Bachofner likely to unseat Mayor Rubi...

Bachofner likely to unseat Mayor Rubio in Seaside

There are 10 comments on the Monterey County Herald story from Nov 4, 2010, titled Bachofner likely to unseat Mayor Rubio in Seaside. In it, Monterey County Herald reports that:

Seaside mayoral candidate Felix Bachofner is not ready to claim victory, even though the Monterey County Registrar of Voters believes his 104-vote lead will probably hold up.

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Susan Gayle

Seaside, CA

#1 Nov 4, 2010
On more reason I am glad I voted for Felix Bachofner. He is being such a gentleman to wait until all the votes are counted to claim his victory over Ralph Rubio. I hope the count holds in favor of Felix and we can have a new "transparent" Mayor arise in Seaside. I am so looking forward to that announcement.
Seaside Mom

Long Beach, CA

#2 Nov 4, 2010
Now the question is... does the City Manager serve at the pleasure of the Mayor? Or is Corpuz a contract employee?
Susan Gayle

Seaside, CA

#3 Nov 4, 2010
Seaside Mom wrote:
Now the question is... does the City Manager serve at the pleasure of the Mayor? Or is Corpuz a contract employee?
Tbis is what I found to be interesting. I am learning way more then I ever intended about local government and how it all works.

What is the city manager's function?

The city manager is hired to serve the Mayor and Council and the community and to bring to the local government the benefits of training and experience in administering local government projects and programs on behalf of the governing body. The manager prepares a budget for the Mayor and Council's consideration; recruits, hires, and supervises the government's staff; serves as the Mayor and Council's chief adviser; and carries out the Mayor and Council's policies. The Mayor and Council and citizens count on the manager to provide complete and objective information, pros and cons of alternatives, and long-term consequences.

Can the city manager be fired?

City managers serve at the pleasure of the Mayor and Council. They can be fired by a majority of the Mayor and Council, consistent with local laws, ordinances, or employment agreements they may have with the Mayor and Council. Control is always in the hands of the elected representatives of the people.

Now, as for a contract?? I am sure that Corpuz has some sort of "buy me out" clause if you fire me or let me go before my time is up. The City of Seaside should have never hired the guy.
Dump Him

Seaside, CA

#4 Nov 4, 2010
Susan Gayle wrote:
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Tbis is what I found to be interesting. I am learning way more then I ever intended about local government and how it all works.
What is the city manager's function?
The city manager is hired to serve the Mayor and Council and the community and to bring to the local government the benefits of training and experience in administering local government projects and programs on behalf of the governing body. The manager prepares a budget for the Mayor and Council's consideration; recruits, hires, and supervises the government's staff; serves as the Mayor and Council's chief adviser; and carries out the Mayor and Council's policies. The Mayor and Council and citizens count on the manager to provide complete and objective information, pros and cons of alternatives, and long-term consequences.
Can the city manager be fired?
City managers serve at the pleasure of the Mayor and Council. They can be fired by a majority of the Mayor and Council, consistent with local laws, ordinances, or employment agreements they may have with the Mayor and Council. Control is always in the hands of the elected representatives of the people.
Now, as for a contract?? I am sure that Corpuz has some sort of "buy me out" clause if you fire me or let me go before my time is up. The City of Seaside should have never hired the guy.
I say fire him and let him fight for his payoff. The city has no problem not honoring its contracts with all the other associations in the city. Why should this AZZ Hole be any different. Send him packing and tell him to shove his severance pay.
Phil Chris

Greenfield, CA

#5 Nov 4, 2010
As soon as Felix is officially declared mayor of Seaside, i will apply for the city manager job. I will be willing to take a 50 % cut of previously compensation for such title. Qualifications: i can balance a check book( ask my wife), i went to college, i can BS as well, maybe better that this Tacoma dude, i am a people's person. Integrity ? i have way more that him.
i also drive a german car like him. I own a couple of suits, i can speak in syllables, i am not camera shy.

What I CAN'T DO: create unnecessary manager positions, lie to the people, invente stories to fire the chief of Police, become suddently deaf and unable to hear the people crying.

I love Seaside !!!!
Wally

Madison Lake, MN

#6 Nov 4, 2010
The police chief was let go because the City leaders are corrupt!
No Clarity

Salinas, CA

#7 Nov 4, 2010
If everybody is wondering why the former police chief was released, why doesn't somebody just ask him? Why doesn't he write a book and explain it all? The problem is that regardless of how many people are wanting to know, and it sounds like a major election issue was based on citizens not knowing what happened, the City AND the former police chief signed an agreement not to say anything. So, being it's a personnel action and the City is bound by law not to reveal any information, and the former police chief signed an agreement that he would not provide any clarity, the "concerned citizens" will never know. Even the new Mayor will not be able to shed light on the subject although he ran on a "government transparency" platform. Probably the only way anybody will find out is if the former police chief sues the City for wrongful termination and then it's all revealed in open court. But that can't happen because he signed the agreement accepting the settlement. Unless there's something I missed, or something the new Mayor and Council can come up with, there it ends.
Act now

Salinas, CA

#8 Nov 4, 2010
I am so greatful to the citizens of Seaside for standing up against corruption. The people understand that we must get rid of the cancer if we want progress. Rubio and the City Manager are a deadly disease that need eradication. Great Job Seaside, get rid of them one by one..
New numbers

United States

#10 Nov 5, 2010
Well the election department has release an update as of about 3:30 today. Felix picked up 10 more votes on Rubio. Be a man Mr. Rubio and concede so the citizens can move on with real progress. After watching the interview with Mr. Rubio on the news, I now know I made the correct decision to vote for Felix. Mr. Rubio will drag this out as long as he can and will be arrogant to the end. I will say it again, BE A MAN AND CONCEDE!!!!!!! Just so you know Mr. Rubio, we are not giving anything away. We are throwing out the trash!
truther

Seaside, CA

#11 Nov 5, 2010
RUBIO. UNDERSTAND ITS OVER. if somehow you were to overcome this, it would be a recall. guaranteed

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