I support Joey and Jeri

I support Joey and Jeri

There are 44 comments on the Lake County Record-Bee story from Oct 14, 2010, titled I support Joey and Jeri. In it, Lake County Record-Bee reports that:

With no less than nine candidates competing for two open seats on the Clearlake City Council, the political waters have been murky but after a couple of months of campaigning and three candidate forums a clear picture is starting to emerge.

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Clearlakesince86

Clearlake, CA

#1 Oct 15, 2010
You are absurd Victoria! First of all, isn't it a HUGE conflict of interest for Jerri Spittler to use as a platform "redeveloping Lakeshore Dr." when she should not even vote on such matters? You see, Jerri Spittler owns Girlfriends Beauty Salon, which is smack dab in the middle of Lakeshore Dr. Geez, wonder if it is in her best interest to put city dollars into Lakeshore or the airport project... I agree, in addition to developing the airport property we need to put some money into curb, gutters, sidewalks and lighting on Lakeshore. But please, let's get it done the right way. Not council members with their own agendas. Oh, and by the way... Jerri also endorses that great smell of marijuana as you drive down Lakeshore. Yup, she is pro marijuana stores on Lakeshore too.
Clearlakesince86

Clearlake, CA

#2 Oct 15, 2010
And Joey Luiz? Almost identical as Jerri. One great thing about Joey though, he is willing to invest in our youth. And I trust him when he says that. Jerri says it too, but frankly, I don't trust he as far as I could throw a ball of blue / green algae. If we are going to use this form to endorse candidates, I say vote for Frank Taylor ONLY. He is not like the current council and is not afraid to disagree or voice his opinion. He stands for the people. Another one to stay FAR away from... Estella Creel. She is just a cold, mean and heartless soul. And that just begins to describe her.
Clearlake resident

Clearlake, CA

#3 Oct 15, 2010
There you have it folks. If you want sierra club shills on the city council, listen to Victoria.
The number one problem around Clearlake is a lack of jobs, commerce, and disposable income.
Unemployment is 25-30%. Renovating Lakeshore Drive will not cure the problem. Citizens will continue to remain out of work and poor.
We need to elect pro-growth, pro-jobs candidates.
Bill Perkins has my vote. Sholtz would be my second choice.
Glenn Goodman

Watsonville, CA

#6 Oct 15, 2010
The history of Clearlake reads as a long list of horrible pro-development decisions, most of which Lake county and Clearlake will never recover from. Developers make bad civic planners. They only care about their own wealth, and leave us to forever deal with the consequences.

Right now the developers have Dale Nieman, who essentially works for them, and three votes on the council they can depend on - one retiring. The people of Clearlake have two votes they can count on - one retiring.

That means that the developers only need to win one race. If any one of the pro-development candidates wins, developers will retain control over the council, and Dale can continue to make their dreams come true, at our expense.

If the people of Clearlake want control of the council, they need to win both seats. Joey Luiz and Jerri Spittler are the front running candidates who would represent the people of Clearlake,

The City of Clearlake is being run as a welfare office for wealthy out of county and even out of country developers. Unless the people win two seats, developers will continue to play us all for fools, while amassing their fortunes, and Clearlake and Lake County, will continue to suffer the consequences.
Robert Schaerges

Davis, CA

#8 Oct 15, 2010
Glenn Goodman wrote:
The history of Clearlake reads as a long list of horrible pro-development decisions, most of which Lake county and Clearlake will never recover from. Developers make bad civic planners. They only care about their own wealth, and leave us to forever deal with the consequences.
Right now the developers have Dale Nieman, who essentially works for them, and three votes on the council they can depend on - one retiring. The people of Clearlake have two votes they can count on - one retiring.
That means that the developers only need to win one race. If any one of the pro-development candidates wins, developers will retain control over the council, and Dale can continue to make their dreams come true, at our expense.
If the people of Clearlake want control of the council, they need to win both seats. Joey Luiz and Jerri Spittler are the front running candidates who would represent the people of Clearlake,
The City of Clearlake is being run as a welfare office for wealthy out of county and even out of country developers. Unless the people win two seats, developers will continue to play us all for fools, while amassing their fortunes, and Clearlake and Lake County, will continue to suffer the consequences.
Well put Glenn, I completely agree
Glenn Goodman

Watsonville, CA

#9 Oct 15, 2010
No way wrote:
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Big bad employers, who needs them?
Kick them all out of town, we will all work for Glenn, ok?
BTW, I want a living wage.$25.00 per hour will do. Thanks Glenn.
Why don't you go ask Wal-Mart for your $25 an hour. If Lowes comes here, you could also ask them, but get in line quick before the workers from the stores they will put out of business discover why they charge a little less for some things. It's because they pay fewer people, less money. Then go down to City hall and ask where they have invested the increased tax revenues from Wal-Mart. There were none. People simply spent the money that had supported local businesses, at Wal-Mart, and a far greater percentage of it left the county.

