Contacting my office
In response to her recent letter to the editor, I want to thank Ms. Dorothy Story for bringing her matter to my attention. I did receive Ms. Story’s inquiry and I sent her a letter in response this week. I wish I could have responded sooner, but with the volume of mail, calls, and emails I receive from constituents, it does take some time for me to thoughtfully respond to each inquiry I receive.
I urge all members of our community to continue to contact my office with their questions and concerns and I ask for their patience as I work on a helpful response.
Rep. Mike Thompson, California’s 5th District
Bad vote on cannabis
Congratulations to the councilmembers who essentially voted in favor of pot. Those extra tax dollars will provide all kinds of benefits to the city…or so you would think.
Do you want First Street to go from its roots as a den of boozy brothels to become pot smoking hangouts? How many shoppers/tourists want to leisurely walk down First Street through a pot smoke fog?
What good did it do to participate in a survey? Are you going to provide a Benicia policeman/woman outside a dispensary to monitor who purchases cannibas and determine if it is for medicinal or recreational purposes?
It sounds like some councilmembers have dollar signs in their eyes. I agree with Councilmember Mark Hughes that we don’t need to “sell this town’s soul for that money.”