enabling existing residents, wineries, restaurants and a wine country resort to hook into a sewer system without further degrading the existing water table. It will encourage property owners in south Livermore to plant new vineyards and replant older ones that have exceeded their useful life, versus currently pulling out more vineyards and adding to our fire danger here. Development will still be restricted to the existing Measure D and the South Livermore Valley Plan standards.
With capacity confirmed in the city’s sewer system, at no additional cost to Livermore taxpayers, and half the funding already secured by Alameda County, yes on Measure P is a win-win-win for our wineries, residents and open space advocates alike.
for Pinole council
I write in support of Cameron Sasai for Pinole City Council.
You might have seen Cameron’s signs throughout Pinole, or have run into him at the Pinole Farmer’s Market on Saturdays. Cameron has also been walking door to door. He is everywhere and has the energy, drive and ambition to be an excellent city councilman.
It is time Pinole invests in and votes for the younger generation who are getting involved in local politics and want to improve Pinole. We often vote for a person out of name recognition, or because they have served for 20 years. This length of service is to be recognized and honored. It is also honorable to back away and allow others to participate and make their contributions.
Pinole has changed for the better in the 18 years I have lived here. Cameron’s candidacy is the proof.
Vote no on gambling
Props. 26 and 27
Re. “Disentangling ads on gambling props, homelessness and California tribes,” Page A1, Sept. 12:
The article on Sept. 12 does a very good job of comparing the propaganda that both sides of the Proposition 26 versus Proposition 27 battle are presenting.
Both of the campaigns present the idea that more gambling is a good thing. Projecting hundreds of millions of dollars for social programs means billions are being taken out of the state. While we need to address homelessness, funding on the backs of gamblers is a poor way to fund programs.
I would argue that we do not need more gambling and urge a no vote on both Proposition 26 and Proposition 27.
Diablo Glen would
ruin Walnut Creek
I am strongly opposed to the Spieker development proposal called Diablo Glen.
I have lived in Walnut Creek for 25 years and love living here for many reasons. At age 85, I have witnessed the changes and agree with many of them, but Diablo Glen is going to create havoc on this part of our city.
Let’s keep businesses like this where they belong, not in neighborhoods where it will impact children and adults, open spaces that have defined our city, biking and walking paths and views of our beautiful Mount Diablo. The project will bring four or five years of noise, dirt, dust and trucks, all within an area that includes Clarke Swimming Facility, Heather Farm Rose Gardens, Heather Farm Park and playgrounds where families gather each weekend to picnic.
Let us enjoy the beauty of Walnut Creek.
Private sector will lead
green energy change
Re. “Can California really transform its power grid to be completely green?” Page A9, Sept. 11:
Dan Walters of CalMatters brings up great points regarding California’s electrification challenges.
Luckily, it’s not just on the government’s shoulders. The private sector is here to make the dream a reality, within the bounds of reality. It won’t be government officials drawing up blueprints for electric-ready homes or calculating district load sharing. It will be the experts in those fields, and Californians are behind them. We saw in February voters crush the CPUC plan to hobble the state solar program, and 62% supported the auto electrification deadline.
We can look to tech such as V2G (vehicle to grid) and hot water heat pumps for ways that load sharing can smooth energy demand peaks. We have to hope that, with the available funds in the federal Inflation Reduction Act, and with the private sector given the go-ahead, we can achieve this much-needed goal that the rest of the country is looking to.