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Letters to the Editor

Tuesday, August 3rd, 2010

Letter: Public invited to meeting on local government transparency

EDITOR: The public is cordially invited to a “Transparency in Local Government” open meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, August 16 at the San Marcos Public Library. We will start the meeting with a brief presentation on transparency and open local government, including examples of what other communities across the US are doing. Then we will

Friday, July 16th, 2010

Letter to the editor: How to gain more government transparency

In this letter to the editor, San Marcos resident Steve Harvey says the city can be more transparent with the public. He offers 10 suggestions.

Thursday, July 15th, 2010

Letter to the editor: Spell considers council run

In this letter to the editor, Griffin Spell discusses some of his policy positions under consideration for a run at the San Marcos City Council.

Friday, July 9th, 2010

Letter to the editor: Willing to run

In this letter to the editor, former San Marcos City Council candidate Lisa Marie Coppoletta said she's willing to run for mayor against City Councilmember John Thomaides if no one else will.

Tuesday, June 29th, 2010

Letter to the editor: Seeking the right logo

In this letter to the editor, Pam Couch, chair of the branding task force for San Marcos, indicates that the task force will go back to the drawing board after taking in responses from the community concerning...

Sunday, June 27th, 2010

Letter: A better job of telling our story

In this letter to the editor, former council member PAM COUCH says the San Marcos Branding Task Force, which she chairs, will be extending their work to make sure they're on the right tract after two proposals...

Wednesday, June 16th, 2010

Letter to city officials: Thanks for the bike lanes

In this letter to San Marcos City Manager Rick Menchaca and Councilmember John Thomaides, San Marcos bicyclists express their thanks for the new re-striping of C.M. Allen Parkway to include bike lanes.

Sunday, June 13th, 2010

Letter: Don’t put up walls in San Marcos municipal government

EDITOR: When trying to decide whether to create a new bureaucracy, we need to carefully consider the best and worst possible outcomes, especially if the proposal would create a permanent new apparatus, as the proposed “neighborhood commission”...

Sunday, June 13th, 2010

Letter to the editor: Is a neighborhood commission really necessary?

In this letter to the editor, Texas State political science senior Griffin Spell suspects that a proposed neighborhood commission appointed by the San Marcos City Council would serve the council majority much better than it would serve...

Tuesday, May 25th, 2010

Letter: Openess to outside ideas yields smart projects like C.M. Allen reconfiguration

San Marcos City Councilmember John Thomaides says a recently completed restripping of C.M. Allen Parkway is example of how the city can benefit from implementing proven urban planning principles.

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