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Hannigan in it for long haul
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In a few weeks Vallejo voters will be able to have their voices heard in selecting a candidate to the Solano County Board of Supervisors. I have talked with several people that have no idea how important this position is and why it is critical that we have a committed and courageous representative of Vallejo in this important position. It doesn't really matter what your "pet peeve" is -- almost all of our issues are impacted by the decisions made at this important level of local government.

I have many concerns:

Do you realize that at one time Vallejo was known as "the pearl" of Solano County? It was "the place" to live when deciding between Benicia and Vallejo! Years of under representation have bogged us down with tremendous need for our residents, coupled with inadequate finances.

We have failed to properly educate our children. We have repeatedly missed opportunities for economic development. Many of our residents have no health care.

An estimated 61 percent of us commute out of town to jobs (there are none in Vallejo) where we eat out, do most of our shopping and run our errands (buy gas, visit the nail/hair salon, get the car serviced, go to the dry cleaners, access health care, make large purchases like cars and appliances, etc.). This is money spent outside our city, and the tax we pay on these services stays in the city where we spent the money (not Vallejo). This is because we do not have jobs in Vallejo.

Erin Hannigan is in this race to win, and she's in it for the long haul. She has spent years working on various projects centered on Vallejo's needs. Along the way she has made tough (often unpopular) decisions that have made a difference. Her primary focus is jobs, safety and education.

For 23 years she has been active in Vallejo communities. Currently she is the only Vallejo representative at the table discussing the prison reform and the impact it will have on our city.

Our city council members, acting like a high school clique, decided to back Ms. Meissner in the June election, and our current representative Ms. Kondylis did the same. When Ms. Meissner did not get into the runoff for this election, she endorsed Mr. Intintoli. I'm sure he is a good man, and has concerns about Vallejo. But where has he been since leaving office as Mayor of Vallejo? And where is Barbara?

I hope you'll join me in supporting Ms. Hannigan for this important job. She is a strong advocate for Vallejo, has excellent leadership skills and is unafraid of making tough decisions, as demonstrated in the recent bankruptcy debacle. More importantly, she has identified opportunities for Vallejo that will depend on our representative's ability to advocate for our community at the Board of Supervisors.

This is not a popularity contest, as some would have you believe. There is important work to be done; we'd better have someone in that position that understands the tough road ahead of us, is unafraid and will have the respect of her peers. I have no doubt that Erin is the best qualified for Supervisor of District 1.

Linda Cook
Vallejo
Jim in SF

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I agree Linda. I've run into Erin at board meetings after hours on her own time but Toni? Toni who? Haven't seen him since he was sitting on the dais running the ship of Vallejo onto the rocks.
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"Along the way she has made tough (often unpopular) decisions ..."

Unpopular because they served her Special Interest Groups and not everyday Vallejoans - it must be a 'tough' sell for Erin to think that giving away our Waterfront for $1 was in the best interests of our community.

Not buying what your selling here Linda ... Erin may be a hard worker, and IF she is, she is NOT working for us.

Tony Intintoli will represent our needs and not pay off Erin's special interest debts.

People get this and Erin will once again lose to Tony ... this time it will not even be close. Voters are simply tired of Erin's votes that are always against our best interests.

As they say ... follow the money and you'll see how and why Erin votes the way she does. She should be ashamed of herself.
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Take that crap and spew it over at VIB. Intintoli is a was been. He's toast just like Miessner.
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I can hardly wait for the November election. Hannigan will be Pam Pittsed spending $100,000 much of which was donated by unions and still losing.

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I'd rather vote for Hannigan than Intintoli, the idiot mayor who led Vallejo to bankruptcy. No other option but to choose the LESSER of TWO EVILS.
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Erin Hannigan was already planning her Supervisor run when she was still running for City Council. She left her job to run for Supervisor because she knew that the State Farm office she "brought" to Vallejo would soon be closing.

When the waterfront plan was up for vote, her comment was "I don't really know what's in this" but she voted for it anyway.

She operates like an opportunist and one out to serve her own best interests.
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But as compared to Intintoli, Hannigan is an angel. There are only two choices, both of them rotten, so make sure to pick the one with the least fishy smell.
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Intintoli is not being endorsed or funded by unions puts him passing the stink test better than the union bought and endorsed Hannigan.
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The other side of the coin says an endorsement is a vote of confidence so Hannigan is favored and this will add to her campaign funds thus giving her an edge to win.
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Gringo Tonto wrote:
The other side of the coin says an endorsement is a vote of confidence so Hannigan is favored and this will add to her campaign funds thus giving her an edge to win.
How quickly you forget Pamela Pitts, funded twice as much as any Mayoral candidate, endorsed by the unions third runner up.