Those of you who feel that corporate America is going to save us from the mess we are in, need to realize that corporate America IS the mess we are in. During the great Depression corporate America took the wealth created by American labor and invested it in Nazi Germany ( see the article; Profits Ubber Alles, available on the web.) They have never had our interests at heart, and have destroyed communities everywhere that believed their lies.

Stop believing in their lies. We should start building our own community rather then running to the same thieves over and over with the same results.
Clearlake Highlands 1965

Clearlake, CA

#10 Oct 15, 2010
I have lived in this same area for 45 years now and have the privledge to work in this county the whole time. I vote in this community and shop in this community and have given much of my free time to this community. I have raised 4 children and they are all good citizens and members of our community. The only vote that makes sense for the City is on for candidates Perkins and Scholz. I believe that they will make the necessary decisions that we need to get our local economy on track. Ms. Brandon lives in Lower Lake so her input on this topic could only be catorgized as sticking her nose in where it does not belong. She can not even vote for her "choices"! Her affiliation with the Sierra Club only further clouds the issue as she obviously has a reason for back candidates who agree with her side of the law suit. Stay in Lower Lake Ms. Brandon and leave the management of this city to those of us who reside here.
Philip Murphy

United States

#11 Oct 15, 2010
Clearlake Highlands 1965 wrote:
I have lived in this same area for 45 years now and have the privledge to work in this county the whole time. I vote in this community and shop in this community and have given much of my free time to this community. I have raised 4 children and they are all good citizens and members of our community. The only vote that makes sense for the City is on for candidates Perkins and Scholz. I believe that they will make the necessary decisions that we need to get our local economy on track. Ms. Brandon lives in Lower Lake so her input on this topic could only be catorgized as sticking her nose in where it does not belong. She can not even vote for her "choices"! Her affiliation with the Sierra Club only further clouds the issue as she obviously has a reason for back candidates who agree with her side of the law suit. Stay in Lower Lake Ms. Brandon and leave the management of this city to those of us who reside here.
Victoria lived in the city of Clearlake for many years and knows more about the city including it's government than 99.9% of the people who live there, her opinion is based on that impressive base of knowledge and anyone who discounts it is either uninformed or biased-or both!

people like yourself who support the lowes project are incapable of learning from past mistakes and are intent on repeating them-the facts speak for themselves. Jim and bill being elected just means dale will be running the city and we all know how bad that would be as he's already done a lot of damage and is probably the least respected person in all local government-we need more of that?
Clearlake Highlands 1965

Clearlake, CA

#12 Oct 15, 2010
Phil Murphy lives on his farm in Finley and sleeps with Ms. Brandon so we know where his loyalty lies!(Pun intended) Once again he speaks of outsiders knowing more than the poor dumb residents of the City! Phil, you go jump in bed ala Lennon/Ono style with Ms. Brandon and just wait for Peace to come! Leave the running of the City of Clearlake to the 13,000+ folks who actually live inside the limits and can actually vote on this matter! Your opinions are like trains, wait 30 seconds and you'll have another on a different subject. How'd you get to be so smart about everthing that ever gets reported on in this county?
Vote Perkins_Scholz

Clearlake, CA

#13 Oct 15, 2010
The right vote for this City is a vote for Perkins and Scholz! Let's get the City of Clearlake back on the economic tracks and move forward leaving Brandon and Murphy in our dust!
Clearlakesince86

Clearlake, CA

#15 Oct 15, 2010
If the businesses on Lakeshore would put out a little of their own money to make their store front appealing, then maybe people wouldn't be scared to go into some of these hole in the wall places and they would start making money. It is not MINE OR YOUR responsibility to make their places more appealing so they get more business. It is about time people are responsible for themselves and their business and obligations.

Since: Jul 10

San Francisco, CA

#16 Oct 15, 2010
Pro growth means no more trees, meadows, etc. The criminals will be richer, better educated, and rob you for way more than the ones that are here on the streets are getting. Pave it all! Then die from the air pollution, noise pollution, and all. For those who want growth, move the F back to the bay area and leave some nature for those who love it.
Philip Murphy

United States

#18 Oct 15, 2010
Vote Perkins_Scholz wrote:
The right vote for this City is a vote for Perkins and Scholz! Let's get the City of Clearlake back on the economic tracks and move forward leaving Brandon and Murphy in our dust!
yeah, yeah, we've heard it all before, walmart would save Clearlake instead of suck the life out of Lakeshore drive and we all know how well that's going.
just forget the merchants on lakeshore, let a handful of national chains run your town, along with a city administrator who you have to pay over $1,000 per month just to drive to work-this is Bill and Jim's pal dale.
There you have it folks, you can vote for the two candidates that support the local business community or the two that want to kill local businesses and support dale and big corporations with your tax money.
No way

Clearlake, CA

#19 Oct 15, 2010
Clearlake's median income is a miserable 20k per year.

