P.G. has had it’s share of mayors with years of bureaucrat experience, here’s a contender that has more years of Pacific Grove experience that most ex-mayors combined.
Dan Miller, 60, said that he believes his six-plus years as
a P.G. city councilman and three years on the city’s planning
commission qualify him to be mayor. “What separates me
from the rest of the council is that I vote with the people of
Pacific Grove’s best interests in mind,” Miller said.
Here’s the list of hopefuls that applied to replace quitter Deborah “Bankrupt” Lindsay, and some comments from their statements.
Richard Ahart – Uses the word “sustainable”. Thinks that allowing more fast food franchises can help bring revenue and then touts several fast food corporations as clients. Says he “has earned the confidence of voters during the last election”. He was dead last, getting fewer votes than David Dilworth, LOL.
Laura Dadiw – “Dadiw Associates . . Headquartered in Pacific Grove” Consultant that works from home. Prioritizes “health and welfare of Pacific Grove youth”. Sounding good until I notice she puts down 93953 as her ZIP Code. That’s Pebble Beach, dummy.
Eric Chad Fonferek – wants to “stimulate business growth” and “raise Pacific Grove’s tourism profile. Thinks that Holman building is a city asset. I thought Nadir owned it.
William Fredrickson – Mechanical Engineer. Wants to work with Moe to bring more tourists to P.G. Might know how to fix the sewers that fill up from said tourists.
Khalil Ibrahim – Arabic teacher. Long list of experiences, none that have to do with being on city council. Offers up nothing to give to the city.
Daniel Miller – 54 year resident. Came in 4th place in last election that put Bankrupt Deb in office at 3rd place.
Rudy Fischer – another misguided person that thinks Moe is “doing a lot to bring new business” and repairing sidewalks will make us walk instead of drive.
This should not be a surprise to anyone who has followed Pacific Grove politics even slightly: All three of the P.G. City Council members with terms ending in November opted not to run for re-election.
It’s also good that a large crop of candidates is competing for the chance to replace the departing trio. All eight are capable, to varying degrees, but three rise to the top: Ken Cuneo, Carmelita Garcia and Bill Kampe.
Calls Susan Goldbeck irrevocably tied to P.G. politics of the past, Dan Miller an activist, Richard Ahart a mystery, Deborah Lindsay narrow focused and says David Dilworth has no credibility.