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sea ​​level rise
growth a bad bet

again. ,Appeals court clears way for controversial 469-domestic complex, “page B1, January 13:

Sobrato Organization will easily find 469 rubles in the market for McMansion in the low-lying areas of Newark, the climate worsens.

NOAA’s sea ​​level rise viewer (coast.noaa.gov) shows submerged land at a two-foot rise in sea level. Fear of rising sea level 7 feet on the California coast in the next century. The city of Newark did not conduct any sea level studies before approving this disastrous development.

Newark should have guaranteed that the city would not be on the hook for new mitigation infrastructure or taxpayer bailouts, both literally and figuratively, when the waters arrived.

Bud Miller

respect the king by pushing
to ban nuclear weapons

Monday Rev. commemorates the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and January 22 marks the first anniversary of the entry into force of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, which are intertwined.

The king called nuclear weapons the greatest of all evils. ,disarmament option,” They said, “There may be a civilization immersed in the abyss of destruction.,The development and use of nuclear weapons should be banned.,

Dr. King’s desired ban is now part of international law, but the United States has yet to sign the treaty. American leadership can save the world from the danger they talked about.

marie perner

Offer to superiors 13. is required
to live in their homes

In Dave Ruede’s letter to the editor about Proposition 13 (“Don’t shed a tear for rich housing,” page A6, January 13), he says, “Reverse Proposition 13 and make California fair and affordable.” He is clearly young and gullible.

If Proposition 13 is reversed for homeowners, there will be a tsunami of older people who have retired and will no longer be able to pay their property taxes. Proposition 13 has made it possible for me to own my condo, pay my taxes, and be age-appropriate. If Proposition 13 is repealed for homeowners, many of us will be forced to relocate because we won’t be able to afford the increase in property taxes we’ll pay. It won’t be easy if you are a senior citizen, handicapped and squeaking.

Proposition 13 requires homeowners to stay in place. Although I wouldn’t mind seeing Amazon, Intel and other tech companies pay more in property taxes than they can afford it.

Susan Paulson
Castro Valley

troubled republicans
must raise voice

I had to laugh at Jeff Johnson’s complaint that stuck with Republicans who believed in fraudulent elections, removal of voting protections, etc. (“Don’t portray all the GOP as supporting Trump,” page A12, Jan 9).

If you and your friends aren’t going step by step with this slyness, the GOP doesn’t listen to you. To declare. Have your say in the GOP. Don’t just sit there. If you care about this country, step away from your back and listen to yourself.

Don’t let these power hungry idiots take the reins. It is in our hands to keep our country as it should be, free for all. Protect our voting rights.

Stephanie Wilkins

role of heated rhetoric
threat to democracy

At this tense moment in our national history, we need perspective on the issue of the right to vote.

Voting should be as easily available as possible. But it is important to remember that mail-in voting without special requirements, advance voting before election day, drop boxes, etc. have been new in most places over the past several years.

Until recently, it was accepted that most voters had to arrive at polling places on election day. There was no widespread discussion that it cast democracy in doubt.

States have always governed election rules locally, subject to limitations such as the Constitution and the Voting Rights Act.

Suggesting democracy lives or dies on the basis of whether each state allows vote by mail or early voting thoughtlessly escalates tensions and leads the country to civil unrest.

Democrats as well as Republicans need to quell the verbal fireworks and work within the democracy we still have.

Steve Koppman