In the weekly feature called "e-views," we invite readers to answer a question via email.
Last week's question:
The park district agreed last week to purchase roughly 1,900 acres at the foot of Mount Diablo that once included an ambitious plan to create a Blackhawk-like luxury home community from Roddy Group LLC, a partnership that includes ex-rodeo star and longtime cattle rancher Jack Roddy. What do you think of the decision to turn the Roddy Ranch land into a regional park?
I'M GLAD. I have seen enough of our landscape demolished and developed. There are too many people hear now and our water supply and highways are faring the worst. I welcome the park.
THAT'S BETTER! There are too many people here already.
THE LAND OWNER should be able to sell his land. good for him. more parks is good for the people. less or no housing developments for Antioch until our problems are fixed. Gary Agopian is for a new development because our schools have a 10 percent drop in students? Ridiculous.
I THINK it's wonderful to see some open spaces, left to be preserved, as opposed to land being covered over with asphalt & cement, by so called development.
Mauricio A. Perez
I THINK this is a great buy!
THE RODDY RANCH development project was doomed to fail due to circumstances beyond their control.
The alternative purchase by the Park District is a good compromise, if they really can separately afford what they claim will happen to the property. Preserving the lands from the constant concrete overlaid areas makes sense, and future generations hopefully will use and enjoy the natural settings. I propose that the first improvement to the area should be plantings for a large grove of majestic redwoods that would be enjoyed by all, much like those that draw the public elsewhere (Muir Woods, Marin Woods, etc.).
This week's question:
City leaders will continue to explore a potential daytime curfew ordinance to keep Brentwood youth from defacing property and harassing residents when the majority of students are attending school. What do you think of Brentwood's proposal for a daytime curfew?
Email your response to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please limit responses to a few sentences, and be sure to include your full name and city of residence. Not all responses will be published. Note: Please respond before Monday.