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Letter to the Editor: Ivette Ricco Will Be Good For Pinole

Patch user David Smith weighs in with his views on the best choice for Pinole City Council.

by David Smith

Pinole is currently in a precarious situation.  Without passage of the Utility Users Tax we have heard the word “bankruptcy” mentioned as a possibility.  The Redevelopment Agency is gone.  We are in need of leadership who can think through these challenges and craft realistic, long-term solutions.  My choice for Pinole City Council is Ivette Ricco.

Through her volunteer work Ivette Ricco has already demonstrated the ability to enhance Pinole.   The list of her accomplishments is lengthy: Save the Swim Center, help at the Bear Claw, cleaning up the “ugly green fence” and more.

This is exactly the type of Council Member we need: a hardworking and passionate person with a proven track record and some positive ideas for our uncertain future.   Please see http://ivettericco.wordpress.com and read her economic development plan.

I am an Old Town Pinole resident and business owner and want to see Pinole not just survive but thrive in the coming years.  Please vote for the future: vote for Ivette Ricco!

Sue D'Alonzo October 21, 2012 at 09:18 PM
I too will be voting for Ivette Ricco, she has proven time and time again that she is dedicated and passionate about Pinole. She deserves a huge pat on the back for all of the wonderful community ideas she has not only implemented but also physically worked so very hard at making sure the end product was for the benefit of our town. We need enthusiasm, intelligence and leadership in order to move our town in the right direction We need Ivette Rico!!
Julie Maier October 21, 2012 at 09:49 PM
This letter is in enthusiastic support of Ivette Ricco for Pinole City Council. Ms. Ricco has the intelligence, commitment, energy, and heart for this important job. Although I have lived in Pinole for close to 13 years I have seen little change in the names, vision or direction of our Council. It’s time for change and new ideas. Ivette Ricco has exciting ideas for promoting the small and large business communities, our families, our schools and community programs. She cares about the issues facing our seniors, young families, and the school children and youth. She recognizes the immense potential in the diversity in our community and works hard to bring these groups together. This was clearly demonstrated by the time and effort she brought forth in her work to Save the Pinole Pool. With her the experience as a successful businesswoman and former Chamber of Commerce president and proud mother and grandmother, Ricco is an untiring voice and advocate for everyone ready for some change, more action, and new ideas for Pinole. I’m voting RICCO! Julie Maier
Roy Rogers October 21, 2012 at 10:43 PM
Pardners, I be up north but I caught wind a the Crazy Critters and the Rubinator shenanigans. Done seen that Swearingen done sent out campaign mass mailing using the city logo and seal. Election Misdemeanor! Boy Howdy! That there code he violated Elections Code 18301-18304 says that "Any person who uses or allows to be used any reproduction of the seal of the county or seal of a local government agency in any campaign literature or mass mailing, as defined in section 82041.5 of the Government Code with intent to deceive voters is guilty of a misdemeanor". Them peeps on that there council aint gonna do nada. He be one a dem so Run Again Ricco aint gonna get a fair shake and that there be the big problem in the politics a Pinole-Land. You'all should be outraged. File a complaint, pronto! Boy Howdy!
SalthePlumber October 22, 2012 at 12:57 AM
BOY HOWDY, INDEED!! Nice to hear from the 'Ol Cowpoke...
Irma Ruport October 23, 2012 at 04:44 AM
Neighborhood Meet and Greet on my Street for Ivette Ricco Candidate for Pinole City Council on October 27, from 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm at my house: 1131 Marionola Way, Pinole. Tele: 510-724-1815. Everyone is invited. WE ASK FOR YOUR SUPPORT, VOTE, AND ENDORSEMENT. "STATUS QUO MUST GO"!!!! Thank you..

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