Saturday, July 9, 2016

Consultants recommend Jerome Stocks, city insiders for rail corridor working group

Because of the selection criteria, commercial and development interests are heavily represented, while independent community activists including Gerald Sodomka, Dr. Lorri Greene, Doug Fiske, and Julie Thunder were not selected.

Full list of selected and rejected applicants here.

135 comments:

  1. Thank you for this Wc. There is an interesting history regarding this group. The City originally asked for citizens to participate. The original notice stated that the Council would look over prospective candidates and the Mayor would make a decision. At some point, the City decided to use a consultant and gave the consultant the power to select the committee, and then the Mayor would make a decision. If you take a look at all of the candidates, each made a statement about why they would like to be on the committee. Everyone, with the exception of Jerome Stocks, has why they want to be on it. Somehow, Jerome's statement is missing, and the reference is that it is on a Pdf file, which is I cannot find. Many emails to the City Council were also included for some people. I wrote the Council twice, but for whatever reason, mine was not included. According to the consultants they wanted "new blood" or people who are not active in the community. Of course, that leads one to wonder "Why Jerome?" Some one at the City said it was because he had been our SANDAG rep. as well as our NCTD rep. Do you all feel he did a good job in either of those positions? Besides the people Wc mentions there are some other other notable people left out, including John Gjata, Darius R. just to name 2. There is something wrong with this deal. First, the city changes the rules, and then the consultant gets to pick and only Gaspar gets to say yes. Jerome is an active participant in raising funds for Gaspar's campaign against Roberts in the Supervisor position she is running for. Could this be the reason he was selected? There is more to this story, folks. And, I am not a believer in coincidences like this.

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    1. The list is mixed. I think Gjata is on a commission already, and that excludes him. Encinitas Chamber is very pro-development. Stocks should not be on this list!!! As a long time council person, he has a conflict of interest. The city code requires the mayor to recommend and the council to vote yes or no. The other members do have a say. She should say she has a conflict of interest regarding Stocks and take him off the list!

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    2. Both Muir and Gaspar are being funded by a PAC whose President happens to be Jerome Stocks. They should both recuse themselves on this. Stocks is like throwing dirt in our faces. Haven't we had enough of him already?

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    3. The mayor has sold her soul to the devil.

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    4. 10:55 Awww, too bad "shrink". You got overlooked. I don't think there is anything wrong. Some people are just better than you.

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    5. 10:25, you are scum. Dr. Greene and Sodomka and others should have been selected before Stocks.

      There is an obvious conflict of interests, not avoided by falsely claiming the consultant selects.

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  2. Worse possible pick. Some of the other names mentioned are very well respected.

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  3. So only the Mayor gets to decide if this is the group she wants? She is not going to be Mayor after January and this group will be still going on. I read the names, and I saw many I think we qualified. Are they deliberately picking people that have not been active in the community? If so, why? They say fresh blood, but I wonder. The candidates should be given an opportunity to speak to the whole council and that's been taken away, after the fact.

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    1. The mayor nominates and the council approves. I've seen a prior instance where the council didn't support a nomination.

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    2. Mayor is beyond Stocks. She should dump him. She has more potential without being tied to him.

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    3. 12:41- According to 1 city official, only the Mayor will approve. The Council will have no say. And she wants Stocks.

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    4. Gaspar also wants Trump. At least she is consistent!

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    5. 1:14 PM

      From the July 13 agenda report:

      "Staff recommends that the Mayor and Council:

      "1. Receive and consider the consultant’s recommendations for Coastal Mobility and Livability Working Group roster;

      "2. Consider the Mayor’s recommendations for the appointments to the Working Group; and

      "3. Adopt Resolution No. 2016-54 approving the formation of a Coastal Mobility and Livability Working Group and establishing the bylaws of the Working Group (Attachment CC-1)."

      You'll notice that it says "consider the Mayor's recommendations for the appointments to the Working Group". That's addressed to the whole council who has to approve the recommendations. Next time find a city official who knows what they are talking about.

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    6. 10:20- Thanks for this. You're right. I guess we cannot trust city officials to give us the whole truth on a lot of things. Glad you cleared this up for me.

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  4. The two last columns "stakeholder org" and "stakeholder interest" are really one and the same. If the person is on a town council or other group, that group's activity and philosophy is also the person's beliefs. Take a Carris Rhodes, for example: her stated personal "economic development" interest is the same as the L-101's.

    Yet another city sham. They really just can't help themselves, can they?

