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

There are 17 comments on the Santa Cruz Sentinel story from Oct 7, 2010, titled Hilary Bryant leads overall fundraising in Santa Cruz City Council .... In it, Santa Cruz Sentinel reports that:

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.

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Hey Xannie

Rio Vista, CA

#63 Oct 14, 2010
Remember you can always just vote for two. You don't have to vote three. I wouldn't want you holding your nose for so long that you pass out at the polling booth. I work the polls and it seems like a bad place to need emergency services. I hope you get a chance to meet Moon. You will have the same reaction I did, voting Terazzas. X Kyuzmi is absolutely right and we NEED a council we can work with for the next few years. I'm just getting started here!

Since: May 08

Santa Cruz, CA

#64 Oct 14, 2010
If I just vote for two, though, aren't I lessening the chances of Pomeranz not getting a seat?(Ok, not really but theoretically).

I'll watch more community TV videos and see if I can figure it out.
Hey Xannie

Rio Vista, CA

#65 Oct 14, 2010
Yes, possibly you would be helping Pomerantz. I do regret voting for 4 last time however. I should of just voted for the ones I liked. It haunts me that I even voted for some of the clowns we have on right now. Of course I did so because we didn't have good choices. As soon as Nov 2nd hits we need to start working on the next 4. Maybe Gus and Kevin will be ready by then. I hope so.
Skiros 14

United States

#66 Oct 14, 2010
Hey Xannie wrote:
Yes, possibly you would be helping Pomerantz. I do regret voting for 4 last time however. I should of just voted for the ones I liked. It haunts me that I even voted for some of the clowns we have on right now. Of course I did so because we didn't have good choices. As soon as Nov 2nd hits we need to start working on the next 4. Maybe Gus and Kevin will be ready by then. I hope so.
-we wouldn't have this problem if we had district elections. Its nice that the liberals of this town have a voting block (University) which will vote for their three, while the rest of us dilute the person/s we would like to win. This is wrong when a vote for someone you want to win only helps the person you don't want to win. This is messed up.
Skiros 14

United States

#67 Oct 14, 2010
loweroceanlocal wrote:
<quoted text> unfortunately it costs money to run a city, so quit whining about taxes. it is getting old. everyone pays taxes, even us democrats, if we did not, we would not have an infrastructure. if a republican says they can fix all the problems without any taxes or spending, they are just lying or deluded. even the idea of no new taxes is ludicrous when you think of the rising costs of just about everything else, why do you think that we can run a city on the tax base of the eighties?
-Salinas does it. They have a 74 Million budget while SC has a 78M. And they have twice the population. Go figure.

Its not the taxes we are worried about. Its the spending. The progressives of this town feel like they can go to the voter and get more funding. They do not want to negotiate fairly for the City with Unions, when they take their money and endorsements.
The Accountant

United States

#68 Oct 14, 2010
Skiros 14 wrote:
<quoted text>-Salinas does it. They have a 74 Million budget while SC has a 78M. And they have twice the population. Go figure.
Its not the taxes we are worried about. Its the spending. The progressives of this town feel like they can go to the voter and get more funding. They do not want to negotiate fairly for the City with Unions, when they take their money and endorsements.
Really? We should be like Salinas?

Since: May 08

Santa Cruz, CA

#69 Oct 14, 2010
The Accountant wrote:
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Really? We should be like Salinas?
We are like Salinas, in some very undesirable ways. Like crime.
Skiros 14

United States

#70 Oct 15, 2010
The Accountant wrote:
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Really? We should be like Salinas?
Possibly, They hare making headway with their gang taskforce. Also, I think SC has had more murders in 2010 then Salinas.
Skiros 14

United States

#71 Oct 15, 2010
Lets look at the numbers:

Salinas: Population 150,305 Budget 74 million or 482.33 per person. 2010 Murders 19 or .000126

Santa Cruz. Population: 50593 Budget 78 million or $1,429.00 per person. 2010 Murders 18 or.000329

Wow, maybe our city council should spend a day with Salinas and see what they do that we can emulate.
Dan

