Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Congratulations



Congratulations to Karen Ervin, Mary Ann Nihart, and Mike O'Neill.

Victor Spano, you did a great job. Please keep those signs ready when Sue Digre's seat comes up in two years.

The Jefferson Union High School District Bond Measure also passed - 73.51% to 26.49%

Posted by Steve Sinai


42 comments:

Anonymous said...

O'Neill and Spano both beat Campbell. Wow.

Victor Spano said...

Congratulations to Mike on his win. He paid his dues and defeated two very motivated and very active challengers. It is an outstanding and remarkable achievement. Not just a win for Mike, but a win for Pacifica!

Anonymous said...

a tax and spender

a puppet

and big sissy wimp

bankruptcy here we come

Anonymous said...

Hey Victor

Very classy and professional.

Too bad Pacifica doesn't want classy and professinal on the city council.

I total stand up move.

I hope you win and bring real change to Pacifica, other what the wingbags promise.

Keri Ayers said...

What a fantastic election! Congratulations Mary Ann, Karen and Mike! Pacifica is fortunate to have qualified citizens willing to serve our city. I certainly made for a stiff competition!

What a victory with Obama and Prop 30!!! Woo, who!

Anonymous said...

Victor, please run next time. You will have my vote then and would have had it this time if you had run for the four-year term.

mike bell said...

Way to go Mike O'Neil!!!!!!
Let's get Pacifica on the track to solvency.

Anonymous said...

It's a bad day to be a hippie.

Prop 37 lost and so did Campbell

Hutch said...

Thank you Victor! I really appreciate you giving your time for this city. Pacifica really needs people like you. I hope you will run again soon.

Congratulations to Mike O'Neill. We did it! It seems Pacificans have seen the light.

What a great day!

See Steve, you gotta have some faith.

Anonymous said...

Hey Keri,

Spano, got more votes then the Vallemar noobees boy wonder Campbell

Just saying

Johnny T. said...

Anon 953, I have more money, a hotter wife and a better life than you.....
Just saying

Anonymous said...

Wow! Impressive clear cut victories by O'Neill and Ervin. Very clearly the voter's #1 choices in their individual races. Nobody else even close. Now they get this mess to deal with. Very small scale version of the fiscal mess Obama inherited from Bush except we don't have the US Treasury in our arsenal. I don't expect miracles, we face real hardship, but we'll be better run and city government will be more transparent with these two on board. Outstanding job Pacifica voters!

Anonymous said...

Poor Riptide cannot bring itself to mention the local elections.

Anonymous said...

They didn't get Campbell elected but Ervin and Nihart were also endorsed and supported by folks like Verby and Leone. We'll have to see how far they're willing to go to honor that inclusiveness mantra. Not a total loss for the green people.

Anonymous said...

@ ANON 156
That's far from an endorsement by the same chapter of the Sierra Club that tried to shut down Sharp Park golf course. Nihart and Erin are worlds away from Campbell. Yes the greenies lost big. Mary Ann And Karen are both for highway 1 widening, Campbell was against it.

Hutch said...

Anonymous said...
Poor Riptide cannot bring itself to mention the local elections.


It's like a ghost town over there. But it's always like that

Anonymous said...

@229 Sure. Those were defining issues during the campaign. Once the giddiness subsides we'll see what we've elected. Politicians are the most pragmatic of creatures. A sign of real and meaningful change would be a quick and complete revamp of the Planning Commission. An all new Planning and Development Commission is a critical and very basic step council has to committ to and take.

Steve Sinai said...

Any of the candidates for the 4 year seat were acceptable, so I doubt many people will be upset with Ervin and Nihart winning. I voted for Vellone and Nihart, but have no problem with Ervin and Nihart.

If it was a one-on-one race with O'Neill vs. Campbell, or Spano vs. Campbell, either O'Neill or Spano would have won big. That O'Neill and Spano split the vote, yet both individually still had more votes than Campbell, clearly says something.

If that doesn't send a message that residents are tired of having the town run by those who are hostile to business and who think Pacifica is a big park instead of a city, I don't know what does.

Let's see if the small group of hippies that claim to speak for the town still have the gall to keep making that claim.

Anonymous said...

Oh who knows what this lot will be able to do. I voted O'Neill and Ervin only but this team will work. The problem is that Pacifica is so far down the crapper. The antidote for insolvency has to be more taxes. Any revenue from development is years away. Even draconian cuts probably wouldn't save us. I don't see this group having the political will for those kinds of cuts anyway. I'm willing to pay more taxes if things at city hall change quickly, become more open, and run smarter. There's a chance for that to happen, now.

