Saltworks Letters Flood Media Publications

Redwood City Patch as well as other Peninsula media has received several letters to the editor regarding the proposed Cargill Saltworks development.

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Since the initial application by then developer DMB Associates, and now DMB Pacific Ventures, in 2006, the proposed 12,000 home development on the private Cargill Saltworks land has sparked intense debate. Both sides have invested much effort into either or to the development.

Opposition groups like and specifically to oppose this one project while many groups have spoken in favor of the development.

When Councilmember Rosanne Foust proposed an advisory vote on the project at the April 9 council meeting, both sides erupted in new discussion, even challenging the to do so.

Here are several letters to Patch and other media regarding the proposal:

February 24, 2012


March 14, 2012


April 18, 2012


April 19, 2012


April 23, 2012


April 24, 2012


April 26, 2012


April 27, 2012


There have also been several blog posts in our Local Voices section by Lou Covey, Paul Stewart and Marisuita—a trio of three Sierra Club members—regarding the project.

The Daily News also received several letters from residents about the specific project.


Care to read more about the proposed Cargill Saltworks development? It’s now its own topic in Patch’s ‘News’ tab at the top of the homepage.

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Roger Brina April 29, 2012 at 01:37 AM
What's interesting about the "flood" of letters to the editor advocating the pro-Saltworks position is that they have been blasted to multiple media outlets by the usual pro-Saltworks suspects that have a history of writing letters to the editor in support of the project: in fact, many of these people have had past letters to the editor featured on DMB's own website. While I don't doubt that these pro-Saltworks letters are coming from real people, to call this a "flood" isn't accurate. These are a select group of people who are trying to control the media narrative, just as they have been known to do in the past. It's been flattering however to see the pro-Saltworks folks kick into frenzy of media activity since Monday's Occupy Saltworks protest. Occupy Saltworks will continue to organize direct actions that will get them talking.


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