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June 21, 2019

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Unhappy Camper

Barking dog, here's my fresh new email address just for this: uhap160@gmail.com

Thanks in advance.


Barking Dog

According to Phil Matier in today Chronicle, Quientin Kopp filed papers to run against Wiener.

hollyroller@gmail.com

Are you sure QK is still alive?

resident

It would take someone like Kopp to knock off this little blowhard.

Unhappy Camper

Barking Dog, in case you missed my last posting from Monday, I am checking email at: uhap160@gmail.com

hollyroler@gmail.com

Come on you "Kill Joy's.
Share your Ego with us Mr. BD.....
Wooof!

Unhappy Camper

Barking Dog,
I got your email.
Thanks.

Joe

I would just love to paste this excerpt from today's Chronicle article about suburban trains (Marin's SMART and Contra Costa's Measure J) on Weiner's office door:

In Contra Costa County, the rout of Measure J marked the second time that politicians, businesses and labor leaders have tried — and failed — to pass a half-cent sales tax for transit, traffic signals and bicycle routes. That outcome, while less dramatic than the SMART train’s setback in Marin and Sonoma counties, still showed a low appetite for a new tax.

“We’re definitely against it,” said Orinda resident Judy Shallat, who was waiting with her husband for a San Francisco-bound BART train as cars and trucks roared behind them on Highway 24. They cited objections over BART’s plans to build housing around its stations, and said they want to preserve the town they “bought into 50 years ago.”

https://www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea/article/Has-the-push-to-expand-rail-into-the-Bay-Area-s-15105999.php

Joe

Here's another bit of info on our Progressive Fascist:

About three-fourths of the Legislature’s 120 seats are occupied by Democrats, which renders the Capitol’s relatively tiny band of Republicans pretty much irrelevant.

However, one Republican, Jay Obernolte of Big Bear Lake, has carved out an effective role in bolstering transparency in and accountability for countless billions of dollars in tax and bond measures that local governments either place on the ballot or issue themselves.

Several years ago, Obernolte won passage of a measure, Assembly Bill 195, that requires the ballot summaries of tax and bond proposals to include estimates of how much they would increase taxes.

Local officials intensely dislike the measure because the summaries are limited to 75 words and they prefer to use those words to extol the wonderful things the new taxes and bond funds would finance.

Almost immediately, local government lobbyists began agitating to repeal it. Last year, Sen. Scott Wiener, a San Francisco Democrat, wrote Senate Bill 268, which would have allowed local officials to shift the required tax information from ballot summaries into the voter pamphlet or another separate statement, where it would get much less attention.

SB 268 cleared both legislative houses easily, but Gov. Gavin Newsom, to his credit, vetoed it.

This year, the dogged Republican is hoping to rack up another win for accountability with Assembly Bill 2155, which would overturn a rather bizarre state 2019 Supreme Court decision on the validity of local bond issues.

On the day after Christmas, by a 6-1 margin, the court decreed that the validity of municipal bond issues may be challenged only by those directly involved in the transactions, thus freezing out civic watchdogs and other outsiders.

https://www.sacbee.com/opinion/california-forum/article242576036.html

Surprising that the SacBee editorial board let this slip out into the public.....

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