Thursday, September 8, 2016

Cardiff candidate forum Monday night

Encinitas Advocate:
With election season descending upon the city of Encinitas, tradition will hold as the Cardiff-by-the-Sea Town Council, in coordination with The League of Women Voters, is slated to host the first public election forum for Encinitas City Council and Mayoral candidates on Sept. 12.

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6 p.m. in the Ada Harris School auditorium, 1508 Windsor Road

80 comments:

  1. Ask Muir if he couldn't have made his signs BIGGER and polluted more corners of Encinitas with them.

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    1. Bigger and Muir are synonymous!

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  2. Ask 3:26 PM if the over/under on how many G and T's Barbara will have before the Forum is 6 over 5? Maybe hold the forum somewhere air-conditioned next time?

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  3. Hot news from city council agenda for Sept. 14 -

    Council to sell public works and water district property.

    On the council agenda -
    Discussion of whether to consider price and terms of the potential sale of property located at 160 Calle Magdalena, Encinitas, CA, APN 258-112-28-00. CITY NEGOTIATOR: Bob McSeveney, Management Analyst; TO NEGOTIATE WITH: Guesthouse Hotel Development, LLC - Jordan Scott.

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    1. Gotta pay those bloated pensions using the city's hard assets! DUMP MUIR - the pension hog!

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  4. First Monday Night Football, or the Encinitas candidate forum?

    Hmmmmm.

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    1. Pick football, you can see and hear the 5 elected idiots at a council meeting any time. Fools!! Idiots!! Rubes!!

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    2. Hillary Clinton demanded the debate be schedule opposite an NFL football game to likely reduce the viewers and coverage.

      "You can'take fix a rigged system by electing the people who rigged it" Donald Trump.

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    3. 10:00, You are so full of shit your eyes must be brown.

      "The final sites and dates for the debates are chosen by the CPD board of directors and announced approximately one year in advance; this allows for complete logistical preparation by the CPD and the media, and for the sites to take full advantage of debate-related curricular additions."

      http://www.debates.org/index.php?page=overview

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    4. 10:08 and you are stupid enough to elect that money grubbing hack.

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    5. Astonishing that anybody with a working brain would even consider voting for Trump.

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    6. Win or lose, Trump is the end of the Republican Party in its current incarnation.

      You cannot demonize and estrange all the groups with projected population growth in the decades to come and win. National elections will go first, then it will be harder and harder to hold Senate seats in statewide elections. All that will be left are gerrymandered house districts. Eventually, the Democrats will have enough power to redraw the house districts to break up Republican "safe seats."

      Smart establishment Republicans won't wait for that to play out. Look for them to form a new party under a new name. The Republican Party will split in two, with the greed wing on one side, and Trump will be the leader of the ignorance wing on the other. The greed wing will eventually win the battle under a new name.

      In 2036, no one alive will ever admit that they supported Trump.

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    7. 4:31- obviously talking about Hillary. She and Bubba, money grubbing hacks.

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    8. 5:59

      Perhaps you have been distracted. Mr. Trump has black supporters, like the Detroit congregation that supported his policies and welcomed his speech have last week. Mr. Trump has homosexual supporters like Twinks for Trump, Milo's Yianopulis and the operator of the Gateway Pundit, Trump has Latino supporters who held a rally for him in Irvine last week. His campaign leaders include woman and Ivannka runs his businesses.

      It seems you are the one filled with hate and intolerance. Have you alone decided that Trump supporters are not the right kind of black Hispanic, gay, Latino or female person?

      Last night in her effort to divide the country Hillary demonized Trump supporters, are they not also americans? Maybe Hillary should stop speaking to donors and start speaking with regular americans.

      Gerrymandering? Debbie Wasserman Shultz, the DNC and the Media colluded to rig the primary to benefit Hillary over Bernie. Hillary is crooked, guilty of the very activity you note ! Open your eyes.

      Very few admit they supported obama, I did. He is a loser. I also supported Bush, he too is a loser.

      What do Bush, Obama and Hillary have in common? They are globalist and put themselves and cronies first, and American familes last.

      You can't fixed a rigged system by electing the people who rigged it.

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    9. If you think Trump is doing as well or better with minorities than the losing campaigns of Romney or McCain, then your reality distortion field is very strong.

