Protesters disrupt Vallejo city meeti...

Protesters disrupt Vallejo city meeting on economic development

There are 16 comments on the Vallejo Times-Herald story from Sep 19, 2012, titled Protesters disrupt Vallejo city meeting on economic development. In it, Vallejo Times-Herald reports that:

A study session to review the city's new economic development strategic plan was cut short Tuesday night when protesters filled the City Council Chambers, demanding justice for Mario Romero, who would have been 24 Tuesday.

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Sandy

San Francisco, CA

#1 Sep 19, 2012
OK, enough is enough! The city has other business and a handful of obviously emotional irrate individuals should not be tolerated any longer! I can understand the saddness of their lose, but how can Vallejo Council conduct the peoples business when they are constantly being disrupted,and verbally attacked . Your
problem with the Vallejo PD has been heard. While I don't agree with the overall generalization that the police in Vallejo are Racist, I defend your right to voice your concerns. Now can we get on with improving the city's economical woes?
Perhaps if we can improve economical issues facing Vallejo we can get business,and jobs here. Therebye young adults would not have as much time on their hands to be sitting in parked cars at those earily morning hours.
Can Of Worms

Vallejo, CA

#2 Sep 19, 2012
Knowing how the Vallejo Council conducts its business, I'd say this meeting about economic development is just a waste of time. A better solution would be to open up a forum online where both gov and public participation can take place and produce substantial results instead of just plain talk. And since there will be a Moderator, disruption will be checked and offending participants can be expelled.
i like ike

Vallejo, CA

#3 Sep 19, 2012
that is the core of our disenchantment, no jobs for youth as people like gomes live a life of luxury and hope to attract more like themselves while we remain marginalized. and there is a double standard for law breakers as evidenced by gomes husbands arrest and it looks like it went away quietly. you think that's ok?
seen it

Vallejo, CA

#4 Sep 19, 2012
one thing that caught my attention in the report was a reference to building homes on mare island instead of building an industrial base. now the residents over there squawk about everything the city tries to do for the larger community.
Anonymous

Vallejo, CA

#5 Sep 19, 2012
Can Of Worms wrote:
Knowing how the Vallejo Council conducts its business, I'd say this meeting about economic development is just a waste of time. A better solution would be to open up a forum online where both gov and public participation can take place and produce substantial results instead of just plain talk. And since there will be a Moderator, disruption will be checked and offending participants can be expelled.
Those two consultants last night from RCA and DCI got a taste of what was (supposed to be) in their economic development study session report -- the economic and social divide in Vallejo. COV Staff must be having smiles from ear to ear today, as the VIBers on City Council are witnessing a growing grassroots backlash from a certain demographic in town. VIBers on Council and on Sam Kurshn's VIB list better come up quick with concrete ideas on diversity (not the LGBTQ kind) that addresses this problem.
20 years late

Vallejo, CA

#6 Sep 19, 2012
Anonymous wrote:
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Those two consultants last night from RCA and DCI got a taste of what was (supposed to be) in their economic development study session report -- the economic and social divide in Vallejo. COV Staff must be having smiles from ear to ear today, as the VIBers on City Council are witnessing a growing grassroots backlash from a certain demographic in town. VIBers on Council and on Sam Kurshn's VIB list better come up quick with concrete ideas on diversity (not the LGBTQ kind) that addresses this problem.
for 20 years the GOBs and Unions held sway and screwed up Vallejo. Now you expect the other to fix what they destroyed.
anon

Vallejo, CA

#7 Sep 19, 2012
20 years late wrote:
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for 20 years the GOBs and Unions held sway and screwed up Vallejo. Now you expect the other to fix what they destroyed.
Yeah, they supported people like Cloutier, Foster Hicks yada yada yada. Probably would have supported Pearsall if he could have gotten his act together (some PS voluntarily actually walked precints for him) and had some clue as to when to actually submit his papers and declare candidacy. Your statement is a complete pile of boolchit. The "others", you refer to, did not start this slide but have increased the angle precipitously so we are skidding even faster. Clueless wannabe (faux) intelectuals that cannot admit their contribution to our existing quagmire. So sad!
xxx

Vallejo, CA

#8 Sep 19, 2012
Be quiet sandy the police still havent let that lady see her sons body she cant even bury him cause the police dont want that body to comeout cause his hands is stuck in the air so who cares about what them white folks talking about stuff that has nothing to do with they rich for nothing selves
whats the rush

Vallejo, CA

#9 Sep 19, 2012
20 years late wrote:
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for 20 years the GOBs and Unions held sway and screwed up Vallejo. Now you expect the other to fix what they destroyed.
i expect gomes and co. to take the lead and show us the way out if they have concrete ideas, not pipe dreams of movies.
GEE

Union City, CA

#10 Sep 19, 2012
i like ike wrote:
that is the core of our disenchantment, no jobs for youth as people like gomes live a life of luxury and hope to attract more like themselves while we remain marginalized. and there is a double standard for law breakers as evidenced by gomes husbands arrest and it looks like it went away quietly. you think that's ok?
The core of your disenchantment is just now kicking in and it is about jobs for the youth? How about jobs in general? How about jobs for the men and women, regardless of skin color, who are trying to raise a family and provide an education for their offspring, so they may realize their potential and will become productive adults?

60% of the "working public" is and has been employed outside of Vallejo, in part due to the closure of M.I.
Is this not the dream and goal of every being, having a job locally and ability to provide "without" the governments involvement?

How about stopping the crying game about being a marginalized segment of society and realizing that nothing will lift you from self-imposed pity without some involvement and willingness to better your and your children's life?

There are many double standards in daily life that impact all of us, regardless of skin pigmentation, but to focus on that would be counter productive. Focus on those things that you are able to change by involving and educating yourself without causing more harm than good. So far, the disruption of the People’s business has produced nothing but further disenchantment.

Ask yourself; will my actions change the situation for the better or am I contributing to the failure of the attempt?


mockingbird

Vallejo, CA

#11 Sep 19, 2012
GEE, don't waste your time and energy. it's a troll. probably some fat, old white guy.
Wanglow

San Francisco, CA

#12 Sep 19, 2012
Those "fat, old white guys) built this country, fought and died in wars YOU did not participate in so that you useless loosers could sit on your bloated asses and bitch about "poor me, I'm a professional victim; pay me". Take a short walk off a long pier.
lassie

Vallejo, CA

#13 Sep 19, 2012
Maybe the NAVY might come back to Vallejo.
Rick M

Sunnyvale, CA

#14 Sep 19, 2012
lassie wrote:
Maybe the NAVY might come back to Vallejo.
All those sailors?!! Oh yummy!
anon

Vallejo, CA

#15 Sep 19, 2012
lassie wrote:
Maybe the NAVY might come back to Vallejo.
Don't hold your breath. 5 large military bases moved out of the area. Dellum and Lea (VIB models) said don't let the door hit you in the ass when you leave. They might come back after a nuclear strike but other than that, with the support the military gets (or doesn't get), you can forget about it .... and that will be just fine with the VIB crowd.
scutlebutt

Sunnyvale, CA

#16 Sep 19, 2012
I think Salty Dog should start his own Navy and maybe later a ship yard over on the old Mare Island. I think it could be done. A lttle work, a few bucks. Yeah Salty, the waterways around here are open to you. Carry on sailor.

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