Pacifica Tribune/Letters-to-the-Editor, 5/22/12. "Council recall" by Therese Dyer
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They went on to thank me and signed the petition. There were also some young students not able to vote and not from this area, but I was enlightened that the younger generation was taking so much interest. Then there were those who eagerly signed the petition because they either had personal negative feedback and were fed up period. And then there were those who read the Pacifica Tribune or watched Channel 26 and were equally fed up with the lack of development and continued loss of revenue.
There were those who were upset with the appointment of a former councilperson who was previously recalled who was absent at last Monday's city council meeting so once again the Oddstad Assisted living development was continued to the June 11 meeting, I'd suggest that everyone be there to support this project as it will bring in up to $1 million in permits plus taxes and create jobs. Besides, it is a much-needed service since a great portion of citizens are senior.We already have three senior centers here with no assisted living complex.
The number of people who attend the City Council meetings make the difference. An example was the 72 people who showed up in support of the Resource Center. I can't emphasize how important your presence. Make a point to put this on your calender and be there if you want to make a difference. You can also make a difference by signing our petitions, despite the fact they have set us back by six weeks with nit-picking the signatures, making us take down our sign on private property and trying to derail us from getting signatures at the Senior Center. I believe in my constitutional rights and so should you. The recall is going forward. Thank you to those that are already gathering signatures and those of you who already signed.
Editor's Note: When the Tribune made inquiries, both the City Manager and Ginny Jaquith informed us that when she was first appointed, Jaquith was up front that she already had prior, unchangeable travel plans for that particular Council meeting night so staff had ample opportunity to inform the Assisted Living project folks well in advance of the continuance."
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