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  5. 1:10- No they can't. This has been a very contentious issue. To add Stocks to the mix is poison, in my opinion. The consultant may have not known this, but the citizens who have been paying attention will notice. I can envision another visioning of this trail soon. BTW, it was Shaffer and Blakespear who wanted a consultant.

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    1. Wasn't contentious until the council made it that way.

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  6. Un-freaking believable. This is just another in a too long line of unimaginable transparent attempts to manage public opinion without the public actually having a say. This is illegitimate and worthless from the get go. Thanks for nothing Catherine and Lisa for hiring an outside consultant and at what cost?

    And as for Kristen bringing the most despicable character in our city's history on board. wtf. If there was an example of our mayor being played and used by her puppet masters, this has to qualify as another example of her lack of foresight.

    Including city funded organizations and their operators couldn't be more disingenuous to gather anything but the city line.

    Next weeks council meeting at last after three weeks off before they have their summer break, should be quite a show.

    Also the library renaming should be on the agenda but you never know what shoe will drop next. We really deserve better from our elected reps. I hope they all hear the bells tolling for the change that is sure to come.

    Thanks goes out to the non affiliated volunteers who were ignored on the rail corridor working group scam in the making. It would have been the easiest thing in the world to get right, but once again, they chose a manipulated process to put the fix in. Gawd we need a change and a large one down there at the city.

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    1. 1:57 PM
      No three weeks off for vacation. Last action item on council agenda for next week is Manjeet Ranu asking the council to reinstate the three council meetings - July 20,July 27, and August 10.
      Seems there was a slight clerical error in the final documents the council approved for the ballot. Planning put in the wrong maps that left off some properties west of the 101.
      Council will do a quick revote to put in the new map.

      Stinky, stinky from both planning and the city manager who authorized this illegal action.

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  7. If we continue to let the City take us down the road that leads to nowhere good, we had better find some candidates soon.

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  8. Stakeholders? That's rich. Most the people on the list have had their hand out for city money for years.

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  9. I'm happy to see that "the shrink" was ignored. Some one was smart enough to realize that they needed a working group instead of a "love fest".

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    1. 2:50 ie: Jerome- The word on the street is the "shrink" as you call Dr. Lori Green, is running for Council. That would be interesting. Don't believe me. Why did she recently start a Facebook group called "Encinitas Votes". Anyone can go on and read the posts. You cannot post anonymously, but you can read. And, if you read between the lines, Dr. Lori might just run, and win! Then it's bye-bye Jerome.

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    2. 3:58 I would like to see "the shrink" run and lose big time. Paybacks are hell.

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    3. If she does run, will anyone ask her to explain her strange Christmas party post on EU?

      If it wasn't true, she could get sued. If it was true, then why did she retract it?

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    5. Whoa is all I can think of at the moment. Jerome and Lori really don't like each other, that's for sure. If she is running for City Council, I wonder if she would kick Jerome off the citizens advisory committee. Or better yet, the Council decides to put her on it and let Jerome stay on. That would be interesting.

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    6. 12:27 In her usual "shrink" fashion, she posts then unposts. She posts; unposts, posts; unposts.

      Stable; unstable; stable; unstable.

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    7. 12:53- I wonder why she would do that? Perhaps Allred decided to take her case? If you think Lorri is so unstable, be prepared to prove it. The State of Calif. seems to think she is stable enough to be an independent psychologist. She also testifies in court, so she knows quite a few judges. Do what you think is right, but always know there are consequences for words and actions. Those of us who were at the same party that this happened will testify what did happen, and it won't put Jerome is a great light. I tried to talk her into suing that night, but Jim Bond suggested he could regin Jerome in and I believed him. We shall see. I know she has 4 people that will testify to what happened. We should all be lucky she has not sued the City, as he was a Councilman at the time. Since we saw what the women got for far less than Lorri during the Filner debacle i would urge you to consider dropping this now. The more you amp it up, the more fuel for the lawsuit. You can post anon. all you like, but we know who you are. Do you really want to go to court on a sexual harassment lawsuit? Think about it. It's a no win for you. And, you know what, I don't give a shit about you, but I would rather see our tax dollars go to better use. So far, that is what she has decided. But, keep it up and no one will change her mind about hiring Allred. You think Marco was bad ass, wait until you see Allred. Just sayin'

