Dodge picked as Watsonville's mayor; Rios wins appointment

A new City Council passed over Mayor Pro Tem Nancy Bilicich to select newly seated Councilman Daniel Dodge as the city's mayor Tuesday. Full Story
Inmates run the asylum

Alameda, CA

#1 Dec 1, 2010
Long story made short: Alejo had one last chance to crap in Watsonville's face and took it.

First, maneuvering to fill his seat with Oscar Rios, a self-avowed Marxist with a long record of ethnically divisive remarks, and no clue regarding fiscal realities.
Then throwing Vice-Mayor Nancy Bilicich under the bus to appoint Daniel Dodge mayor? Isn't he unemployed after riding a workers comp claim into the ground? And having some position with the local Central Labor Council, he used his acceptance speech to call for more union employers, and then dump on Bilicich's absence as a case of someone not getting their way and then "take their toys and leave" when she had only left the chamber temporarily because she thought the meeting was over, and returned when someone finally called it back to order. There's an obvious sign that Luis Alejo has refilled the office of mayor with someone else possessing a huge huge chip on their shoulder.
common sense centerville

AOL

#2 Dec 1, 2010
And it all comes out now that if alejo had agreed to allow all other council members the same privilege of naming their successors, there would have been no need to even involve a judge or a lawsuit. Try as they might to blame Martinez for the $40,000 cost to the city, who was it that chose the high powered, high priced attorneys from the big city? It was alejo because he wasn't confident enough with himself and the city attorney to handle the simple issue. Now it cost the city, not alejo once again, all that money for something that could have been settled so easily. The whole issue of electing a new mayor and mayor pro tempore, was settled behind closed doors between the 5 council members. Smacks of a violation of the Brown Act! They knew who they would vote for to fill those seats. The makeup of the council is now 5-2 and the attitude of the 5 is 'we are going to take over.' oscar rios promised that on a youtube video. Talk about racism and discrimination. They needed a white person and chose neighbors against Nancy Bilich to round things out. Says a lot about the new council. Watsonville is screwed once again!
Get A Clue

San Jose, CA

#3 Dec 1, 2010
common sense centerville wrote:
And it all comes out now that if alejo had agreed to allow all other council members the same privilege of naming their successors, there would have been no need to even involve a judge or a lawsuit. Try as they might to blame Martinez for the $40,000 cost to the city, who was it that chose the high powered, high priced attorneys from the big city? It was alejo because he wasn't confident enough with himself and the city attorney to handle the simple issue. Now it cost the city, not alejo once again, all that money for something that could have been settled so easily. The whole issue of electing a new mayor and mayor pro tempore, was settled behind closed doors between the 5 council members. Smacks of a violation of the Brown Act! They knew who they would vote for to fill those seats. The makeup of the council is now 5-2 and the attitude of the 5 is 'we are going to take over.' oscar rios promised that on a youtube video. Talk about racism and discrimination. They needed a white person and chose neighbors against Nancy Bilich to round things out. Says a lot about the new council. Watsonville is screwed once again!
Like the Who song says:
"Meet the new Boss, same as the old Boss."
I am sorry

Watsonville, CA

#4 Dec 1, 2010
but there is not a dam* thing you can do about it...

Between Watsonville being a Sanctuary city, California being a Democratic state, and Watsonville being an extremely high "Latino" population, no one will ever be allowed to properly run the city.

IF Martinez had won, it would simply be a case of calling the ACLU for legal backing, and ACORN for media blitz of "us poor folk."

Sorry, but you can cry foul all you want--the "champions of the poor and minority" have won again, and will only continue to do so...
I Was There

San Jose, CA

#5 Dec 1, 2010
I am sorry wrote:
but there is not a dam* thing you can do about it...
Between Watsonville being a Sanctuary city, California being a Democratic state, and Watsonville being an extremely high "Latino" population, no one will ever be allowed to properly run the city.
IF Martinez had won, it would simply be a case of calling the ACLU for legal backing, and ACORN for media blitz of "us poor folk."
Sorry, but you can cry foul all you want--the "champions of the poor and minority" have won again, and will only continue to do so...
I'd agree with most of what you say but ACORN filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy on November 2, 2010. They are no more.

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