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VMT/ORCEM PROJECT INCONSISTENT WITH BAY PLAN says BCDC

4/5/16 —  In a just released letter dated March 25, the San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission has laid out  strong opposition to phase one of the Vallejo Marine Terminal Project: The Orcem Cement Plant. The BCDC letter makes it clear that the agency will stand as a roadblock to the project as it is currently…

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Moving the ball forward! — WITH HIGH SPEED FIBER OPTICS

By Chris Platzer The City Council identified a City high-speed fiber optic network as a priority in March 2014. City staff began to explore possible strategies to leverage and/or expand Vallejo’s existing fiber traffic signal network, including engaging an advisory board of community stakeholders. As a member of that advisory board I am happy to…

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CONFESSIONS OF A MACRONEUROTIC

By Carol Pearlman February 2, 2016 Forget safety. Live where you fear to live. Destroy your reputation. Be notorious. ― Rumi HaHaHaHaHaHa HaHaHaHaHaHa HaHaHaHaHaHa HaHaHaHaHaHaHaHa — Carol PLAN GENERAL THE To those who warned me not to trust the Mayor I say this: throughout all the time we worked together on what I’d come to…

CITY USES STRONGARM TACTIC TO SILENCE CITIZEN WEBSITE

Editor’s Note: The below article was published by Jeff Carlson co-founder and writer on the website voicesofvallejo.com — As a result of actions taken by the Vallejo City Attorney in communications with the site’s provider Voices of Vallejo has been shut down at this time. Documents described in connection with the article were apparently originally given…

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OBVIOUS BIAS ON ORCEM– AN OPEN LETTER TO THE CITY ATTORNEY

Ed. Note: The following email was sent to City Attorney Claudia Quintana and members of city council etc. by Vallejo resident John Osborne Mare Island Straits Economic Development Committee Cure and Correct Hello Ms. Quintana (Claudia) Since our last conversation I have given a great deal of thought to the upcoming Special Meeting of the City Council,…

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ORCEM: THE BIG PICTURE – Editorial

By Tom Ovens The big picture for me is how to create an ever improving quality of life for those of us living in Vallejo. Unfortunately that vision is not necessarily shared by some of the powers that are trying to shape the future of our city. The big picture for outside money interests is…

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STUPID IS AS STUPID DOES

By Marc Garman Developers for Chick-Fil-A and CVS Pharmacy designed their project in the Northgate Shopping Center on Admiral Callaghan Lane, insisting on having a left-turn pocket lane for north-bound traffic to enter their parking lot from Admiral Callaghan Lane. Planning commissioners, studied the proposal, visited the site and some commissioners photographed and studied the…

The Shadow Government is Real And you are not invited.

By Marc Garman Recently, questions have been raised surrounding the activities of the Mare Island Straits Economic Development Committee (MISEDC). Over the past 2 or so years the MISEDC a “non-sanctioned” city council committee headed by Vallejo councilmember and chair Jess Malgapo and including councilmembers Pippin Dew-Costa and Rozanna Verder-Aliga have engaged in activities to…

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