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CEMENT PLANT WILL MOSTLY IMPACT VALLEJO’S POOR SAYS ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE REPORT

An Environmental Justice Analysis prepared by Land Economics Consultants, LLC for DUDEK, the consultants hired by The City of Vallejo for the environmental impact report on the ORCEM cement plant and industrial port proposed for South Vallejo has just been released. The report indicates that, “significant and unavoidable” cumulative environmental impacts would result should the…

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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…

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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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…

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