Pacifica Tribune letter-to-the-editor, 4/27/11, "Missing the point".
Pro-Tem Pete Dejarnatt, in line to be appointed mayor next year, made
this statement at the budget study session: “The public wants cuts,
especially to the fire department. I don’t think it’s possible to get
through this without cuts.”
Pete, once again, misses the point. This
vote had nothing to do with the fire department and everything to do
with his mismanagement of our cities’ finances. He heard the voters,
he’s just tone deaf. We recognized this vote for what it was, a
desperate money grab to shore up the failure of the three amigos,
Dejarnatt, Digre, and Vreeland, who are implicit in the collapse of our
All three are long term council members that have taken every
opportunity to miss an opportunity. We plugged this budget hole six
years ago for these three and they returned the favor by giving our fire
department away. Given away with a new million dollar per
year endowment, courtesy of the electorate!
And you wonder, Pete, why
this latest ponzi scheme was voted down. Get a clue. It is my opinion
that you aren’t fit to be mayor next year. To so blatantly misread the
public sentiment is a testament to your indifference to the message that
over 60% of the voters delivered to you. We need leadership in this
city and you are unable to deliver it.
Submitted by Jim Wagner