      Google Republican demographic problem.

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    10. Trump is taking votes in all demographics. Bill Clinton said America should bring in "10,000 Muslim Syrians" to re-build Detroit. All of these immigrants would require tax payer money for housing. Education and health care.

      One week later Trump spoke before a predominantly black congregation asking why should taxpayer money be spent to pay Syrian immigrants? Trump made a lot of sense for many. There is no denying Chicago, Baltimore and Detroit have been led by Democrats and they are all failed cities.

      Trump's message to homosexuals has resonated. Hillary took $30 million from Saudi and she led the
      Fall of Libya resulting in ISIS throwing gays of roofs. Trump's message to better screen immigrants from Jihadi's countries to put Americas gay community first is resonating.

      Trump has 5,000-15,000 people lining up to go to his rallies. Hillary had about 300 the other day at a Baptist convention, they had to close the curtains to make it look better- fake optics.

      You may have missed it, but Google's algorithms for search are anti-Trump. Google is open borders supporters and in bed financially with the Clinton Foundation and Obama white house. You might think of getting factual news from other sources.

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    11. Facts are anti-Trump.

      But that's okay, because he's going to come up with beautiful new facts--the best facts anyone has ever seen. Many people are saying Obama has had the worst facts in the history of America--terrible facts.

      Trump facts will be the best, but we can't talk about them right now, because our enemies can't know what our facts will be.

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  5. Paul Gaspar is hoping for a low turn-out. I wonder if his wife will be holding the cue cards?

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    1. Maybe Mikey Andreen will?

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    2. Mikey will be behind the scenes, but you can find him by following the slime trail.

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    3. Snarol for Mikey.

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    4. Paul is hoping for a low turnout of ill-mannered drunks. How 'bout everyone show up sober this time?

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    5. Paul GASpar will bullshit his way through just like his wife did.

      How are those heels working out for you, Paul?

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  6. Barbara won't let Mikey attend; besides, Monday is his regular bunco game. Come by at 8:30 PM when Tasha tries to talk Catherine down from the roof where she will be considering the jump.

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    1. Tasha "tries to talk?" You cannot shut that girl up!

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    2. Go to her web site. Tasha4encinitas take her survey and let her know you want the roads fixed not a 75 year old asbestos ridden school. Tell her to run the homeless out of Encinitas. Tell her your sick of bankrupting salaries and pensions. Tell her NO to a new city hall building.

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    3. Let us try and be generous here, shall we? Tasha is new to the States and might have some good ideas from Europe. At least hear her out.

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    4. Hear her out for four years?

      The woman is like Shaffer. She doesn't listen and thinks she's right about everything.

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    5. If Tasha is new to the States, why would we elect her to be on council? I am more comfortable electing someone who has been around here for a while.

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    6. Europe has been colonized by Islamic militants and third world muslims with no interest in assimilating. Sweden is the rape capital of the world, woman are told to die their hair brunette. In France and Belgium there are no go zones, where the islamist and sharia law rules. In Germany police are now telling german woman to wear sneakers rather than heels to run away from rapists.

      Www.thegatesofvienna.net provide a glimpse pseudo of the truth Matt Lauer and the globalist like Soros and Clinton. Have been keeping from the american public.

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    7. I go to all the countries you mentioned regularly. You don't know what you are talking about.

      Europe had way more terrorism deaths in the 80s. But it was the white guys from the IRA and ETA doing the damage, so you forgot to notice.

      It's far safer now. Your fear is misdirected from your impotence.

      https://infographic.statista.com/normal/chartoftheday_4093_people_killed_by_terrorist_attacks_in_western_europe_since_1970_n.jpg

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    8. 10:32

      I have no fear for I speak the truth. Perhaps you are blind to current day realities. I encourage you to stop living in the past and join us here in the present.

      The Islamic colonization of Europe is underway. It is led by forces seeking to destroy Europe and nations and change the cultural, historical, religious and racial make up of each nation. This is a forced effort.

      Hillary and Obama are the latest tools. The take over of Libya by Islamic jihadi's has enable Tripoli to be a launching point to flood Europe. This is forced on the Italians, Greeks, Swedes, French, Dane's and Brits.

