COM men's soccer: 2008 roster

COM men's soccer: 2008 roster

There are 22 comments on the Marin Independent Journal story from May 24, 2010, titled COM men's soccer: 2008 roster. In it, Marin Independent Journal reports that:

MOST VOTERS don't spend much time worrying about who is representing them on their local sewer board.

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San Rafael, CA

#1 May 24, 2010
Vote Rick Holland. He is articulate and understands the problems. Any incumbent in this particular race is a liability. They mouth off the same story as their boss. Being a chair of a Planning Commission does not come near to what mental armor and bayonet you will need working with the RVSD Board. Mr. DelSanto does not appear to be a collaborative thinker. He was the chief- if he's not the chief on this board he'll be dead wood. I like Bernie, but don't think he is cut out for the mayhem and corkscrew thinking of this Board. Heaven help us all.
Say No

United States

#2 May 24, 2010
Until or unless there is ever a majority change on that RSVD Board, all you can expect is... MORE OF THE SAME! Consolidation is not the answer either!
Of Course

Concord, CA

#3 May 24, 2010
This board will be bankrupt soon despite the fact they have raised taxes through the roof on an unsuspecting public. Vote all of these foolish incumbents OUT. There are not many people on this earth dumber and more irresponsible with your money than Pat Guasco.Any member running with the support of BRUCE BAUM is a complete stooge and puppet.
Fat Elvis

Grass Valley, CA

#5 May 24, 2010
Oh great, the same Del Santo who got FIRED as chief along with his brother years ago for various issues including calling citizens of San Anselmo racist names?
Do some research on the candidates next time Marin IJ !!!

Madera, CA

#6 May 25, 2010
The rate payers of Ross Valley would be fortunate to keep Pat Guasco and Peter Sullivan at the Board. These two men are honest and hard working. More than that they will continue to serve Ross Valley well by making sure the sewage stays in the pipes. I know each of these men and can't think of better representatives for our community.
No Background Research

United States

#7 May 25, 2010
It is a shame the IJ failed to mention these allegations against Del Santo when he was police chief:

Del Santo was accused of making sexist and racist remarks to City employees!
Do Some Research Marin IJ

San Rafael, CA

#8 May 25, 2010
Here are a few articles on the bad Chief Del Santo

MARIN COUNTY / Hearing to Decide Fate Of Police Chief's Job
June 22, 1999
San Anselmo -- San Anselmo's town administrator has scheduled a closed-door meeting on June 30 to decide whether to fire Police Chief Bernard Del Santo for allegedly presiding over a sexually hostile work environment. If terminated the longtime police chief plans to ask for a public appeal hearing before the Town Council. Del Santo was placed on administrative leave on May 29 after a female dispatcher complained that he was verbally abusive. The chief at first apologized for his conduct and agreed to resign.

Another Article:
June 09, 1999 San Anselmo -- The San Anselmo Town Council for five hours yesterday negotiated the forced retirement of Police Chief Bernard Del Santo, effective Jan. 1, 2000.

Investigators found that Del Santo, who has been on the force for 37 years, had engaged in a "long-standing pattern of verbally inappropriate behavior, including the use of obscenities, sexually derogatory and racially offensive remarks" that intimidated some employees and disrupted the workforce.

Del Santo will remain on paid administrative leave until his retirement. He told reporters the council had raised his salary.
Say No

United States

#9 May 25, 2010
Norman wrote:
The rate payers of Ross Valley would be fortunate to keep Pat Guasco and Peter Sullivan at the Board. These two men are honest and hard working. More than that they will continue to serve Ross Valley well by making sure the sewage stays in the pipes. I know each of these men and can't think of better representatives for our community.
Obviousley Norman, you're just one of their Stooges. Guasco & Sullivan are honest and hard working? No they're not and they're hard working at what? The rest of you are correct. Bernie would fit right in (LOL). Holland would just add to the disfunction and ineffectiveness. He would also be as effective as Vanni was. When you're out-numbered 4-1, What's the point? This RVSD Board can not continue. At some point, RVSD will all come crashing down and ofcourse, it will be the prior administration's fault, as always. For there to be any positive hope for the future of the Ross Vally Sanitary District, all of these people have to be gone!
K Pasa

United States

#10 May 25, 2010
Time to clean house with three new members. This is the only way to right RVSD. With Brown and Johnson on board they are the "Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum" marionetts of that vocal audience citizen. So putting Guasco / Sullivan back on will continue the RVSD dysfunctional ways. Time to put Guasco and Sullivan on the curb and elect three new members. Right now all RVSD (excempt Vanni) does is just rubber stamp their GM and the budget is taking a licking and no pipes are being replaced. Time for a full scale change
who knew

Concord, CA

#11 May 25, 2010
That Bruce Baum has control of the board and he is pulling all the strings. If the IJ really did their job they would expose truly the mess the board and the district rate payers are in. There is no pipe being laid, lawsuits that they won't win,a complete mismanagement of the staff and a GM that should be thrown in jail for malfeasance. What about those long term employee contracts and huge built in raises each year for six years Guasco? How could you have supported that? How could Sullivan supported that? Criminals each and every one of them. I wonder what the reason could be for such ludicrous mismanagement? Is this there way of avoiding a consolidation? Looking so bad to your neighbors you make the package as unattractive as possible. If Guasco had any balls he would answer to his constituents as to his reason for supporting these and other crazy actions by the board. You can run Pat but you can't hide. And that goes for all of those incumbents. The scandal of the decade? You better believe it.Now if only the IJ could tell the story of this tale!!Before the election!!
The Man from Lamancha

Lafayette, CA

#12 May 25, 2010
Pretty tough talk numb nuts Holland...your going down and you know it. Vanni is a crook just like you. Talk is cheap Ricky-Boy. Your a used car saleman, intent on parting out the Ross Valley Sanitary District to your new found buddies in San Rafael.
FYI Dick. I mean Ricky-Boy your a Casper Milktoast and Guasco would drop you like a bad habit!

