Ken Szutu: What is the plan to fix Vallejo’s finances?

Letters to the Editor | Match 6, 2021 An open letter to the Vallejo City Council: If I tell you that my personal finance plan is based on me winning the lottery, what would you say? That I’m doomed to failure? Headed toward bankruptcy? Unfortunately, this is how I see how our city finance areContinue reading “Ken Szutu: What is the plan to fix Vallejo’s finances?”

Ken Szutu: What is Vallejo’s plan to manage payout exposure?

Letters to the Editor | Feb. 23, 2021   An open letter to the Vallejo City Council:   Does the city have a plan to manage our insurance payout exposure? I’d like to know.   I spoke in 2018 at a Vallejo City Council meeting, held downstairs in the library when the council chamber wasContinue reading “Ken Szutu: What is Vallejo’s plan to manage payout exposure?”

Benicia Mayor Steve Young: Recalling school board trustees unwise

Letters to the Editor | Feb. 9, 2021 Recalls, to me, should be used in instances of bad behavior, malfeasance, or other serious offenses. Recalling someone because you don’t like their vote on an issue does not meet that test. That is what elections are for. And both board members, if they choose to, canContinue reading “Benicia Mayor Steve Young: Recalling school board trustees unwise”

Brendan Riley: Why is Vallejo ignoring its own General Plan?

Letters to the Editor | Feb. 8, 2021 Regarding the proposed use of the old State Farm building on the waterfront as a new police station, this is clearly at odds with Vallejo’s General Plan Update (GPU), adopted by the Vallejo City Council in 2017. A major focus of the plan was on improvements thatContinue reading “Brendan Riley: Why is Vallejo ignoring its own General Plan?”