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    8. OK- let me clear it up for you as to why I took the post down. I usually let your stuff not get the better of me Jerome, but for some reason today it did. I took it down because there is no longer a need to explain what happened, and what went down. I have never wanted to sue this amazing city that I have lived in for 35 years, and I have had far worse sexual harassment when I was in the business world. Only in those days, if women complained, they were fired. What you did was despicable and even Jim Bond, as well as your wife, attempted to stop you. Now, leave it be. It's been a long time, even though unfortunately, I remember it all too well. So let's call a truce, unless that doesn't work for you. I can still sue, according to Alred, but I would rather not. But here's the thing Jerome. Every time you, or one of your followers, brings this up, I am traumatized once again. So, the nest time I see a post about this, I will take my story to Alred and tell her to go ahead and let the whole world see what happened. Are you 100% sure you want that? This is not what I had posted originally, but I will leave this one up because you continue to push. Push away Jerome and you will find yourself in a courtroom, with the good citizens of Encinitas paying. I don't go to court unless I can win. That much I have learned.

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    9. 2:13 Idle threats are not a good thing to have on your plate.

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    10. Dr. Lorri should run for City Council; unfortunately, she wouldn't get the developer money that has backed current and past members. Dr. Lorri shouldn't let a snook like $tock$ get under her skin - consider the $ource, is the old saying. $tock$ is a self-serving commensurate jerk, so he has nothing to offer.

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    11. It would be nice if people would take their dirty laundry elsewhere.

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    12. 3:12- Yes it would. Are you saying that sexual harassment by a sitting council member should not be talked about anywhere? For me, I would like to know. Jerome is no longer on the Council, but if he stays on this list, then anyone has a right to ask what's going on. Maybe EU is not the place, I don't know. I had no idea about any of this, and still don't. All I know is I would like to know more, as he is going to be on a very select group of people who will have a say in how our rail corridor will be. If he has done some of the things suggested here, then I think it is not dirty laundry but as citizens we have a right to know.

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    13. 3:26 Since there have been no formal charges of any sexual misconduct brought forth through the courts, it is unfair to judge without proper testimony on both sides. At this point, we are hearing a one-sided point of view. Everyone has a right to a fair trial. I don't think this is the forum to be discussing this issue.

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    14. Dr. L,

      I know you think I'm Stocks. I'm not, but that's fine.

      It's not my intent to upset you, and I have no idea what actually happened at that party. You also don't owe me or anyone else any explanation. But if you are going to run, you should expect questions.

      The fact is, we may have a potential sexual hassaser/predator STILL running a PAC, and being appointed to positions of influence in our town. You claim to have witnesses to an incident. If you wanted to make a public accusation, then follow through and do it. You'd find plenty of support, and you might prevent the next victim. You might also stop a sexual predator from influencing our local politics.

      I totally get why you would choose not to do that. Our legal system is still not great at getting justice for female victims of sexual crimes.

      What I don't get is, if you decided to not pursue it legally, then why did you put this in the public conversation and then withdraw it? Then you went on Rostra to publicly tell Stocks how much you liked him, and thank him for his years of public service? (http://sdrostra.com/?p=38369) The same guy you accused?

      It just makes no sense to me, and I would need a better understanding for you to have my vote.

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    15. 4:51- Fair questions, if I was going to run. And, I have not said I am. I have seen people post rumors, but I have not pulled papers. As far as thanking Jerome, I thank all politicians for their service. In fact, I just sent a letter to the City Council thanking them for their service-all 5 of them. The reason for my email today was to withdraw my name for any further consideration to be on the Rail Trail Committee in case they decide to change things from what the consultant said. I did cc W.C. on this, so he or she can attest to me doing it. If you read all of the thread on the La Rostra post it says a lot of things about a lot of people. Jerome was trashing Gaspar and Muir until I pointed out that I thought they were his friends. He then retracted that part. It is a public forum so anyone can go and read it.

      Regarding Jerome, I have spoken about it and got nowhere. I did not take it to court, that is true. Should I have? Perhaps. Would I have won? Yes, but so what. I do not want to sue the city that I live in, unlike some of the developers around here. It would not have come out of Jerome's pocket, as he was a City Councilman when this happened. It would have come from the City coffers. At least that was what I was told at the time.

      I would love to drop all of this. If I ever run for Council I guess it will be fair game. Fair game means people who I care about will also have to say something, as many people saw, and that bothers me. So, since this issue keeps making its way onto this blog, and wherever else, I have refrained from running, although to be honest I think I might be a pretty good councilperson. I don't need the money, I don't care about kissing up to anyone, I care about what happens in our community and would fight for what I thought was right. Anyway, I think that is all I need to say. Thank YOU for being respectful regarding this issue. It has been hard for me since the night it happened. There were witnesses, and if they were court ordered, they would have to appear. But once again, I would not want them to have to go thru it. I am not like the women who sued Filner. Maybe that is not a good thing, I don't know.