Ricky-Boy has neither the knowledge, the acumen, nor the compassion to make an informed decision. Instead he spins a web of desception, makes a mockery of civility and respect of others. Sensationalism is his hallmark, and he wears it like a cheap suit. Get a life and get a job!

Oh, yea one more thing does your wife know what your up to Epsilon Semi-Moron? Shouldn't you be changing diapers? After all you have to earn that 4k per month she pays you some how...right?
Say No

Oakland, CA

#13 May 26, 2010
RVSD is as disfunctional as it is in part because the board themselves are managing the district. Not the management. The management exists to facilitate the the Board's destructive, evil ways. That's the way they want it. Bruce Baum (head puppiteer/Sue Brown's live-in boyfriend) is the master marionette calling most of the shots while the board themselves creates the rest of the mayhem & destruction. The manager is just figurehead/Hatchetman for the Board. He does what the board tells him to do. Otherwise, he would be gone. Currently, approximatley 66% of the entire staff is management/administrative employees (and growing) hell bent on mismanaging, hasseling, harrassing, & haranguing the rest of the employees. The District has not put any pipe in the ground for approximatley 3 years! why not? The one project they were going to do this year has been cancelled. What are they doing with all those people and what do they do? With a current annaual budjet of 23 million dallars, where is the money going other than to real-estate, lawyers, lawsuits, & administrative/management wage increases? The reason for the SKYROCKETING sewer rates in recent years was supposed to be for new pipes that we so desperatley needed! What happened? RVSD is not doing their job. All their time, energy, and money is being spent towards growing the administrative staff, lining their pockets, & PROTECTING their KINGDOM with no consideration being given to the district and it's constituents. They are so consummed with their interests and their destruct, evil ways, they don't have time to do their jobs. Do they even remember what their purpose is, what they are there to do, and who they are actually working for?

Los Angeles, CA

#14 May 26, 2010
Guasco the Puppet

Concord, CA

#15 May 26, 2010
Pat can't answer the serious questions that taxpayers have concerning the horrible condition the district is in. Unless of course his master Baum writes it for him or tells him what to say. Come on Pat. How about a Marin Voice explaining the high rates, the lack of pipe in the ground, the lawsuits, the over payment of staff, and the bogus GM you put in place. That's a real man Pat. Quit standing behind Baums bum and tell the truth for once in your life.
screwup hiskids

Santa Maria, CA

#16 May 27, 2010
"Del Santo is well-known in the Ross Valley, having served many years as San Anselmo's police chief."

He's also know for being an uneducated, foul mouthed, corrupt good ole boy.

Corruption charge: varies by year, but look up his brothers automobile accident.
Marin I.J. needs to do their homework.

San Rafael, CA

#17 May 27, 2010
Me thinks the "Man from LaMancha" is none other then BaBy Boy Bruce Baum. I have read his nasty drivel in the past,and if this is NOT BBBB then it's a clone. Pure and simple.....say maybe it's Pat G! Wow!
Bruce Baum

Kirkland, WA

#18 May 29, 2010
Pete wrote:
Me thinks the "Man from LaMancha" is none other then BaBy Boy Bruce Baum.!
Let's be clear, Mr. Holland, any comments I make will always have my name on them. In addition, my comments are fact checked and are in the public record.

As a perpetual candidate for many offices, you fail to substantiate your assertions and mislead in order to sensationalize. Mr. Holland your campaign charges are refuted by information easily obtained in the public record.

Have the courage to identify yourself when you write.

Bruce Baum
RVSD ratepayer

San Anselmo, CA

#19 May 29, 2010
It is a pity that those who support Rick Holland have not been attendees at RVSD meetings, where Mr. Holland's obscenities and threatening behaviors have made it necessary to hire a security guard. At the May RVSD meeting, Mr. Holland was unable to remain in his seat or to behave in a manner appropriate to conduct of a public meeting. Consequently, Mr. Holland was escorted out of the meeting and off the property by the security guard.

Many of the letters above contain pet phrases used by Mr. Holland. Perhaps he needs to create a dialogue with himself as others find his diatribes distasteful and unproductive?

Who Knew

Concord, CA

#20 May 31, 2010
That the IJ refuses to write the truth about this board and it's head master Bruce Baum. What kind of journalism do you practice over there?

What is happening over there is a travesty and most likely criminal.Since nobody seems to care I guess it will continue to go on forever or at least until it's insolvent.

Check your rates and start asking questions on what this board is getting away with.

IJ-- do your job.

San Jose, CA

#21 Jun 7, 2010
Lets get out the vote Tue. for Peter Sullivan, Pat Guasco, and Pam Meigs.

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