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Opinion - January 14, 2022

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Vote Ahern for Alameda County Sheriff

With all the unrest across the country and Bay Area with crime it's hard for me to understand why anyone would think we need a new Sheriff. Criminals are taking over the system and all we get from politicians is defund the police.

Greg Ahern is the only thing standing up against these criminals. We saw it in the Tri-Valley last year with carloads of thugs wanting to get off the freeway exits around Dublin and other cities. The Highway Patrol and Alameda County Sheriff department turned them away.

Look what happened in Oakland, San Francisco and San Leandro. Total destruction because these city leaders sat back and let business get destroyed.

Vote for Greg Ahern for Alameda County Sheriff!!

Special interest groups remain a problem

I wish to thank Joan Seppala for stopping development in Livermore in the last century. In hindsight, it's obvious the last thing we need is more townhouses sprawling over our valley.

I mention Joan Seppala specifically because I remember the editorial in the Independent, the newspaper she owns, congratulating her for opposing the development. No one was in favor of it except those developers convinced using ads from their special-interest groups.

This week the City Council voted unanimously for a hotel garage because of past city-wide votes supporting the project, along with the in favor of vineyard owners, their workers, and the Livermore Chamber of Commerce. Everyone wanted the development except those convinced by ads from special-interest groups.

Special-interest groups opposing the public good remain a problem in Livermore, from the last century to this one. The only difference is that now they're all funded by Joan Seppala.

— Alan Marling

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