Poll workers, especially bilingual ones fluent in English and also Spanish, Japanese, Korean, Tagalog, Mandarin, Vietnamese and Hindi, are needed in all parts of the county.  
 
After a contentious race in 2010 and turbulent first couple of years in office, Mark Peterson is becoming more known for his policy and vision.  
 
Ballots, due back by Oct. 6, have just been mailed out to property owners in Brentwood, Oakley, Bethel Island, Discovery Bay, Knightsen, Byron, Marsh Creek and Morgan Territory. We urge them to approve this proposal to avoid fiscal calamity or inadequate fire protection. Nevertheless, we have serious concerns.