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November 08, 2017


Cathy Baylock

Big Congratulations to Ann, Michael and Ricardo!


Congratulations as well to the biggest winners of this week’s elections - City workers and Managers!

They get to do the same maddeningly mediocre and inefficient work, unfettered by having to be accountable and coddled by the same old unknowingly complicit regime.

Plus they get new millions of dollars to play with with I, again very little accountability but great in terms of padded pensions and continued complacency.


How do you support yourself BMW?
What about Home, Income,Property Taxes, Health Insurance, Car Insurance, Home Insurance, your family, education, food, commuter, energy costs, long term goals for you and your family, how many cars do you have,

The reason I am asking is that you seem to have everything needed to have a good life.
Please share.
You obviously have a lot to offer Society, me too.

Debate and Proportionate Representation is Good.

Michael and Ricardo are both uniquely friendly, smart, and well supported folks.

They are far from mediocre.

However, I don't believe that popular vote works well to represent the residents of Burlingame, because the entire city council in Burlingame (and many Bay Area cities) is so homogeneous when it comes to political ideology.

This leads to weakly debated council votes, group think (and yes, Leland Yee Syndrome http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-yee-sentence-20160223-story.html) - while the non-Democratic Party perspective gets no representation locally and nearly none on the state level.

A friend of mine who has been a big supporter of The Republican Party, The Tea Party and The Libertarian Party recently declared on Facebook that he's renouncing his Republican Party affiliation and will likely never return to it. I don't blame him, I'm a registered Independent, and I don't like being held responsible for the whims of ultra rich, spoiled and often corrupt politicians. Plus, it's downright dangerous to publicly be Republican in most of the Bay Area...just the way the Left and their associations like it.

However, as city council campaigns are supposed to be non-partisan, I'd like to see Burlingame and other city councils DISALLOW the advertising /messaging of any endorsements by any political party of any city council candidate. As the way the rules are now, it's a heavily partisan race (despite the rule against that), with a Super majority that suppresses and oppresses the minority, which is counter to the spirit of our modern country, constitution and community.

Further, if the city council race is supposed to be non-partisan, then political parties should not be allowed to contribute to candidates campaign fund.

What do you think?

Timothy Hooker

Great Job Guys

Now let us scale this beautiful City with Excellence


The catastrophe on California would indicate they don't have a clue how to do that, Timothy.

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