Losers Keep On Losin’

Hello Loser

Wachs has not lived in P.G. long enough to contribute anything of substance. And Tina Rau was an embarrassment.

Pacific Grove Mayor Bill Peake’s appointments to the city’s boards and commissions raised some eyebrows when the list was released in an agenda report for the P.G. City Council meeting taking place tonight, Jan. 18. In one case, it appears he snubbed his political opponent in the Nov. 7 election, Mike Wachs.

The chair of the DEI Task Force, Tina Rau, was also rejected in her bid to remain on the task force, in a surprising move by Peake who rejected two other members who wanted to retain their seats. He did appoint one woman, Marie Hunter, who in her application called into question DEI principles.

Losers Keep On Losin’

Newcomer Fischer Running For Mayor

Politics

In June of 2106 after declaring his run for mayor against Mayor Bill Kampe, Fischer pulled out of the race, citing that his views were too similar to Kampe’s to run against him.
Fischer said he wants to continue the council’s current policies and direction, which involves improvements to the city’s infrastructure, something he said he’s long emphasized.

Uh oh.

Newcomer Fischer Running For Mayor

City Council Candidates Line Up

Robert Huitt
Jenny McAdams
Nick Smith
Cynthia Garfield
Andrew Kubica
Alan Cohen

Vote Machine

The Pacific Grove City Council race includes a lone incumbent and five new candidates, all of whom are vying for three council seats.

All the city council candidates are expected to join mayoral candidates Bill Kampe and Dan Miller in the candidate forum on Sept. 8 at the Pacific Grove Community Center, 515 Junipero Ave.

City Council Candidates Line Up

Bella Says Check Is In The Mail

Sure. Any more lies?

Check the mail

While news that the developer behind the proposed luxury hotel Project Bella has yet to pay its $80,000 special election fee back to the city has ruffled more than a few feathers, the city’s plans for its Local Coastal Program that would give it more control and allow the project to go before voters, isn’t ready either.

Passing Measure X, an initiative voted on during a special election held in April to change the zoning of the site that is currently the American Tin Cannery to allow a 225-room eco-friendly resort hotel, was touted by those in support of it as crucial so the project could move forward without unnecessary delay. But that was also predicated upon the city receiving its Local Coastal Program certification by the Coastal Commission this month, which isn’t going to happen.

Bella Says Check Is In The Mail

Innkeeper Defrauds Voters

Surprised? I think not.

Where;s The Money

 

“The city has invoiced Domaine Hospitality Partners for the special election costs,” Maitland told the council. “We have not received payment for it.” Maitland told the city council that she first invoiced Domaine on June 7. When the developer didn’t pay, she sent it a past-due invoice on June 24. When Domaine didn’t respond to that with a check, city manager Ben Harvey on July 22 sent its president a letter, saying the bill was due no later than Aug. 11. Maitland told  the Pine Cone that the city paid the county elections for the costs on July 15.

Innkeeper Defrauds Voters

Another Newbie Running For Office

Been here for 3 whole years and has the experience and background to help the city deal with the various and wide-ranging concerns that a city has to face. The city? a City? Can not remember the name of the city he is running for office in. Oh well, all the come-heres that P.G. has elected as leaders have done so much already why not.

Originally from the San Joaquin Valley, Smith, 36, moved to Pacific Grove in 2013 and has served the last two years on the Planning Commission while working as a civil litigation attorney. He works at the public agency law firm Lozano Smith, LLP .

“Because my law practice is in the public agency realm and I have defended public agencies from lawsuits, I feel I have the experience and background to help the city deal with the various and wide-ranging concerns that a city has to face,” said Smith.

Another Newbie Running For Office

This Year’s School Tax Vote Fails

Lots of taxes passed for ‘education’ and all I can see is parking lots and football stadiums.

Measure G Trash

In Pacific Grove, residents failed to pass Measure G, the Pacific Grove Unified School District-backed proposal that asked taxpayers to pay about $30 per every $100,000 of their assessed home value for tech devices and programs for the district’s schools.
But the measure, which had the support of the Monterey Peninsula Taxpayers Association, fell short of the 55 percent it needed to pass, receiving 2,030 Yes votes (51.51 percent) to 1,911 No votes (48.49 percent).
Backers had said the funds would have been collected for 20 years in a series of short-term, low-interest bonds and would generate about $27.8 million for the district to purchase computers, electronic tablets — such as iPads — update security cameras, and implement statewide technology requirements for testing and learning.

This Year’s School Tax Vote Fails

Measure G – Another School Tax To Refuse

Aint there enough tax dollars going toward things that are not basic education? Parking lots, football stadiums, district offices and now give tablet computers to every student?

This is just another example of the kind of thinking that leads to an appalling waste of tax dollars like spending $6.8 million on a refurbished sports stadium. And now they want to buy iPads for every student? PGUSD does not need new iPads for every student. Oh, and by the way, what percent of students in the school district don’t already have iPads? Does the school district even know? Does it care?

The fact that this is how they are thinking of spending Measure G money demonstrates that they cannot be trusted to use your tax dollars wisely. It should be an easy call for every voter to reject Measure G.

Residents on the Monterey side of David Avenue support it . .
Measure G In Monterey

Measure G – Another School Tax To Refuse

P.G. Dog Is A Registered Voter

Davis said he has no intention of actually filling out and casting a ballot on behalf of Cooper in November. But he does intend to show how easy it to for a fake person or non-American citizen to vote.

“I’m concerned that non-citizens are registered to vote, and to prove a point, I registered him,” Davis said. “I’d like to have the system fixed.”

“I’d like to have them verify that you’re a citizen, or at least the right species. That would be nice,” he said.

Dog would vote for Ernest if he could..
Ernest And Shugart

P.G. Dog Is A Registered Voter