      You ignore each fact presented as to what is going on in Europe. Native citizens are afraid and angry. Merkel just lost an election in her hometown. Marie LA Penne is on the rise in France. Why? Because their countries are being invaded by Muslim Men age 18-30. They have no skills, no jobs, no money and no desire to integrate. Who sent them? How did they get the money to come?

      The facts are these. Sweden is now the rape capital of the world and the government is telling blonde woman to die their hair brunette and not to wear skirts or heels- to placate the muslim jihadi's.

      In Germany hundreds of woman were raped and molested on New Years Eve by the invaders. In German towns Mayors are telling residents to integrate to Islam. They are directing woman not to make eye contact with the "culture enrichers", to wear sneakers to run away to prevent against rape.

      Throughout Europe there are no go zones controlled by Islamic Jihadis.

      In the UK muslim jihadi's were at last arrested but not before they spent nearly 10 years grooming white English teen age girls to become sex slaves. The Koran says these actions are not only permissble, they are encouraged- for the way to enslave the indigenous infidel is to take their woman and emasculate the men. This is fact, and it is happening in Europe as we speak-


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    9. Tasha is American and was born and raised in Southern California. She spent less than ten years in Germany.

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  7. Paul Gaspar = same bullshit; different asshole.

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    1. You ARE what you eat 7:06PM.

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  8. I used to like attending the Cardiff forums, when they were run by the Cardiff Chamber of Commerce. You used to be able to ask candidates questions, directly, if called upon. But last time I attended, we were told to ask yes or no questions!

    I, and many others think all the 101 Mainstreet Associations are basically sell-outs, because their boards of directors all lobbied against Prop A. They are all subsidized by the City, and therefore lose much of their objectivity.

    The League of Women Voters isn't all that objective in my opinion, either. I don't like their support of polices to destroy public documents, when computer storage systems, such as the Cloud, should allow us to preserve many of the public documents scheduled for disposal.

    You know what would be great? The City could call for a Special Meeting, where all the candidates could be heard. It could be noticed, with an agenda calling for public discussion in the form of questions and answers. Council members wouldn't have to be up on the dais for this special meeting, or rather, all candidates could be up on the dais. Lisa Shaffer could sit in the audience.

    The meeting would have to conform to noticing requirements of the Brown Act. The City Clerk could draw questions out of a "hat" or members of the public could ask questions, directly, from the speaker's dais.

    The City does need to be careful with these forums, because City business will be discussed, and there will be a quorum of Council Members present.

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    1. Government is run by the few with personal agendas, mainly because of electorate apathy. If there are troublesome activists, then structure the process to minimize or stifle their access to the process. Run your own stooges for office, who have sold out for the crumbs they will get from the tables of the elite (Gaspars). Encinitas is a prime example of a powerful clique running the show.

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    2. 2:17 You really need to get your rest, Lynn,

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    3. Someone may have the former Cardiff Chamber of Commerce confused with the Cardiff Town Council? In Leucadia/Encinitas, Leucadia Town Council goes along with the agenda of the Mainstreet Associations.

      Residents, including long time residents and concerned local activists are not given the same treatment, do not have the same standing, as so-called "stakeholders," many of which have "stakes" in several overlapping and inbred organizations, commissions, committees, town councils and/or associations.

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    4. "Residents, including long time residents. . ."

      Thanks for clarifying that the group "residents" includes "long time residents."

      It would have been confusing without that clarification.

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  9. I am also kind of bummed that the Cardiff forum will be like all of the others. At least we could ask direct questions. Barbara Cobb is no longer president, so this is not her doing. The new president is a nice enough guy but last year he couldn't control the crowd, so he picked a safer forum mainly so he didn't have to try and reign the crowd in. You all do realize that the Cardiff Town Council is not the same as the MainStreet organizations? They get no money from the City, but they also have no meetings and no one, except the president and maybe a few others, even know how many members there are. it is a strange group of people.

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    1. No, it's a group of strange people!

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    2. They sure act like they get money from the City.

      At least you won't have Norby visibly pocketing questions the City doesn't want to have to answer. He was always good for that.

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    3. The new un-elected, self-proclaimed "President" of the un-elected Cardiff Town Council is a supporter of high density stack and pack in Cardiff.