United States

#72 Oct 15, 2010
Skiros 14 wrote:
Salinas does it. They have a 74 Million budget while SC has a 78M. And they have twice the population. Go figure.
Salinas also doesn't have 3.5million tourists a year and a UC. Those things create a huge strain on our resources.
Skiros 14

United States

#73 Oct 15, 2010
Dan wrote:
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Salinas also doesn't have 3.5million tourists a year and a UC. Those things create a huge strain on our resources.
-Salinas does not have a UCSC Police force/Fire Dept. either and or sales tax rev. or transient hotel tax revenue that we generate either. What is your point? Admit it--- our city government is bloated.
Gruenny

Santa Cruz, CA

#74 Oct 15, 2010
Skiros 14 wrote:
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.
I may vote for Forster simply because he is NOT plastering the city with posters and yard signs that will end up in the landfill - it shows that he is someone who might be capable of "thinking outside the box" and has real concern for the environment.
Gruenny

Santa Cruz, CA

#75 Oct 15, 2010
Xanthippe wrote:
I've watched about half of the park video. I like Bryant and Robinson. I do not agree with Pomeranz at all.
I think Moon needs some seasoning. He's got something there, but his rookie mistake of not being prepared for the SCPD endorsement/panel/whatever cost him my endorsement.(I'm sure that will keep him up at night!)
Pleich, Foster, Ceballos - none strike me as particularly serious candidates.
Terrazas - I'm just not seeing what other people are seeing with this guy. Maybe he doesn't do panels well.
I'm torn on who to cast my 3rd vote for. I despise Micah Posner, and Terrazas has so far not impressed me in other ways. On the other hand, Pomeranz would be another Krohn, and I do worry about him winning a seat.
Moon. I'm leaning toward giving him a chance, after seeing him on the panel. He didn't perform any worse than Terrazas (who spoke more about who endorsed him than what he's for, too many general platitudes in his answers).
My 3rd vote is still up for grabs, if Terrazas's or Moons' supporters want to convince me to vote for their guy.
What exactly are Bryant's qualifications? I heard her and Terrazas interviewed on the radio by John Sandidge and she seemed uninformed.
Skiros 14

Phoenix, AZ

#76 Oct 18, 2010
Gruenny wrote:
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I may vote for Forster simply because he is NOT plastering the city with posters and yard signs that will end up in the landfill - it shows that he is someone who might be capable of "thinking outside the box" and has real concern for the environment.
-Wow that is a reason to vote for someone? Its not that he's thinking outside the box, its that he has no money. Also, his sign's are bags. They come in handy when dogs need to do their business.
Daniel

Folsom, CA

#77 Oct 18, 2010
Gruenny wrote:
I may vote for Forster simply because he is NOT plastering the city with posters and yard signs that will end up in the landfill - it shows that he is someone who might be capable of "thinking outside the box" and has real concern for the environment.
First off, it's Foster not Forster.

Secondly, he currently works for the city of Capitola as a Housing and Redevelopment Manager. He's another person like Rotkin, that will receive a pension from his current job and then get another one from the city of Santa Cruz as an ex-councilman, if elected. So can you say he'll be "thinking outside the box" when the task of pension reform comes up? He'll probably want to stay very much within the box.

He's worked with non-profits almost his entire career, and he's pro-measure H. Think about that combination for a minute. He wants to add more services.
Hey Xannie

United States

#78 Oct 19, 2010
Foster is the worst possible choice. Absolute WORST. I have decided that anyone who votes for him better not EVER complain about the crime in Santa Cruz. He is against keeping police staffed, against accountability, he wants more social services but no new businesses, he wants to shut down King Street to cars completely. He is for using a canvas shopping bag, yeah well so am I so I guess we agree on one thing but I have plenty of bags thanks anyway.
Gruenny

Santa Cruz, CA

#79 Nov 1, 2010
Hey Xannie wrote:
Foster is the worst possible choice. Absolute WORST. I have decided that anyone who votes for him better not EVER complain about the crime in Santa Cruz. He is against keeping police staffed, against accountability, he wants more social services but no new businesses, he wants to shut down King Street to cars completely. He is for using a canvas shopping bag, yeah well so am I so I guess we agree on one thing but I have plenty of bags thanks anyway.
If he's in favor of making King St a bike boulevard I'm definitely NOT voting for him!

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