Letter: Chico doesn't need another Wahl

Letter: Chico doesn't need another Wahl

There are 29 comments on the Chico Enterprise-Record story from Dec 8, 2010, titled Letter: Chico doesn't need another Wahl. In it, Chico Enterprise-Record reports that:

In a recent editorial, you folks pressure the Chico City Council to hand candidate Bob Evans the seat Larry Wahl soon resigns.

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Stan Pipe

Chico, CA

#1 Dec 8, 2010
Sorry it't not going your way Bob. Chico needs an all "like-minded" council so they won't have any opposition when they run Chico further into debt and the ground!
Dirty Harry

Sacramento, CA

#3 Dec 8, 2010
Everybody Knows wrote:
Our children can't wait to grow up and leave this dinky hole and here this guy thinks we need more hippies in city council keeping things the way they were instead of progressing for the much needed demand. As long as you got yours screw everybody else right? Maybe if we had several more Wahls in city counsel Chico might experience some much needed growth.
Chico is growing, just look at all the apartments they're building on north Esplanade. And Meriam Park has broken ground, so there will be more houses than you can shake a stick at.

So, how else would you have Chico grow??
No Place to Hide

Redding, CA

#5 Dec 8, 2010
Hey Bob, Chico doesn't want gridlock and massive frivolous spending. Chico wants jobs. Your theories don't create jobs (hence, revenue), they create poverty. You have no vision of a prosperous future for Chico; only a demise for the once thriving city.

I want a Chico that promises my children "work hard, be rewarded". I want a Chico that continues to give my children an opportunity to dine and shop at a local downtown business. I want a Chico that allows my children to market their skills in an economy willing to support them. I want a Chico where my grandchildren can walk downtown without asking "why is that dirty smelly man talking to himself and peeing on that building".

What do you want Bob? The same Chico your liberal council is currently creating? Have you been downtown Bob? How much more joblessness and government dependency would you like living on our downtown streets and begging at our store fronts Bob? WE NEED JOBS; not more government programs and bureaucracy.

And what government agency did you say you worked for again? What trough are you feeding off of?
Joe Sixpack

Paradise, CA

#6 Dec 8, 2010
I'm always wary of any conservative described as "pro-business." This implies that anyone in the center or left is "anti-business." Which, of course, is nonsense.

To the "pro-business" conservative, businesses should have a free hand to do whatever they want to anybody or anything, at any time, without consequences or taxes. That's what's it's like in China these days, except they do charge taxes.

Since: Dec 08

United States

#7 Dec 8, 2010
Dirty Harry wrote:
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Chico is growing, just look at all the apartments they're building on north Esplanade. And Meriam Park has broken ground, so there will be more houses than you can shake a stick at.
So, how else would you have Chico grow??
Wahl vote against Merium Park. The planned development project bigger than the City of Willow to between 20th and Little Chico Creek. He was out voted by the progressive council majority.
My Kids Mom

United States

#8 Dec 8, 2010
No Place to Hide wrote:
Hey Bob, Chico doesn't want gridlock and massive frivolous spending. Chico wants jobs. Your theories don't create jobs (hence, revenue), they create poverty. You have no vision of a prosperous future for Chico; only a demise for the once thriving city.
I want a Chico that promises my children "work hard, be rewarded". I want a Chico that continues to give my children an opportunity to dine and shop at a local downtown business. I want a Chico that allows my children to market their skills in an economy willing to support them. I want a Chico where my grandchildren can walk downtown without asking "why is that dirty smelly man talking to himself and peeing on that building".
What do you want Bob? The same Chico your liberal council is currently creating? Have you been downtown Bob? How much more joblessness and government dependency would you like living on our downtown streets and begging at our store fronts Bob? WE NEED JOBS; not more government programs and bureaucracy.
And what government agency did you say you worked for again? What trough are you feeding off of?
I think you're a little confused, unless you're intentionally trying to be funny. Bob is a conservative who will address the issues you complain about that are perpetuated by our current liberal council.
Matt

Chico, CA

#9 Dec 8, 2010
My Kids Mom wrote:
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I think you're a little confused, unless you're intentionally trying to be funny. Bob is a conservative who will address the issues you complain about that are perpetuated by our current liberal council.
I believe he was addressing the author

Since: Nov 10

Location hidden

#10 Dec 8, 2010
I have a problem with the automatic assumption that when you're talking about business minded, you're referring to some wall street big wig who takes advantage of loop holes etc..

The reality is that business, specifically small businesses keep this country running. When you talk about businesses, you're talking about the local auto repair shop, the laundry mat, the little shop you buy your kid's clothes at, the local grocery store, pharmacy.

Yes there are big businesses, and if you don't like supporting the wall street types, stop shopping at the big department stores and large chains. Go to the local small business and spend your money there. That keeps the money in the local community.

We vote every day in how things are done, and mostly we vote with our dollar. How we spend that dollar affects local business in a huge way.

