Long Beach City Councilman Robert Gar...

Long Beach City Councilman Robert Garcia appointed to California Coastal Commission

There are 8 comments on the Press-Telegram story from Jan 9, 2013, titled Long Beach City Councilman Robert Garcia appointed to California Coastal Commission. In it, Press-Telegram reports that:

The position on the powerful commission, which has vast authority to regulate land use along the state's 1,100-mile coastline, does not require Garcia to give up his elected seat on the Long Beach City Council.

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Bob Lewis

AOL

#1 Jan 10, 2013
What were Garcia's qualifications for that important Job?
head hunter

United States

#2 Jan 10, 2013
Bob Lewis wrote:
What were Garcia's qualifications for that important Job?
He was involved in student government at Long Beach State College.
CSULB Josh

Long Beach, CA

#3 Jan 10, 2013
No one expects qualifications, education, or expertise.
Robert is a committed Union funding operative. That is all it takes to "qualify" for any tax payer funded "job" in what remains of Long Beach.
observer

Long Beach, CA

#4 Jan 10, 2013
right, I guess 4 years as a councilman and a PhD aren't qualifications
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analyst

United States

#6 Feb 2, 2013
observer wrote:
right, I guess 4 years as a councilman and a PhD aren't qualifications
Almost correct. They aren't relevant qualifications, and his record of judgement isn't so great. Might be partly because the man has little business experience, since he is an aspiring professional politician.
He's made some pretty stupid decisions, and he doesn't even have the introspection to understand how stupid he looks, much less be embarrassed. He'll be a total mess working for the coastal commission. He lacks judgement, and that's not something he can learn.
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Morris the Cat

Long Beach, CA

#8 Feb 3, 2013
observer wrote:
right, I guess 4 years as a councilman and a PhD aren't qualifications
Getting a PHD in nonsense and being an elected politician in this city is are embarrassments...
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CSULB Josh

Long Beach, CA

#10 Feb 4, 2013
analyst wrote:
<quoted text>
Almost correct. They aren't relevant qualifications, and his record of judgement isn't so great. Might be partly because the man has little business experience, since he is an aspiring professional politician.
He's made some pretty stupid decisions, and he doesn't even have the introspection to understand how stupid he looks, much less be embarrassed. He'll be a total mess working for the coastal commission. He lacks judgement, and that's not something he can learn.
"Business experience" is the kiss of death in Calif politics. The Unions prefer to Buy politicians who don't have enough real life experience to know how devastating the impact of their never ending demands are for CA families.
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roflol

United States

#12 Feb 4, 2013
observer wrote:
right, I guess 4 years as a councilman and a PhD aren't qualifications
Yeah, a PhD from Long Beach State!

Bwaaa ha ha ha hahahahahaaaha ha ha ha haaaaaa!

you moron.

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