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    4. 9:36- And you know this how?

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  10. 10:33am, charley boy/man, crappy pappy, you need to take a hike and grow up. Your obsessive/compulsive mental condition obviously needs some fresh air. Grow up.

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    1. How's that medical marijuana helping you?? Not as strong as the stuff you grow yourself??

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    2. Nice, Marvy. Or Mikey. Take your pick, they're indistinguishable. Throw Jerome in and you've got three cozy peas in a pod. Slimy, but cozy.

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  11. This candidate forum will be rigged. No hard questions to any of the candidates. Nothing but easy "fluff" questions to the sitting council candidates. Nothing but " feel good" emotion based questions to the new candidates. No questions about the railroad, not the roads, nor the salaries and pensions. No questions about the unsafe walking conditions on roads and highways, those idiots at Paul Ecke celebrate the addition of the pick up/drop off lane, something that should have accomplished 30 years ago. Nonsense!!! Anyone if you want to ask why the city is borrowing $3M for the new lifeguard tower when we already borrowed $3M for the lifeguard tower?? No one knows?? Really?? Wow!! How pathetic is this city. I should go on but why?? The same idiots will be re-elected or new idiots elected. Bottom line they are idiots!! No matter the mayor we'll always hear how thankful the council is of the over paid and over pensioned staff....it never ends.

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    1. At least Tasha was able to get in there and get it done over at Paul Ecke when no one else did before her in the last thirty years, as you say. By the way - lotta nice folk over at Ecke trying to do good things. What action have you personally taken to improve our city with all these "idiots"?

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    2. 11:38 AM

      It really was the responsibility of the school district as the drop-off lane is on their property but the city stepped in. Nice that you think of the Ecke parents as idiots. I guess you can't give the city any credit even when they do something right.

      It's you that is pathetic.

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  12. 11:38- Here is the problem as I see it. You may be right, but there are not many candidates. Why is that? Personally, I think it is because of the scrutiny that people who engage in running for Council get. Tasha, for example, has been in this country a lot longer than you think. Catherine is an attorney, and she did change her mind on the rail trail, only to have them seriously trash her because she changed up the list of who was going to be on the committee. However, after realizing her mistake, she asked the first person. Now about 6 people have totally turned on her and are supporting Muir, Gaspar, and Graham. Gaspar, as it turns out was in on the NoRail Trial from the beginning, although no one was made aware of this when they signed the petition. He has been a "silent partner' so to speak. My point in this is he backdoor deals seem OK with him. I have no issue with Muir. And Graham I don't know, except he has aligned himself with Gaspar and Muir. And Kranz, who was for Prop.A is now against it. He betrayed his base which is not cool.I think that is all there is to chose from. If someone who cares, like Cameron, tried to run, she would get so much grief it would not be worth it. There are others who thought about running, but they don't want to hassle of this B.S. that goes on in our community. If we could have civil discourse, over the issues, and not trash someone because they are fat, ugly, talk too much, etc. perhaps we could have some decent candidates.

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    1. Others who wanted to run are, by and large, not yet retired. Running and serving take a lot of time and this is a deterrent.

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    2. If people want to run for a seat on council, they need to expect all the scrutiny that comes with it. That's all part of politics. Not saying it is right or wrong, but this is the way it has been in every election.

      If you don't have the stomach for it and are not an excellent bullshitter, better stay out of the arena. It's that simple.

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    3. New rule for 12:17: Write in paragraphs.

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    4. 1:53, reread 1:47. Fear of scrutiny has nothing to do with it for some of us. Full-time life does. This gig will simply have to wait for retirement. Look at the makeup of the current council:

      Kranz - out of work, was when he ran
      Shaffer - retired, was when she ran
      Blakespear - mom covers while she does City business
      Muir - retired, was when he ran
      Gaspar - takes off time as needed, did when she ran

      Get it now?

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    5. 6:04 That is your theory, which is not accurate for all. Your one size doesn't fit.

      Get it?

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    6. 12:17- it doesn't matter who runs or doesn't run nor the reasons why, what matters are the decisions made. Every council m Ames awful decisions, awful. How is that possible?? The law of averages says they will make a good decision now and again. But nooooo, one bad decision after another. From the staff they hire, the consultants, the roads, the over budget projects that are consistently behind schedule, it's simply not possible to be this stupid and still find ones way to the bathroom in the morning...the city should change its name to Idiocinitas. Home of the Idiots!!