It is that low because so many folks are out of work, on welfare, or work for low wages.

Dumping redevelopement money on Lakeshore drive will not improve the low median income, nor will it put disposable income in people pockets.

A few more tourists may visit the downtown after a face lift, but businesses will starve through the off season if the year around population does not have disposable income.

Lakeshore Drive redevelopemnt absent a working populace would be a waste of money. Any new downtown businesses will eventually fail.

I will support the candidates that want to bring commerce and jobs to Clearlake. Candidates who want to work toward creating jobs and will consider work on Lakeshore Drive at the same time.
We can have the best of both worlds.

Perkins and Sholtz will get my vote

Since: Jun 10

Lower Lake

#20 Oct 15, 2010
Glenn Goodman wrote:
The history of Clearlake reads as a long list of horrible pro-development decisions, most of which Lake county and Clearlake will never recover from. Developers ... only care about their own wealth, and leave us to forever deal with the consequences.

Right now the developers have Dale Nieman, who essentially works for them, and three votes on the council they can depend on ... If any one of the pro-development candidates wins, developers will retain control over the council, and Dale can continue to make their dreams come true, at our expense.

If the people of Clearlake want control of the council, they need to win both seats. Joey Luiz and Jerri Spittler are the front running candidates who would represent the people ... The City of Clearlake is being run as a welfare office for wealthy out of county and even out of country developers. Unless the people win two seats, developers will continue to play us all for fools, while amassing their fortunes, and Clearlake and Lake County, will continue to suffer the consequences.
Wow, very well said, Glenn. The intelligent, progressive, anti-Neiman, anti-rampant development, pro-downtown-Lakeshore Drive, Pro-entertainment (eg., Silk's), pro reasonable regulation of the dispensaries Vote should go with Jeri Spittman and Joey Luiz.

Joey and Jeri will join with Joyce Overton to form an intelligent majority intent on improving the City, avoiding bankruptcy and bringing county residents and tourists to Clearlake. And, they will tell Neiman what to do, or where to go, rather than Neiman telling them what to do.

I do not live in Clearlake, but I used to live and work there, and I am there often for shopping, eating and playing, as well as occasional trips to the city council and planning commission meetings. I know many of the candidates, and clearly the best two are Jeri Spittler and Joey Luiz, who will not be controlled by the out-of-county corporate developers or the out of county City Administrator Neiman.
SmartVoter

Orinda, CA

#21 Oct 15, 2010
Glen -
It was too bad you did not attended the Clealake City Council meetings, when Joey Luiz was boardmember or president of the Clearlake Chamber of Commerce. If you had been there you would have seen your candidate of choice Joey Luiz accompanied by Lori Peters asking the city council for financial hand-outs for the Chamber of Commerce.

By the way are you aware that Joey was either a officer or boardmember when Mayor Judy Thien gave the chamber $20K of redevelopment funds to perform a Economic Feasiblity Study for the city of clearlake when there wasn't any RDA projects and after several months his little group decided they weren't qualified to perform such a task and kept the $20K of RDA funds and never paid it back to the Redevelopment Agency.

Did you know Glen! that the City of Clearlake gives the Chamber which Joey is a member; free use of of a portion of the Highlands Senior Center; city picks up the expenses for their water and electrical uses and maintenance cost; when the Highlands Seniors have to pay the city approx $1600 plus to operate. The seniors don't get any freebees from the city. Now it is somewhat apparent they your candidate Joey Luiz has his priorities confused, not mention his who is really represents!

Now Glen when you add up the financial hand-outs that the city gives to the Clearlake Chamber of Commerce each year and all of the 'free-bees' guest how much money that comes too. Approx.$55K when there hasn't been a RDA project or much of any other type of Commerce in this city other for a number of years.
That is an awful big expediture to advertise 'Worm Races,(One) sponsored Car Show by the Clearlake Chamber and the Bass Tournaments that little Joey's group takes credit for - the free use of the Senior Center for their Chamber Bass Tourneys dinners...so Glen ask yourself where is Joey's real loyalities lie - Is it with the people of this city?, with the status-quo? or do you think your candidate should seek to encourge the Clearlake Chamber to return the 20K of RDA funds they kept? How many actual Pro fising tourneyments did Joey Luiz and the Chamber of Commerce invest in the last 5 years to bring some income and jobs to the city of clearlake - "Zero"

Don't forget Glen, again had you attended the city council meetings you would have heard Mayor Thien state on a number of occasions that "Chamber is an Arm of the City". Ask your candidate Joey - does he think it was appropriate expediture for under his group to accept RDA funds for many years when city never had a 'PROJECT'?

