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Posted on December 7 at 9:53 p.m.
Sorry to break this to you, Jarvis, but Dale Francisco is very, very WHITE.
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Posted on December 7 at 10:02 a.m.
Funny, Jarvis. Dale Francisco is so white he ignites in sunlight. But nice try revisiting history and self-proclaimed ethnicity.
pedronava comment above has some great questions about how districts would be drawn, such as: "It's time to focus on the "how" of district elections. Who will draw the lines ? Some incumbents will either have to move or decline to run again. How will the boundary committee be selected ? Maybe the lines are to be drawn by a judicial officer. How many members of the redistricting committee will there be ? Will the election cycle change to coordinate with state and federal elections (so as to have a higher voter turnout and save the costs of off-year elections)?"
HOWEVER, all those democratic principles that pedronava outlines and asks are deliberately and exactly NOT what the proponents of this lawsuit are doing.
Posted on December 6 at 1:46 p.m.
Just maybe MCA cannot raise money voluntarily because none of the businesses want to buy what they are selling?
As a result, MCA wants to impose a 300% business tax increase to extort the money instead, with no guarantee on what will be done with the money and no accountability on their private, self-appointed board of directors.
It is really that simple.
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Posted on December 6 at 1:42 p.m.
This is all about fast gerrymandering the district boundaries, so the Latinos Cappello pretends to care about can be gerrymandered into districts that will guarantee a permanent minority voting status with only two out of the six districts on city council
And he wants the money.
Posted on December 5 at 4:34 p.m.
Jarvis is ready to don an aluminum foil hat.
On Capps Faults Diablo
Posted on December 5 at 4:26 p.m.
Yes, carpooling is a Communist/Liberal/Homosexual/Atheist plot!!!!!!!
On Bummer-to-Bummer Traffic Guaranteed
Posted on December 4 at 12:03 a.m.
More taxes, period.This is a tax grab by any other name. When people pay money to the city for an unknown purpose, that is a tax regardless of how the people who would spend that tax money deny that basic fact that taxes are taxes.
Their advertising has overpromised at least five times more goodies than their revenue would support, even after increasing the business tax typically 400% for most of the unknowing small businesses on the Eastside.
If they were really serious about this, they also would post the actual legal document or plan at their website, and disclose how much this would cost in overhead, salaries, benefits, and office space to build a new bureaucracy paid by these new taxes.
This is not a popularity contest about MCA, Sharon Byrne, or holiday parades. All that is fine and should continue as they have been doing without raising anyone's business taxes, which already are $100 per year and typically would be more than $300 a year higher under this stealthy proposal.
This is entirely about a stealthy tax increase of 400% on the Eastside business community that rather would be left alone. The city can clean the streets and house the homeless and provide public safety without abdicating its governmental duties and turning over tax money to a political action committee and its unaccountable, self-selecting Board of Directors.
Posted on November 20 at 10:03 a.m.
word of the day: UNGENTRIFIED
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Posted on November 20 at 8:33 a.m.
I heard that the cops in the audience during this event were still Captain Obviouses.
On Palabra Keeping the Peace?
Posted on November 20 at 8:21 a.m.
I saw on the teevee that Councilman Dale Francisco voted no on this, but offered no comment to explain his vote.
We can only conclude he thinks instead that having the Cabrillo Boulevard bridge collapse into the lagoon would be good public policy.
Any other possible explanation?
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