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January 22, 2021

Letters to the editor: Yes on S, bring back speed bumps

Measure S would provide badly needed funding that we can’t count on the federal or state government to provide, to help protect the town I grew up in.

Letter to the editor: Mister Fix-it

Maybe the local hardware store is an unusual place for a person suffering from extreme anxiety to stumble upon solace...but I do.

Letter to the editor: Vote Yes on Measure S

Building on the successful 2012 voter approved measure with 74 percent in favor of the special parcel tax, Measure S on the 2020 ballot continues this work.

Guest view: Yes on open space, Yes on Measure T

I love Morgan Hill for both its small-town community and its rural open space. Since I love open space, I also love the Santa Clara Valley Open Space Authority (OSA) and Measure T.

Letter: Vote No on Measure S

A NO vote now ensures that Valley Water will have the opportunity to respond with a better measure that includes a sunset date, a less regressive tax, and truly independent citizen oversight—a new measure that we can all support in the next general election cycle.

Guest view: Yes on Prop 15 for better schools, public services

As Mayor of Morgan Hill, I know our city is strongest when we have great schools, thriving small businesses and high-quality public services. That’s why I’m supporting Proposition 15, the Schools & Communities First initiative on the November ballot.

Guest view: Prop 16: A new fight over affirmative action

Fundamentally, Proposition 16 is the latest skirmish in a decades-long conflict over the meaning of two words—affirmative action.

Letter: Thanks for keeping horses safe

It is more than heartening what two organizations did for total strangers. It is something with which we would like to associate individuals.

Guest view: Trade policies leave workers even more vulnerable during pandemic

Approximately 4.8 million Californians have filed first-time unemployment claims since mid-March in the midst of a pandemic that the U.S. Census Bureau says has reduced income for more than half of the state’s households.

Guest view: Valley Water moves closer to lowering Anderson Reservoir

By John Varela Early next month, Valley Water will take a significant step toward fixing Anderson Dam so it can safely withstand a large earthquake.  The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission ordered Valley Water to begin lowering water levels in Anderson Reservoir starting Oct. 1. This effort...