Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Measure V message to City Council: smart development

Another failed status quo tax exercise
Solution: move city development forward
Pacifica Tribune/Jane Northrop, Staff, 11/12/13.  "Measure V fails at polls"

"Pacifica voters clearly want this town to move forward and this tax wasn't the answer. We want our main street. We want the Beach Boulevard project moving forward. We want to see smart development. We want to see this town move forward, not backward. Pacifica sees each tax measure as a step in the status quo and that won't work anymore. Every precinct but two voted overwhelmingly against this tax. We would hope that the council will take that as a sign to put out the welcome mat for smart growth," said Wagner.

"City Council did not fully engage the public," Stechbart said. "They should have held a study session and explained it in detail. They did not connect with the voters and they lost. There was this remoteness about what City Council was trying to sell. When voters found out more details about who would be taxed, they got a lot of negative responses."   Read article.

Note:  graphic of data communication from Qualitative Research.

Posted by Kathy Meeh


Anonymous said...

Len and Karen are still afraid of the C word. Hello? Voters demonstrated who has more power, and it's not the Unions. Time to listen up council and and tell our new city manager to go after some real concessions. Or find yourselves voted out. Try saying it together "we will negotiate reductions"

Anonymous said...

Kalimah Salahuddin was not quoted in Trib article. Was looking forward to her explained her City-has-a-fake-budget statement, or her bright idea to tax every school kid with a cell.

Anonymous said...

She served her purpose. The true architects of V were on display last night. What's their next play? Hint...It isn't real wage and benefit cuts. They have absolutely no interest. We can expect other cuts to soften us up while council works on their communication skills to sell us on another tax in a couple years. Not during an election year, of course. Hey kids, the voters look vulnerable. Let's try a sales tax!