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Name not shown inside Vallejo January 13, 2021, 1:21 PM

Do you know of or are you active with a neighborhood group that picks up litter? No
Do you know of or are you active with a neighborhood group that paints over graffiti? No
How often are you or your group actively engaged in neighborhood clean up activity? Quarterly
Drop a pin to define the area that you work on and add additional comments on the pin. Pin at 38.1095, -122.247376
If the city were able to support your effort, what would your top 3 priorities consist of? (?Hold down "Ctrl" or command key to click on and select 3.) Communications, Tools, Volunteer Training
Would you be willing to lead a group on a regular basis with the support of the City? No

Name not shown inside Vallejo January 13, 2021, 1:10 PM

Please review the following City services and rank them in importance from 1-5, with 1 being the most important. You can also add additional priorities and comments – thank you for your input! Preserving the City’s fiscal stability , Supporting residents and local businesses on the road to recovery , Enhancing fire protection and emergency medical response times , Recruiting and retaining qualified police officers , Maintaining emergency and disaster preparedness

Name not shown inside Vallejo January 12, 2021, 7:32 PM

Please review the following City services and rank them in importance from 1-5, with 1 being the most important. You can also add additional priorities and comments – thank you for your input! Enhancing fire protection and emergency medical response times , Recruiting and retaining qualified police officers , Maintaining emergency and disaster preparedness , Supporting residents and local businesses on the road to recovery , Preserving the City’s fiscal stability
Feedback on priorities: main priority is enhancing fire protection and emergency medical response times due to heavy fires during the fall seson.

Name not shown inside Vallejo January 12, 2021, 2:19 PM

Please review the following City services and rank them in importance from 1-5, with 1 being the most important. You can also add additional priorities and comments – thank you for your input! Maintaining emergency and disaster preparedness , Enhancing fire protection and emergency medical response times , Preserving the City’s fiscal stability , Supporting residents and local businesses on the road to recovery , Recruiting and retaining qualified police officers

Name not shown inside Vallejo December 13, 2020, 6:20 PM

Do you know of or are you active with a neighborhood group that picks up litter? No
Do you know of or are you active with a neighborhood group that paints over graffiti? No
How often are you or your group actively engaged in neighborhood clean up activity? Other - None at this time
Drop a pin to define the area that you work on and add additional comments on the pin. Pin at 38.095941, -122.229004, Pin at 38.090469, -122.230463, Pin at 38.089996, -122.232437, Pin at 38.099307, -122.230625
If the city were able to support your effort, what would your top 3 priorities consist of? (?Hold down "Ctrl" or command key to click on and select 3.) Communications, Dumpster, Tools
Would you be willing to lead a group on a regular basis with the support of the City? Yes

Name not shown outside Vallejo September 29, 2020, 12:15 PM

Why are the people of the lakes water system treated like cash cows to fund a decrepit water system? The financial well being of the community here should not be the basis of billing for water. Vallejo should spread the cost of both systems across all customers, not just the 800+ customers that are stuck on the system.

Name not shown outside Vallejo September 28, 2020, 8:02 PM

Why are Green Valley rates so high and why continue to raise the rate? Why can't we use our OWN well water for potable? Why do we have to use Vallejo Water, why not Fairfield?

We also had our water tested that had more chlorine than our swimming pool - why the high rates and the unhealthy quality of drinking water?

Doug Darling inside Vallejo September 2, 2020, 5:47 PM

I would like to speak to item 11.

Donald Osborne inside Vallejo September 1, 2020, 7:00 PM

Mayor Sampayn, Council Members, City staff:

With measure G now placed on the Ballot, it is my understanding that the City is prohibited by law from promoting this measure. You have the ability to make certain the public is aware of the true facts about this measure.

The true facts concerning this measure are all contained in the impartial analysis prepare for the ballot by Randy Risner: Measure G is classified as a general tax. A general tax may be used for any general purpose.

Everything you have stated in your Argument In Favor of Measure G for the ballot is untrue and is designed to promote the Measure. Clearly your intention in engaging the Lew Edwards Group is not to promote Mr. Risner’s impartial analysis, but instead your improper misinformation.

I realize that these kinds of things happen all the time and that the Lew Edwards Group did much the same thing for Measure B in 2011.

This is dishonest, and a waste of the City’s money.

As to the assessment of a possible Conflict of Interest, there is certainly the appearance of a conflict of interest even if not a legal conflict of interest.

Regards,
Donald E. Osborne
Vallejo resident

Name not shown inside Vallejo September 1, 2020, 6:38 PM

Voices of Vallejo Statement

Mayor Sampayan and Councilmembers:

We know that (LEG) was paid $25,000 for its work to secure Councilmember Brown's election in 2018 and that another contract was entered into in June 2020. We assume that they have also worked as a team to do polling and craft messaging and arguments and a winning strategy for Measure G. They have worked long and hard together for their mutual success. LEG has worked on many, many campaigns, but touts its victory in Councilmember Brown's 2018 election as a crowning achievement and it posted the campaign ad it did promoting the support of Vallejo police officers as one of its best TV ads.

The relationship between LEG and Councilmember Brown is built on trust and loyalty. It is similar to someone's personal lawyer, who had just won a major case for a councilmember (and now has retained the lawyer in a major new case), seeking a large city contract. There could not be an unbiased decision by a councilmember in such a case. Although the councilmember would have no financial stake in the contract, loyalty to their own lawyer would prohibit, under common law rules, participation in the consideration of the award of a contract. The same factors prohibit consideration by Councilmember Brown in the award of a contract to his good friend and trusted adviser, Catherine Lew.

The California League of Cities has published an ethics guide for city officials. Best practice reminders, sprinkled throughout the guide, emphasize that legal compliance is the minimum standard. The guide urges city officials to aim higher than the law by doing what avoids an appearance of bias or a conflict. Actual bias is not the League's standard (there is an abundance of evidence of actual bias in this case). The city is best served by its elected officials preventing a perception of favoritism or bias. We, the people of Vallejo, urge that councilmembers and all city officials adhere to the League's higher standard.

Respectfully submitted,

Voices of Vallejo