Saturday, August 14, 2010
Pacifica City Council incumbents need to go!
[*Blogmaster's note: The following was written before Councilmember Lancelle decided not to run.]
Do I stay or go? That is the question the three incumbents need to be asking themselves. Councilmembers Digre, Lancelle, and Vreeland have all pulled papers to run in the November election.
Who will actually turn them in before the deadline is unknown at this moment. I have a simple question for each of them: "What makes you feel like you have anything to offer this community? How can you possibly think you can run on 'your record?' Most importantly, name one economically viable initiate you have brought to this town. ONE!
These questions will be asked, of that I guarantee you. You incumbents have run this town like a personal hobby. You think the way to create a sustainable economy is to tax the heck out of us. You have guided this town to the precipice of bankruptcy all the while playing favorites with your "chosen ones." In my opinion our leadership skills are non-existent.
Some may feel that I'm being overly harsh. Wake up! There's a reason why we have tax measures on the November ballot, on the June ballot next year, and again on the November ballot in 2011. We're promised that things will be different, that we'll encourage economic growth. Where have we heard that before? I'll tell you, during the run-up to the Fire Assessment Tax. They deceived us. Remember that? Immediately afterwards we lost control of our Fire Department to .
If there exists anyone that can remember any brilliant economic plan presented during that five years they were taxing us I'd like to hear it. I remember the awe-inspiring phrase "Our Ecology is Our Economy". How'd that work out?
You three incumbents need to look within. Ask yourself, truthfully, "have I really done a good job and can I defend my record?" Be ready to defend yourself. Don't tell me it's the economy. Don't dare to. The economic stagnation of this town happened on your watch. Think hard about submitting your papers. It's going to be a tough campaign.
From letters-to-the-editor 8/4/2010.
Submitted by Kathy Meeh