Anonymous said...

There's going to be a new kind of green power in Pacifica. The kind you can spend. Might take some time, but we're on the way. I hope.

mike bell said...

Urgent Council Request!
Change the Planning Commission immediately.

Hutch said...

I'd say saving 1.5 million a year from police outsourcing would qualify for a good alternative to more taxes or cuts.

Maybe now with Dejarnett gone we can move forward on it. From what I hear it is NOT off the table.

This is our best chance to not only avoid bankruptcy and keep all our police working, but to market Pacifica using an in house professional.

Anonymous said...

Sincerely doubt it was ever really off the table. It just got lost in the mumbo jumbo during election season and what a stroke of luck that the idea had known enemies on council. Police outsourcing, can you think of a more incendiary and polarizing issue during a camplaign? Political kryptonite. Now that the nonsense is over, let's see how fast they can ramp up the proposal and give it real and public consideration. There's another election in 2 years. You dedicated public servants better hurry.

Anonymous said...

Johnny T. said...
Anon 953, I have more money, a hotter wife and a better life than you.....
Just saying

November 7, 2012 11:27 AM

Johnny T

I will bet you any amount you don't.

The wife is a solid 9! More money you don't. Better life you don't

3 strikes your out! And my house is nicer then your house cause it doesn't look like a hillbilly mooneshine shack.

Anonymous said...

Very small scale version of the fiscal mess Obama inherited from Bush except we don't have the US Treasury in our arsenal

The fed was around when Obama and Bush 2.0 where in short pants!

Another idiot who knows nothing about Finance

Anonymous said...

@712 I know your wife is hotter. Believe me, I really know. Woman like that makes me forget you have more money and a nicer house. I forget a lot.

Hutch said...

mike bell said...
Urgent Council Request!
Change the Planning Commission immediately.


I second that!

Anonymous said...

You guys know because there is really only 5-6 people posting here.

Anonymous said...

Ok I had to be a little modest earlier she was standing right by me when I posted.

She is a 10!!!!

Hutch said...

I went over to the Riptide to try and help them out but I think their posting thingy is broke. John never posted my comment? Hmmmm.

Maybe Peter Loeb stopped running in that hamster wheel after he learned Rich Campbell wasn't able to fool Pacifica as easily as he had?

Strange days indeed.

Anonymous said...

Hutch

seriously man you need to catch a fish

You get grumpy when you haven't caught a fish

Anonymous said...

Naw, he's just crabby.

Anonymous said...

@350AM So she's a 10 is she? At that hour of the morning she's also just a dream boyo.

Anonymous said...

why didn't the Sierra Club endorse any of the candidates for the 4-year seat? Just richie rich, their perfect 2-yr candidate, who came in 3rd!

Anonymous said...

The 4 year crowd probably didn't seek the endorsement. Or want it. Ervin and Nihart already had local enviro support...LTEs from Verby, the Leones, others. Not every endorsement is an asset. Right Mr. Campbell?

Anonymous said...

sounds like a strong message to the Sierra Club, and Verby just hedging her bets to remain more relevant than Nancy Hall has become.

Anonymous said...

haha sounds like politics as usual.

Anonymous said...

anon638 You haven't been listening to the rhetoric. It's all about the blurring of the lines that have separated us in Pacifica. A place at the table for everyone. Kumbaya, etc. Generally results in gridlock but why not?

Hutch said...

Funny Campbell (and followers) just don't understand that having the Sierra club backing was a liability. This is one of their gods. Hell John Mayberry even printed that letter in his column the same week I had a LTE calling Campbell out for their support. Thanks John.

Anonymous said...

O'Neill always had the edge with positive name recognition, Spano really ran a very good camplaign--probably the best of the three, and Campbell had that Sierra Club endorsement all to himself in this election and ran a very lackluster campaign.

Anonymous said...

Campbell drew 2954 votes. Each of them had 2 other votes to cast in the 4 year race. And they probably did use those votes. They voted for Campbell but they also voted for Ervin, Nihart, or, in smaller numbers, for Vellone. Even in so-called polarized Pacifica, candidates have to appeal to and consider a broad range of voters in order to win.

Anonymous said...

Moderation in all things produces a better outcome.