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Anonymous wrote:
Erin Hannigan was already planning her Supervisor run when she was still running for City Council. She left her job to run for Supervisor because she knew that the State Farm office she "brought" to Vallejo would soon be closing.
When the waterfront plan was up for vote, her comment was "I don't really know what's in this" but she voted for it anyway.
She operates like an opportunist and one out to serve her own best interests.
And had Kondylis announced that she was not running prior to the council race, Erin wouldn't have ran for Council. She purposely waited until after teh election because she knew Erin would run for it, and Barbara wanted it to go to Stephanie, but then Stephanie couldn't run so she pushed Meisner into running.

Kondylis and company are backing Intintoli in hopes that he will only serve long enough to spike his PERS retirement and then step down at the end of his term. This will let Kondylis attempt to get Meisner in again.

As far as the Waterfront is concerned - that was gonna be shot down from the beginning because Stephanie/Marti and the Waterfront coalition didn't want it. It didn't matter what Erin, the planning commission, the Chamber, or the Public wanted.
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sammie the enraged -t-urd wrote:
Intintoli is not being endorsed or funded by unions puts him passing the stink test better than the union bought and endorsed Hannigan.
So, the fact that Tony is running only for his increased retirement is OK with you? Do you have any idea what that 4 years at $100K+ will do to his PERS? He will be quadrupling his PERS (or more).

Tony does not say one thing about why he wants to be Supervisor, or what he plans to do for us. Can you name ANYTHING that Tony wants to do, or what he wants done?
sammie the enraged -t-urd

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So, the fact that Tony is running only for his increased retirement is OK with you? Do you have any idea what that 4 years at $100K+ will do to his PERS? He will be quadrupling his PERS (or more).
Tony does not say one thing about why he wants to be Supervisor, or what he plans to do for us. Can you name ANYTHING that Tony wants to do, or what he wants done?
And you know Intintoli's intention for a fact or is this just speculation. If it is a fact name your source. Hannigan has done nothing for the people of Vallejo, but to the contrary has been very good to union workers at the expense of taxpayers. Hannigan supported the one percent tax hike and handed out raises during bankruptcy. In fact I cannot think of a single reason to vote for Hannigan,,,can you?

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sammie the enraged -t-urd wrote:
<quoted text>How quickly you forget Pamela Pitts, funded twice as much as any Mayoral candidate, endorsed by the unions third runner up.
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Yeah but that was the elimination round, now we only have two choices and the union has endorsed the better candidate, IMO.
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sammie the enraged -t-urd wrote:
<quoted text>And you know Intintoli's intention for a fact or is this just speculation. If it is a fact name your source. Hannigan has done nothing for the people of Vallejo, but to the contrary has been very good to union workers at the expense of taxpayers. Hannigan supported the one percent tax hike and handed out raises during bankruptcy. In fact I cannot think of a single reason to vote for Hannigan,,,can you?
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VIB fears her
sammie the enraged -t-urd

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For union members Hannigan is a good candidate, she will give them raises and support tax hikes to pay for them just like she did on the Vallejo Council.

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Erin Hannigan has done absolutely nothing to deserve a promotion. If she is the best candidate for a County Supervisor job then the entire system is falling apart.

Erin deserves an "F" for her efforts and not because of her lack of accomplishments - but because of all the long-term damage she's done to Vallejo. I don't have any personal issue with this candidate but I do think she's been a very sub-par council member that is confused about who she's supposed to be representing.

Erin Hannigan may be a nice woman, good neighbor, good mom, and good friend to many people - but she is a bad politician and a lousy representative of taxpayers.
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VIB fears her
Yes, Erin tenacious and she has strong daughters. Formidable opponents.
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Given that many do not like either choice, the question becomes "who will do the greatest damage to District 1, including the downtown, in Vallejo?
Hannigan has indeed voted for union raises in Bankruptcy and to raise the sales tax. Intintoli has voted for union raises leading us into Bankruptcy. That's a draw. County supervisors have autority over how much and where to spend social program money. Intintoli lead the charge to bring to Vallejo in general,and the district 1 area downtown area in particular, the beneficaries of all that social program money. What the position of Hannigan is on this we do not know. Absent further commitments on the individual's position on the how, why, where, and who of receiving social welfare money for programs in District 1, at this point the nod goes to Hannigan.Should be good specific questions in this area for the "debates". Let's hope they both come out swinging with hard solid positions. Those of us who are "undecided" and/or unaligned, would like to know.

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