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Edgewood Firewall highlights the dangers of building homes in fire areas

On Tuesday, June 21, the Edgewood fire at Redwood and Woodside was “OK” with 20 hectares of brush and grass and was contained within a few hours without any structure burning. The good news is. The bad news is that 10,000 residents, including the Stanford University campus, have been cut off. Emergency evacuation has been ordered for thousands of residents.

Fortunately, Cal Fire and Firewood Fire responded immediately and did an amazing job of protecting homes and reducing fire damage.

The Edgewood Fire moved north from Edgewood. If he had moved south, he would have moved to Woodsaid in a densely populated area and could have caused severe damage or severe damage.

Cities and towns in the state are working hard to increase low-cost housing. The state legislature has ordered Woods to add 16% more housing. Woods is very limited in the construction of steep hills, earthquake zones, endangered species habitats, and extremely high risk zones. We cannot and should not build in such areas, which represent more than half of the city.

Edgewood Fire shows how weak our fire protection can be. There is no one-size-fits-all solution to our region’s housing shortage and we must all find a solution together.

Dick Brown

Mayor, Woodside City

The death penalty is subject to prosecution in San Mato County.

I am writing to Henry Organ (June 17, Almanac Edition) to demand that the maximum penalty for police killings in California be equated with mass shootings across the country. The death penalty, which has been approved three times by voters over the past decade, must be reviewed by an elected district attorney, including efforts to make the process more effective. I wonder what other laws the organism should ignore.

On May 7, 2006, Rich May, a police officer in East Palo Alto, was killed by a notorious gang member. I would like to thank the District Attorney, Jim Fox, for arguing with Steve Wagstaff, then the district attorney general. The court case demanded the maximum penalty for the gang member who killed my brother. Otherwise, it would be a slap in the face to law enforcement.

I understand that Organ opposes the death penalty, but it is ridiculous to ask an elected official to ignore a law voted by California bodies. Organ labor should focus on changing the law, not asking others to ignore it.

Tammy Macmillan

View, California

Adjustment for multi-family housing development

The city of Redwood has surpassed those goals in the fight to achieve the goals of the government’s multi-family home. Maybe we need a new state law that allows communities to buy housing loans from neighboring communities. This will reduce the impact on the behavior of the affected communities and achieve the overall multi-family housing goals.

John Lovewell

Virginia Lane, Atton

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