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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 20, 1994
Your article on the Oak Park advisory measure leaves me speechless. The citizens of Oak Park await the county economic and organizational study, which will help us to decide our future. The Oak Park Municipal Advisory Commission agreed in February to stay neutral. Yet, Supervisor Maria Vanderkolk is already telling us how to vote? DOUGLAS A. HEWITSON Oak Park
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 20, 1994
Supervisor Maria VanderKolk expressed regret that she could not give the community of Oak Park a new ZIP code, as requested by our community's elected leaders ("Annexation Is Urged for Oak Park," March 11). I am upset that she never seriously tried to resolve this problem that too often causes Oak Park residents to be treated as if they live in Los Angeles County. Starting the process for a new ZIP code would have been easy. VanderKolk merely had to introduce a resolution at a meeting of the Board of Supervisors, requesting the Postal Service to begin the process.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 30, 1991
We, the Green Party of California, would like to go on record as enthusiastically seconding Supervisor Maria VanderKolk's proposal for campaign donation limits for candidates running in county elections. The Ventura County Board of Supervisors should welcome the opportunity to become true representatives of each of their constituents and cast off even the appearance of special influence upon their judgments. MINDY LORENZ, Green Party of California, Ventura
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 20, 1994
Your article on the Oak Park advisory measure leaves me speechless. The citizens of Oak Park await the county economic and organizational study, which will help us to decide our future. The Oak Park Municipal Advisory Commission agreed in February to stay neutral. Yet, Supervisor Maria Vanderkolk is already telling us how to vote? DOUGLAS A. HEWITSON Oak Park
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 26, 1992
Bravo to Supervisor Maria VanderKolk. She fought for and won more than 10,000 acres of public open space--some of the most beautiful, pristine mountain and canyon areas we have left--with the commitment, vision and courage of a true leader. She deserves all of our thanks for staying focused on the big picture and relentlessly pursuing the end result. TONY WIENER Calabasas
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 3, 1993
Did Supervisor Maria VanderKolk's aide Doug Johnson write his venomous attack on Thousand Oaks City Councilwoman Elois Zeanah during his business hours? If this is how our tax dollars are being spent (i.e. wasted), perhaps supervisors don't need so much help. President Clinton did away with a quarter of the White House staff. How about VanderKolk et. al.? LINDA PARKS Thousand Oaks
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 28, 1992
As a professional landscape designer and planner I have always considered California at the forefront of design and a model of environmental planning. The whole world looks to California to see what the future will bring. The Ahmanson Ranch community, which the Ventura County Board of Supervisors recently, and wisely, voted to approve, is indeed the model for the future. Never before has there been a development approved, which in turn provided so much public open space. Because of the innovative design, future residents of the community will be able to live, work and play in their own community.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 20, 1994
Supervisor Maria VanderKolk expressed regret that she could not give the community of Oak Park a new ZIP code, as requested by our community's elected leaders ("Annexation Is Urged for Oak Park," March 11). I am upset that she never seriously tried to resolve this problem that too often causes Oak Park residents to be treated as if they live in Los Angeles County. Starting the process for a new ZIP code would have been easy. VanderKolk merely had to introduce a resolution at a meeting of the Board of Supervisors, requesting the Postal Service to begin the process.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 17, 1991
It was great to read of Supervisor Maria VanderKolk's proposal for using trains to haul the trash ("Supervisor Urges Sole County Dump Agency," March 26), instead of putting up with the adverse effect of thousands of garbage trucks making an air-quality sewer of the west county and citizen dumpers turning Ventura into litter city. The comment of one fellow supervisor that the program would be too expensive is unfortunate. Truck hauling is never as cheap as rail when the tracks are in place, as they are in Ventura County--unless we cook the books to make it come out that way. It appears VanderKolk has been doing her homework like environmentalists have in a number of places.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 15, 1991 | HUGO MARTIN
An otherwise dry and routine Ventura County Board of Supervisors meeting turned to talk of baby names and maternity clothes Tuesday when Supervisor Maria VanderKolk announced that she is four months pregnant with her first child. The announcement brought congratulations from several department heads and good-natured banter by board members. "I thought that as a new bride I would be the one to make that announcement," said Supervisor Maggie Erickson Kildee, 58, who was married in January.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 3, 1993
Did Supervisor Maria VanderKolk's aide Doug Johnson write his venomous attack on Thousand Oaks City Councilwoman Elois Zeanah during his business hours? If this is how our tax dollars are being spent (i.e. wasted), perhaps supervisors don't need so much help. President Clinton did away with a quarter of the White House staff. How about VanderKolk et. al.? LINDA PARKS Thousand Oaks
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 28, 1992
As a professional landscape designer and planner I have always considered California at the forefront of design and a model of environmental planning. The whole world looks to California to see what the future will bring. The Ahmanson Ranch community, which the Ventura County Board of Supervisors recently, and wisely, voted to approve, is indeed the model for the future. Never before has there been a development approved, which in turn provided so much public open space. Because of the innovative design, future residents of the community will be able to live, work and play in their own community.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 26, 1992
Dec. 15 was a banner day for conservationists throughout California when the Ventura County Board of Supervisors approved the largest parkland acquisition of our time, and the loudest kudos should go to Supervisor Maria VanderKolk. It is largely because of VanderKolk's courage and tenacity that this victory for the environment was attained. Wildlife will maintain their clear shot across the mountains between the Simi Hills and the Pacific Ocean and the people will enjoy over 10,000 acres of parkland.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 14, 1992
John V. Gillespie, Retiring Ventura County sheriff I feel that the golden handshake is a tool to be used as a cost-saving measure in dire economic times. In March, the director of the Probation Department took a golden handshake, setting the precedent for department heads. The only difference between me and the director of probation is that he was appointed and I was elected. It would be unfair not to treat us equitably and the same. We're all contributing to the same retirement system.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 16, 1991
Judy Mikels, Simi Valley city councilwoman Technically, yes, I think there should be a limit. But the only problem I have with that is, if it were going to happen, it should be statewide. To impose it on one municipality may look good to the voters,but it doesn't mean a lot and just makes it more difficult to campaign. I think the supervisors would admit it was a public relations move. None of them have been accused of accepting illegal campaign contributions. It was Supervisor Maria VanderKolk's idea, to renew the faith of the voters.
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