Friday, July 16, 2010

His name is Jim Vreeland, and he was the Mayor of Pacifica

Posted by Steve Sinai.


Anonymous said...

This is a perfect example why Pacificans should't re-elect him again and again.

Also let's not re-elect them at all. ZERO votes for Digre. She is running again to cover up for all their mistakes . Enough is enough. said...

Who ya gonna call? Who's running?

Steve Sinai said...

According to the Tribune, Sue Digre, Susan Vellone, and Tom Clifford have requested papers to run. Nothing's official until the papers are filed, though.

Since Clifford is from the same "Keep Pacifica Poor" camp as Lancelle, Vreeland and Digre, I suspect this means he asked all three if they were going to run, and at least one of them said no.

For the life of me, I can't imagine what kinds of accomplishments Sue Digre will list to convince people to vote for her, unless "doing nothing except run businesses out of town" appeals to a large group of Pacificans.

I've just met her once, but I like Vellone.

Anonymous said...

Funny video.
One thing he missed is how much staff time it took to prepare the lease, prep the council on how it should vote and why, hold the hands of the morons and crooks running Whole Energy, etc.
Someone might want to do a Public records Act request to find out how much staff time, at what cost, this disaster bilked the taxpayers.

Kathy Meeh said...

Anonymous, 4 years in planning (per Nancy Hall), plus the concrete "storage pad" (always intended for the biodiesel trailer) was paid for by property owners on our annual "sewer fee" bill.

In addition to what you say about staff time there was the left-over legal bills and clean-up, the $135,000 advance was paid from the city general fund by all our taxes. Maybe $400,000 - $500,000 total. City council supported this, bypassing the Planning Commission and an environmental impact report.

Whole Energy Fuels was a flaky company, easily discovered by google search. The project proposed was a first-time ever (never been done) hook-up to a WWTP, although stand alone biodiesel plants have existed for years. Whole Energy Fuels had never built even one stand alone biodiesel plant, much less a rare integration with a WWTP.

The liability insurance policy Whole Energy Fuels owned was merely a business policy with AGI. They also intended to transport this fuel to Richmond in single insulated trucks, whereas the State of CA requires double insulation.

The location was near commerce, a school, a potential substantial development in the quarry were all irritants-- and, I'm sure there's much more we will never know this city council proposed "pet project".

Herr Vreeganda Minister said...

Welcome to Vreeland, land of the Vree. The Vreemeister will Vreelanate anyone that stands in his way. He is the Vreemaster of his domain. All hail the Vreeman!

Headmeister Vreemeister said...

The following questions were asked to the 3 incumbents on the Pacifica City Council.

Q. Name the four seasons
A. Salt, pepper, mustard and vinegar

Q. Explain one of the processes by which water can be made safe to drink
A. Flirtation makes water safe to drink because it removes large pollutants like grit, sand, dead sheep and canoeists

Q. How is dew formed
A. The sun shines down on the leaves and makes them perspire

Q. What causes the tides in the oceans
A. The tides are a fight between the earth and the moon . All water tends to flow towards the moon, because there is no water on the moon , and nature abhors a vacuum. I forget where the sun joins the fight

Q. What guarantees may a mortgage company insist on
A. If you are buying a house they will insist that you are well endowed

Q. In a democratic society, how important are elections
A. Very important. Sex can only happen when a male gets an election

Q. What are steroids
A. Things for keeping carpets still on the stairs (Shoot yourself now , there is little hope)

Q.. What happens to your body as you age
A. When you get old, so do your bowels and you get intercontinental

Q. What happens to a boy when he reaches puberty
A. He says goodbye to his boyhood and looks forward to his adultery (So true)

Q. Name a major disease associated with cigarettes
A. Premature death

Q. What is artificial insemination
A. When the farmer does it to the bull instead of the cow

Q. How can you delay milk turning sour
A. Keep it in the cow (Simple, but brilliant)

Q. How are the main 20 parts of the body categorised (e.g. The abdomen)
A. The body is consisted into 3 parts - the brainium, the borax and the abdominal cavity . The brainium contains the brain, the borax contains the heart and lungs and the abdominal cavity contains the five bowels: A, E, I,O,U.. (WTF???)