You want to put people to work, shop local. Stop buying stuff on the internet just because you can save 5 bucks. You'll spend more in the long run.
Dirty Harry

United States

#11 Dec 8, 2010
pypr wrote:
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Wahl vote against Merium Park. The planned development project bigger than the City of Willow to between 20th and Little Chico Creek. He was out voted by the progressive council majority.
Who is Larry Wahl to tell someone how to develop the land that they own? That's the thing I don't get about our local "conservatives" - they preach that we need to respect private property rights as long as the landowner is doing what THEY want, but when the landowner has a different vision, their hypocrisy comes out and they attempt to circumvent the owner's rights.
Dirty Harry

United States

#12 Dec 8, 2010
Everybody Knows wrote:
Economically? You know that the elite use these hippies to keep industry out to eliminate any kind of competition. Hooray we are throwing up a few low budget apartments. The people on welfare (liberal voters) need a place to live and this county can keep on with its reputation as the Welfare Capitol of the World.
The apartments on the Esplanade are not low rent, at least not from the look of it. What do you have with people developing their land as they see fit? What do you have against people who choose to live in an apartment rather than buy a house? Clearly you're some sort of fascist control-freak.

If you want to see more industry in this town, then start something. Why is it that people like you can't get anything done and insist on others doing it for you?
Living Liberal in Chico

Sacramento, CA

#13 Dec 8, 2010
Ranmn7 wrote:
I have a problem with the automatic assumption that when you're talking about business minded, you're referring to some wall street big wig who takes advantage of loop holes etc..
The reality is that business, specifically small businesses keep this country running. When you talk about businesses, you're talking about the local auto repair shop, the laundry mat, the little shop you buy your kid's clothes at, the local grocery store, pharmacy.
Yes there are big businesses, and if you don't like supporting the wall street types, stop shopping at the big department stores and large chains. Go to the local small business and spend your money there. That keeps the money in the local community.
We vote every day in how things are done, and mostly we vote with our dollar. How we spend that dollar affects local business in a huge way.
You want to put people to work, shop local. Stop buying stuff on the internet just because you can save 5 bucks. You'll spend more in the long run.
I'd like to pay more and shop downtown BUT the Recession took my home, my dog, my wife (she came back once, but she left me again for a man that had a job at Taco Bell) she said she needed stability, and I still can't find anyone who will buy my exercise walker. But you are right about small businesses. They are the life blood of our country. Yeah, the good ol' days when Chico was really Chico are gone...sigh....Oh well there's always Likely, California.
Captain Chico

Sacramento, CA

#14 Dec 8, 2010
Chico needed and still needs 6 more Wahls on the council!
Stan Pipe

Chico, CA

#15 Dec 8, 2010
Dirty Harry wrote:
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Who is Larry Wahl to tell someone how to develop the land that they own? That's the thing I don't get about our local "conservatives" - they preach that we need to respect private property rights as long as the landowner is doing what THEY want, but when the landowner has a different vision, their hypocrisy comes out and they attempt to circumvent the owner's rights.
That's true on both ends of the sprectrum!

Since: Dec 08

United States

#16 Dec 8, 2010
Dirty Harry wrote:
Who is Larry Wahl to tell someone how to develop the land that they own? That's the thing I don't get about our local "conservatives" - they preach that we need to respect private property rights as long as the landowner is doing what THEY want, but when the landowner has a different vision, their hypocrisy comes out and they attempt to circumvent the owner's rights.
He is an elected member of the Chico City Council discretionary approvals are the job he was elected to decide. Merium Park was not a by-right project. New Urban Builder revived special conditions that not every builder revived. That were not rights when they bought the land. It fact they were allowed to write their own parallel development code for their project. He had the right and duty to vote against a project that if built out will ruin that part of Chico forever. He also voted against letting everyone with a r-1 lot in the Avenues to build a second dwelling unit in their backyard.
No Place to Hide

Redding, CA

#18 Dec 9, 2010
My Kids Mom wrote:
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I think you're a little confused, unless you're intentionally trying to be funny. Bob is a conservative who will address the issues you complain about that are perpetuated by our current liberal council.
Sorry, I meant the letter writer. I believe Bob Evans should be awarded the vacant seat.
Simple

Paradise, CA

#19 Dec 9, 2010
Everybody Knows wrote:
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I would love to start something in this town but getting past City Hall who are protecting their cronies isn't worth it.
You're absolutely right! Nobody who feels the way you do has ever made anything of themselves. They usually just take their low to mid level W-2 pay and vote Republican thinking it does something for themselves; duped like all the other sheep.

Those that work hard and aspire to greatness are never shoveled off by anything. You may call that cronyism but I call that hard work, doing things right, and accomplishing something of yourself.

Maybe this is your wakeup call. Unless of course you are all just worthless and weak.

Now drop and give me 20!
welfare mart

Silverdale, WA

#20 Dec 9, 2010
Captain Chico wrote:
Chico needed and still needs 6 more Wahls on the council!
Ahh , the government can't afford another triple dipper much less six more .

Since: Dec 08

United States

#21 Dec 10, 2010
welfare mart wrote:
Ahh , the government can't afford another triple dipper much less six more .
By dipping Mart means retired military who served our Country in times of war and now receive a pension for their service. Evens is retired Air Force. The being on the city council pays $7,975 and provides a family health care plan. As to the 3rd or 6th dip?
chubby sneakers

United States

#23 Dec 11, 2010
Bob Klang- a liberal socialist who wants everyone else to pay for him and his idealism from cradle to grave - a proven waste of over-taxation!
Herding Cats

Chico, CA

#24 Dec 11, 2010
Our diversity quota of leftwing nutjobs on the City Council has been filled twice over. Why don't we Try Common Sense and practice diversity by replacing Wahl with Evans?

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