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Harmony ought to findnew NWS developer

Re.”Harmony rejects housing developer’s proposal,” Web page B1, Might 26:

As a Harmony resident since 1989, along with rising up right here, I’ve been involved in regards to the Seeno household and their unsavory actions for numerous years.

I wrote to the Metropolis Council expressing my concern about their contemplating them to move the event of the Naval Weapons Station, and proceed to really feel strongly that the council ought to look additional for a reliable and dependable contractor to deal with the event.

Maren StanczakHarmony

State should improvefire administration

Greater than 100 years of poor hearth administration has led to too many burned properties and extra flammable landscapes. California can’t preserve preventing wildfires the identical previous methods.

We should change how we stop harmful fires. Nearly all wildfires are ignited by folks within the city wildland interface. We’re in denial if we predict it’s secure to proceed constructing on fire-prone hillsides if we simply add a brand new hearth station or use new constructing supplies. To adapt to local weather change and rising wildfire situations, we should be smarter about the place we put properties and extra critical about retrofitting present properties.

The Washburn Hearth, which reached 58% containment this week, affords essential classes about prevention measures. The majestic sequoias survived partly attributable to prescribed burns and managed wildfire. The mandatory practices have been uncared for in lots of California’s ecosystems for many years and we have now a number of catching as much as do.

Tiffany YapOakland

Change begins withgood native authorities

The Supreme Court docket’s reversal of Roe proves that our basic rights proceed to be underneath assault.

Most of us consider we should always have the liberty to determine for ourselves whether or not and when we have now youngsters. That requires accessible abortion care – and a robust democracy.

The identical teams and people secretively spending in help of the decades-long assault on Roe have poured tens of millions into taking up native and state elected places of work, placing up limitations to voting and drawing unfair district maps.

This fall we have now a chance to construct a stronger democracy proper right here in Oakland. Truthful Elections Oakland will improve marketing campaign advert transparency, strengthen contribution limits, restrict lobbying and equip each Oaklander with the sources to help community-based candidates. When candidates and elected officers can give attention to what our communities want, not what big-money donors and particular pursuits need, that’s once we’ll see actual progress on points that matter most.

Liz SukGovt Director, Oakland RisingOakland

Don’t examine;divest from fossil fuels

I share fellow reader George Fulmore’s sentiment about company greed being the motive force behind elevated gasoline prices (“Oil trade’s windfall should be investigated,” Web page A6, July 19), however I don’t assume an investigation is required. Vitality firms are merely doing what they’re purported to do: maximize income.

Greed isn’t the issue; our authorities subsidizing and enabling them is. We should always as an alternative be divesting away from fossil fuels and investing in renewable vitality.

Dan SulfaroBerkeley

Congress wants moreindependent thinkers

Final week, President Biden’s bundle of insurance policies to assist scale back climate-warming air pollution collapsed after one senator withdrew his help. The U.S. Senate has 50 Republicans, 48 Democrats and a pair of Independents who caucus with the Democrats. On this case, they’re voting as a block besides one Democratic member who’s holding it up.

Please, don’t inform me that you just assume each single Republican believes that this invoice is dangerous and each single Democrat besides one believes that it’s good. What we see right here is blatant politics at its worst. Plainly the priorities of those senators should be their very own political futures first, their events’ political futures second and the way forward for the American folks a distant third.

One wonders once we will vote for impartial thinkers who will put the way forward for the American folks first. By the way in which, the Supreme Court docket appears to have the identical biases.

Robert MayneWalnut Creek

Latest rulings showhigh court docket’s ineptitude

The U.S. Supreme Court docket is a completely inept court docket.

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