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    16. One last thing. Anyone who wants to know more about Jerome in general should take a look at the La Rostra posts 4:51 mentions. I did thank Jerome, you will see that. You will see a lot of other things he said about people that are not too kind. Somehow, the one issue 4:51 is bringing up, keeps being brought up many years later. If I could go back in time, I would NOT have posted anything about my experience. But hindsight is 20/20. No one has to believe me, I just would like this to be a non-issue so many years later. If there are others out there that have had the same experience with Jerome as I, please let me know. You can contact me at: lgreene98@aol.com. I would love to know what you have been through. Not because of putting together a lawsuit, unless anyone wants to do that, but to help put some closure on a difficult time that perhaps we have all had. I made the mistake of opening my mouth, or my keyboard in this case.

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    17. It is hypocritical to tell people that someone sexually harassed you, then, to turn around and thank that person for their service. Sounds like a lot of game playing and teasing going on. It does not make sense.

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    18. 6:40- You get your wish. I just emailed Lorri and I am on board with her if she wants to sue. I have been subjected to more than enough "touching in an inappropriate manner and against my wishes" by Jerome and I will testify to that. I never wanted to be involved in this, and I wish it did not come to this. But, I have seen Lorri cry one too many times regarding this not to be there for her. She thanks everyone, that I know. She is one of the nicest people I have ever known. She is kind, sensitive (probably to a fault) and takes care of others before herself most of the time. You wanted it, and now, you may just get want you wish for.

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    19. 7:48 Such drama!

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    20. 8:12- The drama has just begun. I also emailed her. This has gone on way too long and I, for one, am happy if she sues the SOB. He deserves whatever he gets as far as I'm concerned. He screwed over Encinitas when he was on the Council, and he has screwed over a lot of women as well.

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    21. Here come da judge.

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    22. WTF? I just read all of the posts on this. Some of you are fucking nuts, just like the "shrink". Jerome gave 12 years of his life working for the city. What has the shrink done? Nothing and now she wants to sue for exactly what? She is really wacked out. Somebody needs to help her get a grip. No, she would NOT make a good councilman. Another delusion of grandeur. God this makes me sick. Sorry for you buddy. You don't deserve this.

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    23. Let's not make serving as a councilman sound like he went to war for 12 years. Jerome is a divisive figure, like it or not. We don't need this guy involved in our city at any level at this point. I'm sure there are some positives associated with his tenure on council, but I can't remember many. Mostly I remember his condescending tone, anger and disregard for the citizens of this community. And his time on NCTD and SANDAG, he often worked against us, not for us. As to the allegations, I support everyone's right to a day in court. Since none of us were there, except Dr. L, we have to leave it at that. City of no city, sexual harassment is no joke, and this is not the first time this has come up about Jerome, so maybe it would be better to clear it up once and for all.

      -MGJ

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    24. 10:36- Finally a rational person. I agree. In a way I do hope Lorri sues, and at the same time, I hope she doesn't. It is not easy for women going up against the powers that be. And Jerome is still well liked by his Republican buddies over at La Rostra. He is also the Chair of the PAC for Gaspar.It could be grueling for Lorri if she decided to go for it. If other women have come forward it would be easier. However, since he no longer works for the City, I wonder how far the lawsuit would go? In Filner's case, he was Mayor when the women came forward. It's a tough call. I believe Lorri, as I was at that party. But, since Jerome didn't harass me, I don't know how much I could contribute. It was a large party at Muir's house. There were probably over 100 people there, including Sabine, Bond, Stocks, Harwood, and others that I can't think of right now. I do remember her talking to Harwood about the loss of his son. I heard her sharing how hard it must be for him. And even though he is a developer, she seemed as if she truly cared about the psychological pain he was in. Hard to believe she would lie about Jerome's actions.

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    25. The "shrink" is a total nut job. She wants to sue; she doesn't want to sue; she wished she would have sued; she's glad she didn't sue; she applies to be on rail corridor working group; she withdraws her name from rail corridor working group; she bashes council people; she thanks council people for their good job.

      Something is very wrong.

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    26. And to top it off, she went to City Hall today to pull papers to run for CIty Council. Go figure. Maybe that's why she decided not to be on the Rail Trail Committee?

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    27. 4:46- Are you on crack? No one can pull papers until July 18th. Maybe you saw her there, but she was not pulling papers. Don't make stuff up if you don't know what you are talking about.

