Letter: Chico doesn't need another Wahl

Full story: Chico Enterprise-Record

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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Herding Cats wrote:
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?
Diversity, as in dialectic side-stepping around the CALIFORNIA CONSTITUTION. Means that Mayor Anne is trying to cover the fact that the progressives only appoint white folks to important positions. This is her big opportunity to show diversity by appointing a person of "minority" descent to the city council. Diversity of thought is not tolerated well by the progressives. Except for certain immutable characteristics that mean nothing. There will not be a whit of idealogical difference between her and her appointment choice. They looked hard to find that special candidate. Although their white progressive contributers didn't support him. That is who I have in the betting pool. I would have bet on white, female, liberal, government or non-profit employee but for that pick you have to give odds.

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Larry Wahl, an experienced Well Educated Chico raised man with integrity. He tried to lead Chico with his heart as well as his common sense. He knows the difference between giving away the budget to the homeless & students from growing a sustainable city. Too bad the squealers that continue to give away the $$$ to art projects & homeless projects don't understand that the $$$ must come from hard working employed people. Larry was a Hard working person that continues to employee people. The democratic process requires a balance of all kinds of people.
40kated

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Dec 11, 2010
 
pypr wrote:
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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?
lets not forget the master-triple-dipper, triple-dipper at large, and officianado extrordinaire of the triple-dip...our own local boy(you know, one of us)...best known for..........
...not growing rice and getting paid for it
...selling the water he does not need to not grow rice
and...recently elected to public office, and on the public dole, "serving his constituency" as well as gathering more info on ways to acquire "mas dinero".

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Dec 11, 2010
 
40kated wrote:
lets not forget the master-triple-dipper, triple-dipper at large, and officianado extrordinaire of the triple-dip...our own local boy(you know, one of us)...best known for..........
...not growing rice and getting paid for it
...selling the water he does not need to not grow rice
and...recently elected to public office, and on the public dole, "serving his constituency" as well as gathering more info on ways to acquire "mas dinero".
It a price support subsidy build into the rice industry. They don't get paid not to grow rice anymore.

He did grow rice and did not sell his water allocation this year.

..... It doesn't pay as well as it used to.
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It a price support subsidy build into the rice industry. They don't get paid not to grow rice anymore.
He did grow rice and did not sell his water allocation this year.
..... It doesn't pay as well as it used to.
well I guess that explains why one would enter the political arena
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From the city website, which has all campaign contribution information, Bob Evans has a very long list of what I like to call the 500 club.

Evans got 500 bucks from each entry on this list:

Larry Wahl
R. Gorrill Ranch Ent.
Michael Prime
Dan Paiva
Kevin Riley
Guillon Ind. Properties
Guy Rents
Elizabeth O'Neill
Far Western Land & Investment Co.
Peter Wagennan
Annette Barrett
William R Rich (thought this one was too funny!)
Wayne Cook
Carol Cook
Judy Brisbain
Hanover Environmental Services
Fred Davis (can't stay out of the mix)
R. Scott Chambers
Thomas Smith & CO.
Lifetouch (as if they miss him so much)
David Koentoph, Jr.
Kathleen Nettleton
James Paiva
Ken Chase
Lewis Everett
Bill Webb Construction
Brad Evans
Thomas Dauterman
Carolyn Dauterman
Robert W. Evans
Barbara Mundy

Well, folks, Evans has some pretty padded friends, considering that another council candidate, Mark Herrera, had only two donors in his 500 club.

Herrera got 500 bucks from each entry on this list:

United Food & Commercial Workers
California Nurses Association

WOW! So, you still want Evans? If he gets the seat, we (the working poor without connections) will once again learn that money buys power.
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Campaign bucks wrote:
Herrera got 500 bucks from each entry on this list:
United Food & Commercial Workers
California Nurses Association
Wow! The maximum campaign contributions from two of the most power Union political action committees in Sacramento. UF&CW that's to keep a WalMart super-center and other non-union discount food outlets out of Chico. The CNA must mean Enloe has something else coming up. These PACs never, ever, give a candidate money unless there is a direct Union interest involved. Don't you think that the Unions are already over represented on the Chico City Council?

It's local business under attack by the current city council majority that cannot seem to even buy a seat to represent their interests.
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Wow wrote:
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It's local business under attack by the current city council majority that cannot seem to even buy a seat to represent their interests.
Hmmm , china doubled it's billionaire count this year , whose really attacking Chico and American based businesses ?

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Wow! The maximum campaign contributions from two of the most power Union political action committees in Sacramento. UF&CW that's to keep a WalMart super-center and other non-union discount food outlets out of Chico. The CNA must mean Enloe has something else coming up. These PACs never, ever, give a candidate money unless there is a direct Union interest involved. Don't you think that the Unions are already over represented on the Chico City Council?
It's local business under attack by the current city council majority that cannot seem to even buy a seat to represent their interests.
Could not have framed it better- BUY a seat on council. These rich individuals never, ever, give a candidate money unless there is a direct fiscal benefit for them. Touche.
Don't you think that rich business people are already buying too much media promotion for their campaigns?

And how are Unions already over represented on the city council? Fail to see the point.

It's local business pouring out bucks to protect their bucks, plain and simple. The working people have a right to be represented, and are the ones "under attack".

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