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Get Justice for Hercules

Hercules Residents - Go to City Hall and sign the letter to the Contra Costa District Attorney demanding action in the case of the former City Manager, Nelson Oliva.  See the notice below from our Interim City Manager's Weekly report.

Criminal Investigation Request – Also at the February 11th Council meeting, discussion was held regarding the submittal of a formal request to the District Attorney to conduct an investigation of potential criminal wrongdoing on the part of former City Manager Nelson Oliva. The City Council directed staff to prepare the correspondence and to provide the community an opportunity to sign the document prior to submitting to the DA. As of this writing, a draft of the correspondence has been prepared and it is anticipated that the final document will be available for Hercules residents to sign after 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 18, 2014. If you are interested in supporting the City’s request, you will be able to access the document through the City website, www.ci.hercules.ca.us, to provide an electronic signature or you can stop by the reception desk at City Hall, 111 Civic Drive, and sign a hardcopy.

Dwayne Hoover February 28, 2014 at 12:00 PM
@Patty, Sorry if I seem so angry about Hercules. If I am, it's not about this matter. And frankly the anger I hear is not coming from me. It is being percolated out of the City Council. Besides, nothing from this Petition is going to make Hercules feel better about itself. Quite the contrary. Asking for a status report is one thing. But it is not the thing this petition is about. A simple read of it implies something totally different than requesting a status report. Besides, a request like that could simply be done by the City Manager, the Police Chief, or perhaps even the Council by directing the staff. But, It seems very odd to me to for the Council to draft a letter and then create and sponsor a Petition drive, regardless of its purpose. It smacks of a government body using a push poll. It is quite backwards. I could understand a citizens group creating a petition, promoting it, gathering supporters and then demanding or requesting that the Council acknowledge or support it. That sort of thing happens all of the time. But for a governing body to use a petition drive to garner public support and then use their self created petition to make demands of another governing body just seems backwards. And it is certainly confrontational. In the end if everyone gets their vengeance that's fine with me. But the City of Hercules continually finds ways to use its power in some really weird and potentially harmful ways. A litany of the past failings of City Hall and its Councils serves the point quite well. And that is not ok with me. And Council and City Hall's constant use (misuse) of power in Hercules is what makes me angry.
CHACHA February 28, 2014 at 02:51 PM
KUDO'S PHIL! Do u or anybody have an update on the new Safeway Store Shopping center n/or a much-needed BART-line extentiion into the Hercules/Rodeo?
Dwayne Hoover February 28, 2014 at 03:09 PM
ChaCha, The sell of the City parcel, Sycamore Crossing, is not complete yet. Safeway will most likely buy it. But the most recent news that the Safeway Corporation is possible going to sell to another corporation. There have been 2 takeover attempts this year to buy Safeway. The Safeway management made a public statement a few days ago that they are considering selling. This most likely puts the Hercules Safeway on hold until more is known, though City Hall has stated that Safeway considers things to be "business as usual".
Dwayne Hoover February 28, 2014 at 03:14 PM
ChaCha, BART is a whole different matter. There is approved funding for a study to consider a West BART expansion. That's the good news. The not so good news is that both the Safeway deal and the development plans that have been discussed by the Market Hall owner are planned in ways that will not support a BART in Hercules. If you support BART in Hercules you will need to reconsider your support of Safeway, at least in the way that Safeway has presented and the way the Council seems to support.

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