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    28. 5:00- 4:46 here. All I know is I was at City Hall getting something and I saw Lorri talking to Kathy Hollywood and Kathy gave her some papers. Maybe she got something else, I don't know, as I didn't evesdrop on the conversation. But, by all indications, including her taking herself off of consideration if they redo the Rail Trail committee, I made an educated guess as to what they were talking about. And, of course, I could be wrong. We will see shortly, as if she is going to file it does have to be by the 18th, or at least that was what I was told when I asked.

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    29. Maybe the "shrink" can hire Jerome Stocks as her campaign manager.

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    30. 4:46 PM & 7:32 PM

      You are a classic example of a gossip. Blogs have replaced backyard fences.

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  10. If the membership list stays as it's been published, it's yet another disgrace by the manipulators in city government. The original intent was for residents' voices to be heard. The proposed members represent only special interests.

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    1. Do they not live in Encinitas? Are they residents? They should be residents and represent all perspectives.

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    2. It's the "all perspectives" that ain't happening. Sad to say, it's not a surprise. What else should we expect from Ga$par and the other four $tooge$?

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    3. 3:51 must not know what "special interests" means.

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  11. Julie Thunder's application the first thing listed is works well in group settIngs.

    Every meeting about the rail trail has been a group setting, and she is the worst. Constantly shouting down others, speaking out of turn, making sidebar comments to everyone around her so they can't hear, and claiming to speak for everyone.

    Completely unacceptable temperament and behavior for a consensus group like this one.

    Her writing is just as hysterical with lots of shouty all caps phrases.

    I don't know who pulled the plug on that particular application, but good on 'em.

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  12. I liked the suggestion that the next and only future consultant hired should be one to fire City staff!

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  13. 3:57- The beauty of all of this for the council is they did not have to make a decision on who was best for the committee. The consultants, who do not know our city, put the list together. Now the Mayor has to authorize the list. And, if anyone thinks she will dump Stocks, think again. It is NOT in her best interest to piss off Stocks. He is the President of the PAC that might get her elected to the Supervisor position. As far as Julie Thunder, I have heard her speak. If you think her temperament is nothing compared to Stocks. Were you around when he was on the Council? If so,and you missed the streaming, go to the City website and look back at meetings when Stocks was on the Council. In a couple of them you will find him screaming at Dr. Lori a few times, and screaming at a lot of citizens. If he wasn't shouting, he was condescending, rude, and pretty awful to everyday citizens. I"ll take Julie any day over Stocks.

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      I agree on Stocks.

      I wouldn't recommend either of them for this appointment.

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    2. 3:57 - typical shill behavior, backing down when caught and pretending to be reasonable.

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    3. 4:22,

      Maybe you are willing to overlook shouting and rude behavior as long as you agree with the speaker.

      I'm not.

      Opinionated condescending loud-mouths are unfit for a group like this one, no matter what views they may hold.

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    4. True, point taken.

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  14. $tock$ reemerges like scum floating to the top - Ga$par is pathetic to entertain his appointment, but he is the puppet's trainer. The special interests now make bold moves, figuring there is minimal resistance.

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  15. $tock$ - the guy that raised pensions some 35% and now the city is somewhere between $35 - $40 million in unfunded pension liability. And he is (or will be) on an advisory committee!!! Ms. Fiscal
    Responsibility and corruption fighter Ga$par will anoint him - unbelievable! The outright hypocrisy of these people is astounding.

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  16. Carris Rhodes is a feminist and a loser. Has bummed around town 'doing yoga' for the past 8 years. Likely still lives with her parents. Not qualified to make a decision on anything other than what type of revealing name-brand yoga pants she will slide on every morning.

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    1. So are you bitter because you didn't get picked or just couldn't be bothered to apply and would rather take anonymous pot shots?

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    2. Anyone not on the inside is bitter that residents on the city payroll in one way or another didn't get picked.

      Aren't you, 11:25?

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    3. 12:49 PM

      "Anyone not on the inside is bitter that residents on the city payroll in one way or another didn't get picked."

      This doesn't make sense. Are you saying as an outsider, I should be bitter because someone who is on the city payroll didn't get selected? I'm not following your logic.

      By the way, I'm not bitter nor did I apply.

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    4. Plenty on the payroll - even if only by extension - got selected. for example, Stocks receives benefits having served more than five years. And as explained ad nauseum, Rhodes is a fine example of someone benefiting from City funds.