Hey Glen - Why don't ya tell us folks down here in broke town why you are really endorseing Joey and Jeri when you don't have a dog in this race....or Do ya? Since I know you are not supporting the other two village idiots - Scholz and Perkins Dale Nieman's clones but maybe you may find them attractive also.
Heydude

Orinda, CA

#25 Oct 16, 2010
Philadelphia Lawyer wrote:
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Wow, very well said, Glenn. The intelligent, progressive, anti-Neiman, anti-rampant development, pro-downtown-Lakeshore Drive, Pro-entertainment (eg., Silk's), pro reasonable regulation of the dispensaries Vote should go with Jeri Spittman and Joey Luiz.
Joey and Jeri will join with Joyce Overton to form an intelligent majority intent on improving the City, avoiding bankruptcy and bringing county residents and tourists to Clearlake. And, they will tell Neiman what to do, or where to go, rather than Neiman telling them what to do.
I do not live in Clearlake, but I used to live and work there, and I am there often for shopping, eating and playing, as well as occasional trips to the city council and planning commission meetings. I know many of the candidates, and clearly the best two are Jeri Spittler and Joey Luiz, who will not be controlled by the out-of-county corporate developers or the out of county City Administrator Neiman.
You right! you don't live here - So what business is it of yours who people of clearlake elect to represent them? Whats in it for you Philadelphia Lawyer?
Heydude

Orinda, CA

#26 Oct 16, 2010
Philip Murphy wrote:
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OK, so who's a better option Frank? LOL!
Better option is Victoria, Glen, You, Philadephia Lawyer mind your own business Murphy. Don't yall have enough b.s. going on in the county government with your own public officials messing chit up for everyone else. Frank in my opinion is exsentic old man who thinks Dale Nieman is Emperor of Rome and like Scholz/Perkins will do nothing but take this city into the Abyss if either of them get elected. The other candidates who ever get elected will find that Joyce Overton will vote with Judy & Curt and that is a fact!

Joyce looks out for Joyce's interests, her voting track record speaks for itself on critical city issues. She was one who signed for that 17 million dollar Bond city had to get to pay off past debts of misapproriating RDA funds into General Fund and Clearlake Housing Now Lawsuit which city transfered balance to RDA is reason they have money now in that fund to give to greedy damn developers for Lowe's Airport infrastructures and pay Dale Nieman his administrative fleasing fees.

Alternative Murphy is to fire Nieman, Chief, Engineer and over paid city officials - Joey will not commit to during that!!!
On other hand Nieman's position should Spittler get elected is quite different. She will not hestitate to fire all of them if she can get some help...lol Joey need his own ideas instead of pleasurizing those of Denise Rushing; Vitoria Brandon; SC and anyone else who thinks they can run this city from their arm-chair politics.

Personally I don't want 'Team-Player' Council people deciding Jack in my best interest. An independent 'Thinker person' who will not sell my azz as a citizen, property owner to the highest bidder placing unreasonable indebtness upon us all down here in city of clearlake is not representation - I have another name for those who aspire to do such chit and reserve the right to not use it in this medium, lol
Philip Murphy

United States

#27 Oct 16, 2010
Heydude wrote:
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You right! you don't live here - So what business is it of yours who people of clearlake elect to represent them? Whats in it for you Philadelphia Lawyer?
because what the city does can affect the rest of the county, like if the lowes project goes in there will be a HUGE impact on local businesses inside and outside the city limits-just like there was when walmart went in.
Clearlake can hold Lake County back or move it forward, if jeri and Joey are elected we will see progress in the right direction, if Jim and Bill get in we'll see a disaster that will impact EVERY district in the county-just like walmart did.
Some people never learn from their mistakes, Bill and Jim are those kind of people, they have no common sense and they are both ready to let dale run the city instead of the council, and we all know how that will work out.
No way

Clearlake, CA

#30 Oct 16, 2010
Heydude wrote:
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Muphy - Let see if you can retool your thinking a bit! You don't think what the County do not affect the bottom line down here in clearlake with developments they allow to go in?
I never hear you bitchiting about how the City of Clearlake could be financially impacted,lol.
Do you not think your opinions are a little bias in this regard! Joey & Jeri can't do chit by themselves but become apart of the Vaccummn politicians like Roy Simons has become. If you counting on Overton you got a rude awakening coming! Joey don't not have the political experience to address critical issues that is now facing city on blink of disaster in my opinon.
No more trouble making sierra club shills like Roy.

Perkins and Sholz for a more prosperous City.

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