Q. What is the fibula?
A. A small lie

Q. What does 'varicose' mean?
A. Nearby

Q. What is the most common form of birth control
A. Most people prevent contraception by wearing a condominium (That would work)

Q. Give the meaning of the term 'Caesarean section'
A. The caesarean section is a district in Rome

Q. What is a seizure?
A. A Roman Emperor . (Julius Seizure, I came, I saw, I had a fit)

Q. What is a terminal illness
A. When you are sick at the airport.

Q. Give an example of a fungus. What is a characteristic feature?
A. Mushrooms. They always grow in damp places and they look like umbrellas

Q. Use the word 'judicious' in a sentence to show you understand its meaning
A. Hands that judicious can be soft as your face. (OMG)

Q. What does the word 'benign' mean?
A. Benign is what you will be after you be eight (brilliant)

Q. What is a turbine?
A. Something an Arab or Shreik wears on his head

They were all re-elected.

Anonymous said...

^ post of the year ^

Wrap it up, folks, we're done.

Kathy Meeh said...

No, the pro-economy candidates running reflect a desire to change the failed direction of Pacifica, caused by the current city council. All but 3 of the pro-economic candidates running need to decline, but gather their forces to join with and support those who can win. So, what is it egos or coalition? If egos, Pacifica loses again, possibly forever.

Anonymous said...

Who are the pro-economy candidates?

Vreeland said...

I poop on you all!!!

Kathy Meeh said...

Well, so far incumbents Jim Vreeland is running for city council as is Sue Digre. Neither of these current city council members are pro-economic, and if Julie Lancelle runs not her either.

City Council candidates have until August 6th to declare (late extension until August 11th), so whatever you're looking at is partial. In addition to the incumbents above, candidates include Cal Hinton, BJ Nathanson, Thomas Clifford, Tod Schlessinger, Omar Saleh, Susan Vellone and Heather Tanner. Assuming Barbara Arietta might be running, she has yet to register with the city. I don't know Heather Tanner, maybe someone else will advise.

Of these known candidates Cal Hinton, Tod Schlessinger, Omar Saleh, Susan Vellone are all pro-economy. Those I would personally be inclined to vote for because they would each bring-in fresh thinking, balanced city economic solutions, progress, and probably can win are: Susan Vellone, Omar Saleh and Barbara Arietta.
(The list of candidates was taken from the blog of Jeff Simons).

This year of the 5 city council positions, 3 are available. The 8 year failed economic track record of the current city council is known. 3 pro-economy challenger candidates could prevail, which means all but 3 of these pro-economy candidates should step-aside and support others who are best suited and can go the distance.

Anonymous said...

Is it really necessary to keep hearing from the infantile person who seems to need a laxative. Really boring, try language. Can't you do better than that?

Anonymous said...

Is this the Heather Tanner who pulled papers?

Heather Tanner put herself through law school, working during the day and attending classes at night, so that one day she and her family could move out of their two-bedroom rental apartment and buy a house. She saw that dream slip away in August of last year, when she was laid off from her job as an attorney and was unable to find work.

"Before I got laid off, they were talking about year-end bonuses, and I put in as many hours as I could so I could hit that mark," said Tanner, who lives with her family in Pacifica, California. "My husband and I were going to use that bonus as a down payment for our house. You go from dreaming about that house you want and having a backyard to not even being able to pay the rent on your apartment. My six-year-old will say things like, 'Mommy, you can have my money for the new house.' But the dream is out the window -- it will be years now."

As an attorney for an insurance defense firm, Tanner was making about $100,000 a year. Since being laid off, she has been working two hours a day at her son's school to supplement her $450-a-week unemployment checks. She told HuffPost that she is willing to take a job doing just about anything, as long as it's legal.

"I've applied for jobs at Target, Macy's, as a camp counselor. I've been on many interviews, but the comments I get at non-legal jobs are, 'Why do you need a job?' I mean, I have a family to support."

Tanner says that because day care is so expensive in California, she and her husband Carl decided it would make the most sense for him to stay home and take care of their two children, now ages 4 and 6, while she worked full-