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Letters to the Editor

Letter to the Editor

Small is beautiful

Driving back from Santa Rosa recently on Highway 12 in Boyes Springs, I came upon two very large “No on B” signs that disturbed me greatly.

Letter to the Editor

Beware the Watkins effect, “no” on B

A diverse cross-section of groups and individuals have come out opposing Measure B because they realize the unintended consequences the measure would have on Sonoma’s city services and our quality of life.

Letter to the Editor

What’s a big hotel

I was driving around town today, kind of counting the election signs and I saw a new one that said something like, “Stops big hotels.”

Letter to the Editor

B is beautiful

Goodness, gracious, the Tuesday I-T editorial page was a virtual barrage of naysayers about Measure B.

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Too much foot traffic already

Believe it or not, there were once proposals to build gas stations on the corner of the Plaza. Thank goodness, saner minds prevailed.

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Sonoma as an ATM?

I feel the necessity to write a letter to my fellow Sonomans about Measure B, which stops large hotels from development within city limits.

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One big hotel and tasting room spot?

Editor, Index-Tribune: I am a mom raising a family in Sonoma and I am voting “yes” on Measure B. I appreciate that tourism is an important part of our economy in Sonoma, and we enjoy being hosts to visitors from around the world. At the same time, the Sonoma Plaza is still an important gathering… Continue Reading >>

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Nobody was robbed

Editor, Index-Tribune: Joe Aaron’s revision of history (“Don’t let him rob us again,” Index-Tribune Op-Ed. Oct. 22) includes a vote that never happened. Pat Kuleto withdrew his application prior to any City Council vote being taken when he decided any discussion of parking conditions related to his proposed restaurant were too much trouble. The matter… Continue Reading >>

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City planning works, Measure B unnecessary

Editor, Index-Tribune: As I prepare to cast my vote for Measure B (the Hotel Limitation Measure), I’ve read the voter information written by both the sides of Measure B. The most misleading argument within the ballot arguments is a claim by Measure B supporters, in their opening paragraph, that states, “Sonoma risks becoming overbuilt and… Continue Reading >>

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I trust local officials, Vote no on B

Editor, Index-Tribune: I am dismayed that the main issue in the “yes” on Measure B campaign seems to be based on a distrust of our local officials, including the city council and those who volunteer their time to serve on local boards and commissions. In the 25 years I’ve lived here, I’ve had the privilege… Continue Reading >>

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Five more reasons to vote ‘no’ on B

Editor, Index-Tribune: If Measure B passes, those who voted “small” should pay attention to the problems they will have created. 1. It will rob the city of needed income. 2. It will prevent a beautiful addition to the Plaza area. 3. It will stop an improvement in traffic flow. 4. It will handcuff city planners… Continue Reading >>

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Not a question of ‘class’

A great deal has been said about the effort to ban gas powered leaf blowers in Sonoma. The City Council voted to move forward with a ban two weeks ago, and then on Monday night they voted it down.

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Hotel would recognize union, pay living wage

The Living Wage Coalition of Sonoma County opposes Measure B, which would limit the size of “large” hotels in the city. We believe the measure could undercut economic growth and job creation.

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Let’s celebrate, not quarrel about Sonoma

I feel so lucky to have lived for 55 years in Sonoma Valley, the home of Jack London, Alma Spreckles, Gen. Hap Arnold and so many others, and to have lived in the city of Sonoma with all its history.

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It’s treason to block U.S. debt payment

Article 1, Section 8 of the U.S. Constitution states, “The Congress shall have the Power to lay and collect Taxes, Duties, Imposts and Excises, to pay the Debts and provide for the common Defense and general Welfare of the United States; but all Duties, Imposts and Excises shall be uniform throughout the United States; To borrow Money on credit of the United States,” etc.