Pedestrians Right of Way?

The motor vehicle code clearly states that pedestrians ALWAYS have the right of way. The lone exception, BY LAW, is the high speed roadways commonly known as ‘Freeways”.

We either need to change the law and say it is ok to strike pedestrians under some circumstances or enforce the law that says pedestrians ALWAYS have the right of way.

The burden falls on the operator and manufacturer of the heavy machinery to be responsible about how it is operated. If operating the machinery at night at high speeds leads to pedestrian death and or injury the operator, manufacturer and enabler (road builder) should be held accountable both legally and civilly.

Enforce or change the law.

Follow up letters to Matsui Staff

February 7, 2007

Dear Rob Leonard, Joe Trahern and John Young,

Following up on our meeting January 29th, I want to first thank all of you for the extraordinary investment of time and attention you gave us. You can all take pride in your professional demeanor and presence that has helped restore my hope in our system of government. Though it was very disappointing to not be able to actually meet my representative in congress, the staff did a fantastic job and gave us over two hours of their time.

However, I remain even more deeply disappointed at the lack of action taken by Ms. Matsui in response to our request that she publicly confirm her intention to vote NO on the pending supplemental funding request for the military. It is imperative that Ms. Matsui join the courageous members of congress that have made clear their intention to vote NO on the president’s supplemental funding request.

Will Ms. Matsui vote NO on the pending supplemental request for more funding of the war on Iraq?


February 7, 2007

Dear Rob Leonard, Joe Trahern and John Young,

Following up on our meeting January 29th, I want to first thank all of you for the extraordinary investment of time and attention you gave us. You can all take pride in your professional demeanor and presence that has helped restore my hope in our system of government. Though it was very disappointing to not be able to actually meet my representative in congress, the staff did a fantastic job and gave us over two hours of their time.

I want to congratulate and thank Ms. Matsui for the flood protection funding announced in the president’s budget. This is long overdue and vital to not only Sacramento, but the entire state of California for protection of our fresh water supplies. It was disappointing to once again see no mention of the Natomas area, and the suggestion that everyone should have flood insurance is a bit late, IMHO. Fortunately we do have flood insurance but I know most don’t, and those living in Natomas are faced with rates about 4 times what we pay, so it seems to me some significant leadership is required to bring Natomas into the fold of 100 year protection.


February 7, 2007

Dear Rob Leonard, Joe Trahern and John Young,

Following up on our meeting January 29th, I want to first thank all of you for the extraordinary investment of time and attention you gave us. You can all take pride in your professional demeanor and presence that has helped restore my hope in our system of government. Though it was very disappointing to not be able to actually meet my representative in congress, the staff did a fantastic job and gave us over two hours of their time.

I am very glad to note Ms. Matsui’s record of support for public transportation. As you know, the president’s budget once again falls far short in funding for Amtrak. It seems his administration is dedicated to dismantling this national treasure and we need even more leadership from Ms. Matsui to not only fully fund Amtrak, but to encourage expansion of the system to help reduce energy consumption and the greenhouse effect caused by jet contrails and emissions.

Will Ms. Matsui support full funding for Amtrak?

Will Ms. Matsui take a leadership role in shifting subsidy funding from the airline industry to expanded rail transportation?

On a local level, will Ms. Matsui support the Solar Steam Train project described at www.SolarSteamTrain.com ? This would be a fantastic project for Sacramento and the world to advance alternative forms of energy efficient transportation powered by the sun!


February 7, 2007

Dear Rob Leonard, Joe Trahern,

Following up on our meeting January 29th, I want to first thank all of you for the extraordinary investment of time and attention you gave us. You can all take pride in your professional demeanor and presence that has helped restore my hope in our system of government. Though it was very disappointing to not be able to actually meet my representative in congress, the staff did a fantastic job and gave us over two hours of their time.

I am happy to know that Ms Matsui recognizes the medicinal value of cannabis to thousands of Californians. It is my understanding that Ms. Matsui supported THE HINCHEY-ROHRABACHER MEDICAL MARIJUANA AMENDMENT TO THE 2006 COMMERCE-JUSTICE-STATE APPROPRIATIONS BILL and I would urge her to support this important legislation when it comes up again. It is long past time to reign in the DEA and make them call off the raids on legal patients and their caregivers/suppliers.

Will Ms. Matsui take a leadership role to call off the DEA’s war against medical cannabis in California?

Will Ms. Matsui co-sponsor new legislation similar to the Hinchey-Rohrabacher amendment or the States’ Rights to Medical Marijuana Act H.R.2087 introduced in the 109th congress?

Dear Sir Richard Branson,

In response to your announcement of a $25 million dollar prize for ideas to stop global warming, here is my entry.

Dear Sir Branson, here is my entry to your contest for ideas to stop global warming.

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