Who Wants To Be Vibrant?

Rudy Fischer wants to. Quaint and peaceful is not for him.

“With the hotel, (the) project where Goodie’s currently is, the Holman Building and the apartments that are going to be built on Laurel Avenue, it’s going to be a few years but we’re going to have a vibrant downtown,” said Fischer. “It’s going to help the city a lot.”

Who Wants To Be Vibrant?

Durell Hotel Doesn’t Mesh Well

I think it’s a well piled mess.

Durell Hotel

Rudy Fischer says changing the color will make it perfect.

“It’s a completely different design,” said Mark Brodeur, director of community and economic development, about the newest plans. “The other Victorian look didn’t mesh well in the immediate neighborhood. This design meshes a lot better with the museum and the library.”

Councilman Rudy Fischer also mentioned the building’s change of color.

“We have these tan buildings in the library and museum and he had this greenish/gray color,” said Fisher, noting the latest change in hue.

Durell Hotel Doesn’t Mesh Well

Less Steinbeck, More Stockton: Red’s Station On The Way Out

Fischer says you’ll never notice it. As if anyone from P.G. will afford the 10 apartments in this block.

Reds Station

“The residents who live on Walnut or 10th Street or Asilomar Avenue won’t even notice anything — they won’t even see or hear the changes downtown. In fact, most of the city will see no change except that the city has more money to take care of their streets,” added Fischer.

Now, the project will be put on the city’s water wait list. While the last time the gas station there was modified was in 1992 (after being built in 1957) it is not on the city’s historic resources inventory. Still, there’s a great history behind the original gas station that once existed there. That was the Flying A service station that was owned and operated by Everett “Red” Williams. Known as Red’s, it was where John Steinbeck and other characters of the time in the 1930s would often congregate.

Less Steinbeck, More Stockton: Red’s Station On The Way Out

Vacation Homeowner* Bill Peak Running For Mayor

A newcomer running against a status quo new comer. Doomed.

Vote Machine

Peake will face fellow Councilman Rudy Fischer, who has served on the council since 2010. Last month Fischer officially tossed his hat in the ring for November’s mayoral race. Fischer said he wanted to continue the council’s current policies and direction including improvements to the city’s infrastructure and noted the importance of upcoming roadway renovation

*From Coast Weakly October 9, 2014:

We recommend adding Bill Peake to the council. A newcomer to both the city and its political landscape, Peake is a retired Chevron engineer who bought a house in the city 25 years ago, but only moved in full time four years ago.

Vacation Homeowner Bill Peak Running For Mayor

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

P.G. Pays $25,000 To Oakland Survey Company Only To Find The Obvious

Tax the tourists. Oh, and 41 percent come up negative on short term cyber rentals.

The survey also showed that 41 percent of the 375 likely voters surveyed on the phone and online believe that the city has done a “poor” job of managing the city’s vacation rentals, while 28 percent gave the same grade for the way the city manages its pension obligations. Similarly, 22 percent said P.G. is doing poorly managing its finances.

P.G. Pays $25,000 To Oakland Survey Company Only To Find The Obvious

Two Years After Massive Sewage Spill, MRWPCA Believes Pump Is Fixed

City Councilman Rudy Fischer also serves as Monterey One Water’s chairman of the board. Didn’t know that.

Also, MRWPCA changed it’s name to Monterey One Water sometime after the sewer spill. We have some creative and corporate savvy people there I’d say.

In all, nine pump stations exist in Pacific Grove with seven of them belonging to the city and two, including the one along Ocean View Boulevard, belonging to Monterey One Water.

While Jennifer Gonzalez, engineering manager for Monterey One Water, wasn’t quite as optimistic as Fischer in terms of the project being done by Sunday, she said when it is finished it will provide more reliability.

“We want reliability in all or our pump stations,” said Gonzalez, noting that the pumps need to be operational for the wet weather season, which Monterey One Water considers to officially begin on Suday. The station “is approaching 35- to 40-years-old at this point. Some of the valves have gotten to the end of their useful life.”

Fischer also noted the renovation is in response to the sewage spill that occurred in May of 2015.

Two Years After Massive Sewage Spill, MRWPCA Believes Pump Is Fixed

Rudy Fischer Jumped The Gun – Quits Bid For Mayor

Fischer has lived in PG for 6 years and is on the city council. He hopes to be mayor in 2 more years. Proof that Pacific Grove is becoming a town of transients lead by transients.

In an about-face, Pacific Grove City Councilman Rudy Fischer has decided he won’t run for mayor in the upcoming November election after all.

Fischer said his intentions were never to run against Kampe, simply because of their agreement on many of the city’s current issues and noted that he filed his candidacy papers at a time when Kampe wasn’t yet certain he would run again.

Fischer, who has been a Pacific Grove resident for 6 1/2 years, said he definitely plans to run for mayor in 2018 and said he already has the funds to do so.

Rudy Fischer Jumped The Gun – Quits Bid For Mayor

The Seven Ups

Politics

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.

The Seven Ups