Monica Brown has my vote

Times-Herald (Vallejo) - - OPINION -

I live in South Vallejo, Dis­trict 2, and I’m vot­ing for Monica Brown to be our Solano County Su­per­vi­sor for a sec­ond term. I hope you will, too.

I first met Monica Brown dur­ing the fights against pro­posed in­dus­trial projects: Crude by Rail and Orcem ce­ment plant/coal ter­mi­nal. She did the re­search and took a stance against these dirty pro­pos­als. She won Su­per­vi­sor Dis­trict 2 in 2016 by lis­ten­ing and lead­ing.

We fought for our lives and we all won! You have to say “no” to the bad to make room for the “good” in your life and in busi­ness.

And it’s work­ing — just look at all the new biz on Vallejo’s Mare Is­land! Would these new com­pa­nies come to our city if we had a pol­lut­ing ce­ment plant on the Napa River?

Nope.

Sadly, some politi­cians were on the wrong side of the Orcem and Crude-by-Rail is­sues. Those peo­ple met in se­cret, they took dirty cam­paign money. Those peo­ple and the peo­ple they en­dorse will never have my trust or my vote.

Back to why Monica Brown is the best choice for Su­per­vi­sor! In her first term, she is con­stantly meet­ing with re­gional gov­ern­ment agen­cies on our be­half. She was vo­cal in her op­po­si­tion to Re­gional Mea­sure 3 that is rais­ing the bridge tolls be­cause it puts an un­fair bur­den on all Solano County res­i­dents.

We’re pay­ing the most in tolls and get­ting the least trans­porta­tion im­prove­ments/ben­e­fits. We lost RM3, but she keeps fight­ing. Monica Brown was in­stru­men­tal in pass­ing Laura’s Law in Solano County — she cares about the most vul­ner­a­ble peo­ple in our com­mu­nity and wants to help them get the men­tal health ser­vices they so des­per­ately need.

And it may seem silly — but she has reg­u­lar of­fice hours. (Prob­a­bly a habit from be­ing a teacher.)

It means a lot to me that I can talk to her in a con­ve­nient and safe place.

I trust Monica Brown to keep work­ing for all of us. For our health. For our eco­nomic wel­fare. For our fu­ture.

If Monica Brown has a clear ma­jor­ity in the March 3 pri­maries, then she wins and doesn’t have to cam­paign un­til next Novem­ber.

She can fo­cus on her job. She can keep putting in the work for you and me. So get out and vote on March 3.

— Boudicca Todi,

Vallejo

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