      But you know all that. My response is for the readers who may mistakenly think you have a point to make.

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    5. 10:26 PM

      I knew your point, at least I inferred it. It's your statement that didn't make sense. Your statement said the opposite of the point you were trying to make. I assume you meant to say, in effect, that those on the outside should be bitter that people on the payroll were selected. Touchy are we?

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    6. Carris is a stand out member of our community, and has done a lot of work via the L101 group to support the growth of business in Leucadia. She is Program Manager at L101 and is involved in our community in many other positive ways, and yes, she does yoga, like a lot of other people. Carris has a job, like most of us, so I don't know what the issue is other than jealousy or people associated with government work. She's definitely qualified, so if you don't like it, you'll have to come up with a better reason or continue to look like a complete maroon...

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  17. 12:28AM WC please take this down. Also the 2nd time a troll has bitched about a woman who happens to be active in our community and uses the word "feminist" as an insult. Who is this woman hater? A rapist?

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    1. I'm a feminist and don't believe Rhodes represents most residents. I've heard her speak on several occasions and she is in lockstep with what the city's selling.

      There is nothing to "take down" here. Rhodes may be active in Encinitas, but only to spout the city line. Folks should know about her; she's as up for grabs as a point for what's wrong with the list as Stocks.

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    2. 11:37,

      So it's okay to decry Stocks, but anyone who says an unkind word about Ms. Rhodes is a rapist who should be censored?

      That's some serious BS.

      I have no idea who she is, but the topic of this thread is the people who put their name in the hat. Public scrutiny and criticism comes with the territory when you put your name forward to represent others.

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    3. Let's not forget that Ms. R. is on the City payroll. Her personal identification as a feminist is not an important issue here.

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    4. 1:15 PM & others

      So if you volunteer you automatically are fair game? It's one thing to disagree with a selection. It's another to hurl childish ad hominem attacks at them. No wonder people are reluctant to volunteer. I will grant you that calling the poster a rapist is also a bit too far.

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    5. 3:32,

      Agree but they shouldn't be censored and called rapists.

      Over the top attacks say more about the writer than the target of the writing.

      Give readers some credit.

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    6. Rhodes is the paid, full time director of L101MA, which is directly, and indirectly, subsidized by the city. L101MA has strong influence in determining who "stakeholders" are, and they aren't residents. They have commercial development ties, with a preconceived agenda.

      Rhodes, along with the Board of Directors of L101MA act as undeclared lobbyists, pressuring Council and staff to go forward with taking away lanes from our public highway, so that realtors and developers can profit.

      Special interests expect to profit from obstructing the highway with five one-lane roundabouts at intersections with no throughway cross-streets. The plan is to declare roundabouts to be "traffic-calming" when there are no engineered studies to support that traffic calming is now needed, particularly since the speed limit was already reduced, and traffic backs up, almost daily, during peak periods. Also, existing roundabouts in Encinitas haven't been studied to determine if traffic through them is backing up, now, which it is. Rather than being traffic calming, taking away two lanes of Historic State Highway 101 would cause increased back-ups, more cut through traffic on nearby residential streets, and through a school zone, and would result in slower emergency response times, more safety issues, would limit access and egress to our local beaches.

      Disappointed that Gaspar would support Stocks for this committee. She should separate herself from him, in my opinion, although that's challenging if he's running a PAC.

      Someone should check with the FPPC to see if this would be considered a conflict, as supposedly the PACs act independently of the candidates, although that seems to be a convenient fiction to allow unlimited contributions and spending by special interests.

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    7. L101 has lost all direction under Rhodes leadership, they are more interested in music festivals than plants trees and flowers on the 101.
      The city should ELIMINATE all funding to the main street associations.

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    8. All you had to say was you don't believe main street associations that are government funded without the ad hominem attacks about someone's gender. L101 has been around a lot longer than Rhodes tenure, so deal with the process, not the person.

      As far as roundabouts, they've done a good job with traffic flow and traffic calming, but I'll leave that discussion for another time. Except to say with enough traffic, even a roundabout will back up when there's a stoplight at one end, as there is at Leucadia and 101...

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    9. And though it's more of a minor point, Carris Rhodes is not a city employee, therefore not on the city payroll. The organization she works for does receive tax dollars from the city. It's not the same thing.

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    10. 10:46,10:51- clearly you are on the Board of directors of L101. No one has attack Rhodes gender, please quote for me where that occurred. What I said is that under her leadership L101 is only interested in music festival and painting transformer boxes.
      No govt funding of mainstreet associations. Raise the capital you need to operate or go away.

