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Taliban City


By Joe Feller



I had an interesting meeting yesterday at the farmer's market.  I met Tony Summers who was trying to raise interest in his campaign.  So for some of you, I need to provide a little background.  I am a member of the Executive Committee of the Sierra Club Solano Group.  So I met all of the city council candidates (except Mr. Johnson and Mr. Mapalo who never responded to our requests) to vet them for the Sierra Club.  During the interviews, the Jump Start candidates all supported Solano 360.  Solano 360 is about taking our public lands (the Fairgrounds)  and turning them over to private developers. 


I was totally shocked when I met Mr. Summers yesterday at the Farmer's Market.  He stated that he was not behind the actual Solano 360 but wanted a "Noah's Ark" development at the Fairgrounds.  In addition, he wanted a "Nazareth scene" for the project.  I was appalled.  During our vetting of the candidates, Mr. Summers had hinted at a development on Mare Island.  The Fairgrounds is public land!!!  It is not to be used for private religious reasons.  When Mr. Summers hinted at a developer for Mare Island, I naively supposed it had to do with the railroad or some other developer who had interest there.  Mr. Summers wants to turn Vallejo into a religious Taliban type city.  Only the religious will have any input to our city.  He wishes to give our public lands over to a private developer and also to a religious theme park.  This is more outrageous than the current Solano 360 plan.  I think all voters should be aware of this situation.


Note: All opinions expressed in the "Primal Scream" column are those of the writer and not necessarily those of the Vallejo Independent Bulletin.