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Lodi Mayor Alan Nakanishi should right a wrong

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Posted: Wednesday, April 17, 2013 12:00 am

This is an open letter to Lodi Mayor Alan Nakanishi.

Mayor Nakanishi, I think you are in a position to right a wrong. The previous Lodi City Council came up with a way to force any tax increases, a new firehouse or whatever against the objections of the people of Lodi.

They did this by requiring that you send in a letter of objection — opposing — to the city clerk. There must be over half of the population responding by mail. On the coldest day this would never happen, and they knew that.

How it passed by the city council I don't know, but it's your chance to right a wrong perpetrated against the citizens of Lodi. I am sure the people would appreciate you taking care of this. Using loaded dice in a game against the citizens of Lodi is just not fair — maybe in the city of Bell, but not here in Lodi.

Ben Coleman


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  • Robert Jacobs posted at 11:29 am on Fri, Apr 19, 2013.

    Robert Jacobs Posts: 298

    These kind of people in local government are arrogant, greedy, immoral, liars....

  • Doug Chaney posted at 11:22 am on Fri, Apr 19, 2013.

    advocate Posts: 502

    Mr. Bitz, and also a buyer of the old fire station now in negotiations. If this buyer can fix it up why can't the city of Lodi? Or is Geweke hurting for cash? Why $400,000 for barely an acre in the middle of gangland for that property when there are still several other properties available on Cherokee much closer to the railroad underpasses than the Geweke property that will require extra time for the fire apparatus to get to Turner or Kettleman to pass under the railroad tracks when responding to incident west of the tracks? The engineering company interested in making the purchase of station #2 will have to bring it up to seismic code, won't they? That's an expensive process in itself. Sounds to me like another rip off enterprise zone business interested in the $37K or so tax credit.

  • roy bitz posted at 10:48 am on Thu, Apr 18, 2013.

    roy bitz Posts: 503

    Hard to believe this thirty year old fire house was so poorly built and allowed to deteriorate to the point it that it must be abandoned. The good news --- the city is awash with money and can easily afford a new multi million dollar fire house. No?

  • Walter Chang posted at 5:24 pm on Wed, Apr 17, 2013.

    Walt Posts: 1191



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