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    11. Pffff.... And you're obviously a certain resident with the initials L M or whatever syudoym you now go by now. We already have heard your biased lame talking points adnausium. We know your "special interest" is to make shit up and attack good people who are successful in the community.

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    12. lm has gotten tons of indirect money from city with the accessory unit fiasco

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    13. Any option your not happy with should be taken down?

      Really?- I think not.

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    14. The city should have collected the debt owed by LM or at least kept the lean on the property.

      another Big mistake by sucker Kranz and Barth!!

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    15. How long will it be before L101 decides they need to blight the alley ways of Leucadia with murals?? Idiots!!

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  18. 1:37- How do you figure that Caris is on the City Payroll? If she is, then I agree I don't think she should be on this group. But what does she do for the City?

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    1. The L101 receives money from the City. Listen to her comments. She is their mouthpiece.

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    2. 2:40 Help me out here. So are you saying that all of the Mainstreet organizations get City money? If so, should anyone on any Mainstreet organization be on this list? I don't know the answer, just asking the question.

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    3. 2:56, yes.

      http://encinitasundercover.blogspot.com/2013/06/taxpayer-funds-buying-political-support.html

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    4. Ok. Lets throw out main streets, chamber, lagoon rep, botanic garden, schools. Ah, where are we.

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    5. We're back to a disinterested residents' working group.

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    6. 7:07- No, we would actually be back to the original purpose of this working group.

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    7. 10:01 - look up "disinterested" - if your original purpose is a true residents' group with no financial City ties/other City influence, then we are in agreement.

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    8. 3:05 PM

      So only residents should be represented? Not business owners or non-resident property owners? Does a renter have a bigger stake and voice then a business owner? Maybe limit the group to residents who own their home.

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    9. 4:21- I was my understanding that the group would be limited to property owners that lived in their homes. Can't remember where I read that, but I know I did. This group of candidates doesn't come close to representing that group of people.

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    10. You can't remember... Blissful convenience. It would be on the application if it was a requirement. It wasn't. But you know what was?

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    11. Name, contact info, community affiliation and stakeholder group affiliation? Not requirements, but presumably used to determine who would serve.

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    12. Oh for god's sake 4:21, I'd settle for SOME residents represented. Stocks on there sends all the message we need to hear to know this is yet another ERAC situation: odds stacked against residents. Throw in Rhodes and the argument for the fix being in just grows stronger.

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    13. so, by your standards, 2 out of 15 make it a sham?

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    14. Two highlighted with many others, but you know that.

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  19. #Alice Jacobson, published of the Encinitas Advocate is involved in one of the largest real estate fraud cases in California history.

    https://www.sec.gov/News/PressRelease/Detail/PressRelease/1365171484594

    http://www.sandiegoreader.com/news/2012/oct/31/citylights1-san-diegos-schooler-brothers/

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    1. Jacobson is in admin at WFP. Are you claiming she was directly involved with the fraud or merely associated with it? Big difference.

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  20. 2:47- Alice Jacobson is actually owner of the Seaside Courier. When I went to look at the links you provided I could not find anything about her.

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    1. Jacobson's bio has her being operations manager at the firm, and having worked there for decades.

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  21. I sure hope Jacobson doesn't run for Council again. I trust Dan Bauder, who wrote the Reader article, much more than I trust Western Financial Planning, or Jacbson's involvement with it.

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  22. Anyone on the board of directors or sales people of Western Financial should be sitting in jail.

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    1. From what I can tell Jacobson was neither.

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  23. Oh, hell no. All Jerome did was try and use the Swami's undercross for a photo op. The Marketing people at NCTD had to tell him to shut up, since doing a photo op before the line was shut down for work over a fall weekend wasn't going to make partners like Amtrak very happy.

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  24. $tock$ was a disaster for this town. He engineered both Gaspar and Muir to continue his servitude to the developers; now he weasels his way back into the influence chain. Hopefully Gaspar is defeated and Muir voted out - $tock$ influence needs purging.

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  25. Attention Tim Baird:

    http://www.voiceofsandiego.org/topics/education/why-poway-unified-fired-its-superintendent/?utm_source=Voice+of+San+Diego+Master+List&utm_campaign=16dd3b697c-Special+Report%3A+Why+John+Collins+Got+Fired&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_c2357fd0a3-16dd3b697c-81844849

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  26. $tock$ deserves to be sued and it is long overdue. During closed sessions he would get in Maggie's face and scream at her with spittle flying. His behavior was not a one time occurrence. He is a bully and a drunk and a mean one at that.

