Hilary Bryant leads overall fundraising in Santa Cruz City Council ...

Transportation Commissioner David Terrazas has raised more money than any other candidate for Santa Cruz City Council during the past three months, putting the two-time hopeful in good financial standing to weather the remaining month of the campaign. Full Story
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Here For Now

Vallejo, CA

#1 Oct 7, 2010
What I dont understand is why the sentinel keeps writing articles about candidates that has nothing to do with their platform. How about doing a re-cap on all the candidates positions instead of bringing up (your obvious choice) in round about ways that mean nothing.
1cookiesmart

Napa, CA

#3 Oct 7, 2010
Let's see if any of these candidates support the dismantling of the ridiculously high pay and lifetime benefits packages that suck the life out of city revenue and leaves citizens with less services and security than they need.

It's time to set up city employees like private industry where employees pay into social security, put their own money into a retirement fund with a percentage matched by the city.

That's how private industry does it and it would save Millions and Millions of dollars.

The way it is now, the city is on the hook for potentially decades sending large checks to pensioners and are also responsible for higher and higher medical costs.

That's no way to run any budget where you don't know what your costs are. It's time to change.
the best choice

Santa Cruz, CA

#4 Oct 7, 2010
I am voting for Kevin Moon. We need to change the status quo of the city council, we need a new voice, new ideas and someone who isn't part of the santa cruz political circle, that seems to continually rotate the same crap through....look where it's gotten us.
The Architect

Rio Vista, CA

#5 Oct 7, 2010
1cookiesmart wrote:
Let's see if any of these candidates support the dismantling of the ridiculously high pay and lifetime benefits packages that suck the life out of city revenue and leaves citizens with less services and security than they need.
It's time to set up city employees like private industry where employees pay into social security, put their own money into a retirement fund with a percentage matched by the city.
That's how private industry does it and it would save Millions and Millions of dollars.
The way it is now, the city is on the hook for potentially decades sending large checks to pensioners and are also responsible for higher and higher medical costs.
That's no way to run any budget where you don't know what your costs are. It's time to change.
I agree cookies. Pension reform has more of an impact and would garner more support than raising taxes on the people that create jobs. The measure H exemption for elderly and lower income families really jerks my chain.

Since: May 08

Santa Cruz, CA

#6 Oct 7, 2010
Much as I wanted to vote for Moon, I'm afraid he's not ready for prime time.

Bryant looks good. Robinson, ditto. Out of the rest, I will hold my nose and vote for Terrazas, I think, to try to prevent Foster or Pomeranz from winning. Terrazas would be great if it weren't for his Micah Posner connection.
Soilie Watch

San Francisco, CA

#7 Oct 7, 2010
Xanthippe wrote:
Terrazas would be great if it weren't for his Micah Posner connection.
What connection is that? Do tell... I liked Terrazas until I read that sentence. Pomerantz is blatantly anti-cop, which is pretty sad for a former firefighter.

http://soliewatch.wordpress.com
Westsider

United States

#8 Oct 7, 2010
Having gone to a forum and hearing all of their views, I can see why Kevin Moon did not get the support of some unions. He is a conservative business man with a very strong interest in cleaning up our streets and advancing business particularly in the downtown, and holding the police accountable for greater safety and crime reduction.

He has my vote. We need to Take Back Santa Cruz.
Westsider

United States

#10 Oct 7, 2010
OK That didn't work so I looked it up.

This is it:

http://www.moonforcitycouncil.com

I don't know how to withdraw my erroneous posting.
The Architect

Rio Vista, CA

#11 Oct 7, 2010
Xanthippe wrote:
Much as I wanted to vote for Moon, I'm afraid he's not ready for prime time.
Bryant looks good. Robinson, ditto. Out of the rest, I will hold my nose and vote for Terrazas, I think, to try to prevent Foster or Pomeranz from winning. Terrazas would be great if it weren't for his Micah Posner connection.
When candidates attend a forum, some groups endorse candidates. Terrazas just happen to receive the third People Power endorsement. Can't fault the guy for trying to garner support. Beyond that, he has no affiliation or relationship with Micah Posner. You should feel real comfortable voting for Terrazas.
Reality Calling

San Francisco, CA

#12 Oct 7, 2010
Westsider wrote:
Having gone to a forum and hearing all of their views, I can see why Kevin Moon did not get the support of some unions. He is a conservative business man with a very strong interest in cleaning up our streets and advancing business particularly in the downtown, and holding the police accountable for greater safety and crime reduction.
He has my vote. We need to Take Back Santa Cruz.
I have a hard time believing that you went to a forum where Moon appeared, if you are voting for him. I was psyched on his candidacy (conservative democrat here, fine with one Repub on Council to liven things up a bit)... until he opened his mouth. What a contemptuous, uninformed weasel. Learn the issues BEFORE you run for office, folks. It helps.

