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Concord Arming Station
should have senior residences

I am a senior who has owned a home in Concord for 40 years. I love this city, its central location, its dog parks and its opportunities for seniors.

We need more affordable housing for our senior population. Walnut Creek at Rossmoor – it would be really great to have a senior housing community at the proposed Concord Naval Weapons Station location. I totally support this project moving forward, especially if it includes affordable housing for seniors and walking trails to keep us healthy and active. I like that the location is close to BART for those of us with limited driving abilities. It is also close to John Muir Health, Concord Medical Center for those of us with health issues.

We need to start this project right away. I encourage other senior residents to join me in helping our town move forward with the Naval Weapons Station project.

Greg Kremenliev
Concorde

For fiscal transparency
vote for Lanhee Chen

As a California resident and student, I have become financially independent and therefore more careful about where my tax money goes. California’s state comptroller, the state’s chief financial officer, is supposed to make sure that taxpayers’ money is being spent as we’ve been told.

I want to trust that the large sums of money I pay for California taxes are managed and spent responsibly. We deserve a leader who values ​​independence and fiscal responsibility. We need a controller that does not hide information from the public. The current lack of accountability in Sacramento makes voting for the right candidate more important than ever.

Lanhee Chen, a qualified and money-conscious Republican candidate for comptroller, will help end current one-party rule. Instead of serving the agendas of Sacramento politicians, he will expose their reckless spending. Lanhee Chen will prioritize Californians.

Sarah McCandless
Lafayette

We need to take a holistic approach
approach to abortion

Re. “Newsom Unveils Abortion Resource,” Page B1, September 14:

I salute the work of Governor Gavin Newsom to ensure access to abortion for those who lose their rights. The resource website that Newsom makes available is a step towards improving access and hopefully preventing adverse outcomes for abortion seekers.

However, that cannot be the extent of our answer. How do we support people before, after and during their abortion, especially those traveling from states that have criminalized this choice? This approach to the website still places a huge responsibility on the individual to navigate the system regardless of factors such as transportation, emotional support, and security conditions.

We need to provide funding and connections to organizations that approach abortion access holistically and place less of an obligation on the individual to just pool the resources. In the current climate, we must move beyond awareness education to concrete work that dismantles the main barriers to abortion.

Jackie Maloney
Berkeley

Now is the time to build
water, energy supply

What is the difference between California and the Titanic? With the Titanic, the lights stayed on.

Population growth challenges our water and electricity supply, while eco-groups prevent us from building water storage and desalination plants as well as power plants. The push for electric cars will only make matters worse.

Our recent heat dome should be a warning. We need either a population reduction or a major investment in reliable electricity and water. And we have to start now.

Denise Kalm
Walnut Creek