    That our current mayor would even consider him for a anything other than to scrap the dog poo of of her shoes is an outrage. Even that would be a stain on the pile of excrement.

    This Wednesday, let the voices be heard and remove this cretin from anything to do with our fair city. He is a disgrace and deserves the book thrown at him.

    Apparently there are others, who not only witnessed his behavior, but were also a recipient of his unwanted advances. How can this despicable low life be considered for anything other than the trash that needs to be taken out again and again? Enough.

    Shame on you Kristen and having any association with this POS will only sere to drag you down to his level. Even you don't deserve this. Wake up.

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    1. Yes, how appropriate your commentary is on $tock$! Ga$par was created out of obscurity by $tock$ and the developers' cartel - she is beholding to her mentor. Do not expect her to alienate herself from him, as she is a clone. The putridity of the small cadre that runs this town is now becoming more evident - thank God for citizen activists! Dr. Lorri should sue $tock$ - defang the beast and outrage the public.

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  27. Dr. Lorri - SUE $tock$!!! Neutralize him once and for all!!!!

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  28. Dr. Lorri- Sue $tock$ and your credibility goes way up. and you do seem to thin skinned and indecisive to be a good council person. Yes, No, Yes, No..... typical Shrink. I'm a resident and tax payer and I say sue!!

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    1. 7:23- May I just say you are an asshole. Who in the fuck cares what you want? You trash Lorri, and then you want her to sue. Why don't you do something more productive than to be such a hypocrit. Or, is that just who you are in general.

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  29. Also Gaspar-- WTF?!

    Dump $tock$ and Assream once and for all- they are soooo bad for your brand and your husbands business. Don't be associated with ignorant bad people. Its that simple.

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    1. 7:26 AM She is part and parcel of that group - you WILL see her confirm his appointment.

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  30. Ga$per owes her political career to $tock$ - she will not abandon her loyalty to him. Do not cast a vote for her for Supervisor - her career needs to end in 2016.

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  31. Hopefully Gaspar will use her horse sense and replace Stocks at the Council meeting.

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    1. "Horse sense"???? More like a different part of the horse's anatomy.

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  32. 2:41 Don't count on GASpar dumping $tock$. She dances in heels for his lowly highness.

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  33. One thing is for certain. Weds. evening's City Council meeting will be interesting. If the Council votes to leave all of the people that the consultant recommended on the list, is anyone willing to protest? Take a hard look at who is on that list. Forget Jerome Stocks for just a moment. What about the rest of them? How many have direct financial ties to the City? To me that is a conflict for many reasons. There are only a handful of what I would call "independents" on the list. The Cardiff Town Council takes no money from the City so I'm down with that. The San Elijo Lagoon needs to be protected, so I have no issue with that either. And there are a few others that have no financial ties to the city. However, many do. If the Council lets this list stand, then we can all know it's a sham and then decide how to vote in November. Blakespear is running for Mayor and so far is unopposed, although that could change between now and the filing deadline. Kranz is up for reelection, as is Muir. Gaspar is running for Supervisor. We all know Jerome is the leader of the PAC that is helping fund Gaspar and perhaps Muir. I know I will be watching, probably from home. In case you also want to watch, Cox has it on Channel 19 at 6PM.

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    1. If the San Elijo lagoon is so protected why does a Las Olas get to dump motor oil on the soil in the form of the customers parked cars??

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    2. There will be a Special Called Meeting of the Council at 5:00 pm tomorrow evening, July 13th, to approve the Rail Corridor Working Group as recommended by the consultant.

      The Regular Council Meeting will be at 6:00 pm

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    3. 6:58 would be less uptight and more happy with a beer and a taco at Las Olas.

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    4. Oops. 5:58.

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    5. Sounds like 5:01 is clearly coming down on the side of "hope someone else speaks up, it ain't gonna be me watching from my barcalounger at home."

      Stop hoping and step up.

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    6. 7:46- Maybe 5:01 already knows this is a sham and isn't going to waste an evening sitting at a stupid already rigged meeting. And, also, they changed it to 5PM? What's up with that? How many people work until 5PM? Maybe they don't want us there.

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    7. 6:57- Las Olas = tourist trap. Enjoy tourist.....

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  34. I cannot get off work and get there at 5PM. Did they change this, or was it always at 5? Does anyone else have problems getting there at 5?

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    1. Of course we all do - which the city knows full well. Classic Vina ploy still in use today.

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