Perhaps you got so excited about his candidacy that you IMAGINED you went to a candidate forum where he did well? I can't see any other possibilities...
Jacob

Santa Cruz, CA

#13 Oct 7, 2010
Here For Now wrote:
moonforsantacruzcounsel.com
I believe you spell it council and not counsel as in lawyers stuff.... time for you to go back to skool!
Skiros 14

United States

#14 Oct 7, 2010
Pomerantz and Foster are in the same mold as Weed, Laird, Yokayamma, Biers, Fitzmarice, Sugar, Krohn, Warmhoudt, Patton, Reich, Lane, Matthews etc. The question you have to ask is, after more then 20 years of these guys running the town, are we better off today? Will more of the same (Pomerantz and Foster) fix our town's issue with Crime, Unemployment, crowded roads, Homeless drug derelicts and a broken budget? LETS TRY SOMETHING DIFFERENT. VOTE MOON, BRYANT, ROBINSON.
Moon Money

Richmond, CA

#15 Oct 7, 2010
The bulk of Moons money is from 2 people who don't even live in Santa Cruz?
Moon Money

Richmond, CA

#16 Oct 7, 2010
Reality Calling wrote:
<quoted text>
I have a hard time believing that you went to a forum where Moon appeared, if you are voting for him. I was psyched on his candidacy (conservative democrat here, fine with one Repub on Council to liven things up a bit)... until he opened his mouth. What a contemptuous, uninformed weasel. Learn the issues BEFORE you run for office, folks. It helps.
Perhaps you got so excited about his candidacy that you IMAGINED you went to a candidate forum where he did well? I can't see any other possibilities...
Exactly!!! Moon is an idiot.
I'm a Republican, but Moon's candicacy is forcing me to vote Democrat - those that are endorsed by local business and law enforcement

he admits to not following local news and was quoted as saying, "I have never seen the SC Police arrest anyone downtown"

Better to be thought of as fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt.
Leon

Oakley, CA

#17 Oct 7, 2010
Xanthippe wrote:
Much as I wanted to vote for Moon, I'm afraid he's not ready for prime time.
Bryant looks good. Robinson, ditto. Out of the rest, I will hold my nose and vote for Terrazas, I think, to try to prevent Foster or Pomeranz from winning. Terrazas would be great if it weren't for his Micah Posner connection.
Not ready for prime time would be a vast improvement over what we have now and some of the other candidates.
Reality Calling

San Francisco, CA

#18 Oct 7, 2010
Leon wrote:
<quoted text>
Not ready for prime time would be a vast improvement over what we have now and some of the other candidates.
True, but Moon is more like "Not ready for 4-7AM on Community Access Television".

"Not ready for prime time" is WAAAY too generous.
Full Moon

United States

#19 Oct 7, 2010
Moon Money wrote:
<quoted text>
Exactly!!! Moon is an idiot.
I'm a Republican, but Moon's candicacy is forcing me to vote Democrat - those that are endorsed by local business and law enforcement
he admits to not following local news and was quoted as saying, "I have never seen the SC Police arrest anyone downtown"
Better to be thought of as fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt.
Too bad. Sounds like he would have made an excellent Tea Party candidate.
SCLOCAL

Santa Cruz, CA

#20 Oct 7, 2010
Moon sits at the forums and can not answer one question with out it being texted to him on his phone. When the media calls him for a quote he tells them he will not comment over the phone. The reason is, he knows he can not respond with out help.
On paper Moon sounds ok but in reality we need people that do there research and know what is going on.
My vote is for Bryant and Robinson.
Why Moon

United States

#21 Oct 7, 2010
Kevin Moon is the only fiscal conservative of the bunch. If you actually look at their platforms, ALL the others are basically tax and spend liberals. Thank you to Kevin Moon for your courage in being the only one to express a genuinely conservative viewpoint. Fiscal conservatives should cast just one vote on their ballot to make sure Kevin Moon gets in office.
The Accountant

United States

#22 Oct 7, 2010
Westsider wrote:
Having gone to a forum and hearing all of their views, I can see why Kevin Moon did not get the support of some unions. He is a conservative business man with a very strong interest in cleaning up our streets and advancing business particularly in the downtown, and holding the police accountable for greater safety and crime reduction.
He has my vote. We need to Take Back Santa Cruz.
He says he supports public safety but he has no position on cutting their pensions right?

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