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    7. Of course it matters who's on the council. Different people make different decisions. Certain people hired Vina. Certain people raised pensions 35% Certain people paid $10 million for Pacific View. Other people would have decided differently.

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    8. 10:00- at the end of every year more idiot decisions are made by idiot councils than not. You can't dispute that, and no one loses their job nor election.
      Idiocinitas- Home of the idiots.

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  13. 5:29- Not true about people losing their jobs. Lisa Rudloff, director of Parks and Rec. lost her job under Karen Brust.

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    1. And Gus Vina was eventually run out of town, even though the council members had unanimously pronounced his work "excellent."

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    2. Neither of those yahoos should have had a job working for the citizens of Encinitas. Both had well known backgrounds of failure, but both have moved on to bigger paying and more benefit jobs now haven't they?? Only in Govt can you do that.

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    3. 10:01 AM

      "And Gus Vina was eventually run out of town..."

      Prove it.

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    4. Oh, please. Vina was run out as surely as was Stocks. Or do you doubt that, too, 1:32?

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    5. 6:15 PM

      While it might be said that people here didn't make Vina feel welcome, he's from northern California and had a chance to return to the area where his family is. City managers often get grief from residents, it comes with the job. How many Encinitas city managers have been beloved? I can't think of any. Were they all run out of town? Hardly. Don't overestimate your impact.

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    6. We "didn't make him feel welcome?" That's kind of how it works when you begin immediately lying up one side and down the other. The nail in his coffin with the Council was screwing up the the Pacific View deal when he neglecting to tell the Council about the small detail that they couldn't do with it what they wanted.

      Don't overestimate the influence of your shill opinions. They paying you overtime for spouting? Or, I should say, are we the taxpayers?

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    7. 7:18 PM

      "Don't overestimate the influence of your shill opinions."

      Kettle calling the pot black? Nobody is paying me anything. You'll have to come up with another lame reason.

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  14. Tonight is the first of the candidate forums. It is in Cardiff at Ada Harris School at 6PM. Even though we don't get to actually personally ask candidates, we can submit questions to the League of Women Voters who convinced the new President of the Cardiff Town Council that this was a good idea. I think it sucks, but nevertheless, come anyway and see how it plays out. There will be people sharing why Measure T is B.S. and others will be there sharing, even though they will not be asking candidates anything. Could prove to be very interesting. If you get a chance, read Phil Graham's opinion piece in the Seaside Courier. It's just plain nasty.

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  15. 100% of those running are anti-Prop A, pro-Measure T. Vote NO on T or the pro-developer council (won't matter who gets in) will sell this town to the highest BIA bidder.

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    1. Well then, why isn't anyone running who is Pro-A or Anti-T? Nobody commenting but us chickens.

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    2. Forget A and T.

      EUniverse wants to know where they stand on sidewalk steam cleaning, mufflers, and Jewish conspiracies.

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    3. 12:19 are you pro-A, anti-T? Come on now, be honest. Assuming you're a yes to both, why aren't you running?

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    4. Hell yeah... if they are not for enforcing existing CA vehicle code and having the cops cruising the beach staring at the bikinis all day, I am against them.

      Much better than wasting all this time, money and focus on trying to solve the homeless problem in the world.

      Fricken rude straigthtpipers and the cops that don't do shit are BS.

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    5. Actually 12:19 PM, Tony Brandenburg says he is voting against T; he says that while he voted as a member of the Planning Commission to place Prop T on the Ballot for November so the voters are empowered to choose, he doesn't believe it does enough to create any affordable housing. He also couldn't understand why there wasn't any ability to make changes to At Home In Encinitas when it came before the Planning Commission in late May?

      It looks like Brandenburg is the only candidate for council that is against Prop T out of the 7 council/mayor candidates.

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  16. Paul Gasbag releases fetid lacky dog fumes tonight - anything for a buck Gaspars.

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  17. What color of heels will Paul GASpar wear tonight?

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  18. 2:20- RED, of course. Or do Republicans wear a different color? No, I think that red will do, or maybe yellow?

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