Hey All! Hope you are having a great Monday! I just jumped back in the house to write you a quick update on what's going on in my neck of the woods.
Looks as if we have a lot of people interested in the District 4 Supervisor seat - so far, it's me, three guys in blazers with the obligatory flag pin and the co founder of Safe Routes to Schools - yes, the very same SR2S that awarded $900,000 to an application full of misrepresentations and forced that million dollar four block concrete slab onto our semi rural street so a private commuter school could try to coax their clients to walk four blocks!
We have had five accidents on the street since they forced that "safer route" onto a street that used to have a perfect safety record.
You can't make this stuff up, people!
Anyway, I'm in crunch mode for fundraising. If you want to support my candidacy and need to use paypal, please do it today, because there is a three day wait to transfer funds into my campaign account and the kind man from the Elections Office told me that the fees are due on the 25th. (Update : fees are due March 16th.)
I've read the Campaign Guide and can find nowhere that says the filing fees are due this Thursday, it says the deadline is March 11th ( March 16th if the incumbent is not running - and he is not.)
Working to gather cash and checks from my neighbors, because the way I see it, unless I have their support, there is no point in running, now is there?
This isn't about me, it's about our neighborhood having a say in how things are run around here. I'm not out to vilify anyone who thought they were doing a good thing - I'm hip to the whole political / bureaucracy BS - I just would like a chance to get inside the cage and put all this knowledge and these ideas to practical use. I have this knack for assessing a situation and creative troubleshooting and I care about people - it seems a good fit. I never claimed to have all the answers, but I do have a large network of trained and experienced people to ask. County staff needs support to do their jobs. We shouldn't have to hire so many outside consulting firms just to do surveys.
Anyway, have to go - some neighbors are coming by to pick up petitions.
Here's my Theme Song #2 : written in 2011, first released in 2014 - but that is another story...
p.s. Filing fees are 1133.60 -
and cost for Candidate statement is $320 English only, $740 English and Spanish
God Bless America! Occupy Green Streets!
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