Monday, August 22, 2022

Morris sought Democratic Party endorsement, promised to give Democrats priority for all city commissions

Locals were amused in July when it was revealed that mayoral candidate Jeff Morris, who has been publicly and vehemently opposed to current mayor Catherine Blakespear for years, had e-mailed Blakespear earlier this year proposing a political alliance.

Having apparently been spurned by Blakespear, Morris now turns to her Democratic Party for support.

From the Inbox:

another installment in the continuing saga of "Who is Jeff Morris?"  He applied for endorsement by the San Diego County Democratic Party - see attached agenda, item #8:

8. Endorsement Recommendations:
a. Encinitas Mayor – Tony Kranz, Jeff Morris

And on his application, among other things, Jeff promises his allegiance to the Democratic party, including the pledge to appoint only Dems to city boards and commissions: 

He also claims he had double the number of voters over the other candidates (who knew the vote happened already?):

This takes the cake: when the time came for Jeff to speak to the board, he was a no show.  When he should have been convincing the Party of his worthiness, he was instead busy on his police scanner saving the city:


In the Party deliberations on the endorsement, Morris was reportedly referred to as "a wacko."

Sunday, August 21, 2022

Morris blows up, accusing Cremona of being behind inflammatory flyer

From the Inbox, two purported group e-mails from Jeff Morris to the "NC3" group (apparently this group  which shared Morris' mission of shutting down the Leichtag homeless parking lot).

We haven't seen the original e-mail and can't vouch for the authenticity, but it certainly sounds in character for all parties involved. 

The e-mails are here, with background commentary interspersed in (blue parentheticals) by someone with knowledge of the situation. Apparently someone passed an inflammatory flyer around Morris' Poinsettia Park HOA, and Morris believes Cremona is behind it.

The inflammatory flyer circulated at Poinsettia Park HOA is here. The legitimate Clark Development Action Group flyer is here.

Friday, August 12, 2022

Muir out; teachers' union likely to recapture school board

From the Inbox:


The Muirs burned a lot of bridges in this town. We hear they're off to Idaho. You get a lot of house in Idaho with a $200,000 pension.

Tuesday, August 9, 2022

Happy 90th, Pat Curren!

More on Pat here.

HT: @saveencinitas

Republicans against Muir

SD Rostra:
Maureen “Mo” Muir is running for re-election to the San Dieguito Union High School District Board of Trustees. She has served on school boards for close to 12 years now. Four years ago, she ran for the California Assembly. She didn’t raise money, didn’t secure the Republican Party of San Diego County (RPSDC) endorsement, and at the 11th hour either launched or joined on to a coordinated (and baseless) attack against the GOP-endorsed candidate, Philip Graham.
We covered the Muir dirty tricks here.

Maureen's husband Mark remains the pension king of Encinitas, pulling in $202,500 a year after retiring in his 50's.