Posts Tagged ‘Bill Wells’
I wanted to follow up on my previous article about the controversy over the red light cameras. It was my contention that these cameras were hated by the public and that they constituted a real threat to civil liberties. I argued that the cost of these infractions were overly punitive (approximately $500 per infraction), and that they represented a line over which government should not cross.
Yesterday I asked the El Cajon City Council to allow me to explore the possibility of removing the Red Light Cameras from El Cajon. We currently have seven intersections with these cameras. I was surprised to see that it has become a controversial issue between me and my colleagues. I would very much like for you to read the U-T San Diego article linked below and give me your thoughts.
“Spice” and “Bath Salts” are names for synthetic drugs that can cause severe psychosis, brain damage and death. This was the drug at the heart of the “Miami Cannibal” case, which left one man dead and the other with most of his face “eaten off”. This week the El Cajon City Council imposed a $2500 fine for selling these substances or any synthetic drug. It was the fact that El Cajon is now a Charter City, which allowed such a stiff penalty. See the linked Fox 5 Clip for more information.
I am proud that the California Republican Assembly has chosen to endorse me for my El Cajon City Council race. The fact that the CRA is the conscience of the Republican Party does not escape me and I will continue to strive to be worthy of such recognition.
I am proud to announce my endorsement from the El Cajon Professional Fire Fighters Association. The fact that this organization has chosen to support my campaign is a welcome acknowledgement that the City of El Cajon is on the right course and that my re-election is an important element in continuing that progress.
Today the state Supreme Court ruled that charter cities don’t have to pay prevailing wage on locally funded public works contracts. This comes after a lawsuit was filed against the City of Vista by the AFL-CIO, shortly after Vista became a charter city. We at the city of El Cajon were closely watching this decision. The impact of this ruling could save our city millions of dollars in upcoming projects. Sometimes the system actually works.
I am using this forum to thank all of the people who helped us achieve the goal of becoming a Charter City, with the passage of Prop D. Specifically; I want to acknowledge John Hoy, John Gibson, Greg Brown, Darrin Mroz, and the Lincoln Club who did much of the heavy much of the heavy lifting in this campaign. Passing an initiative to make El Cajon a Charter City might seem dull in comparison to what is happening in in places like San Diego and Wisconsin, but there is no doubt that this is a real step forward in helping El Cajon reach its full potential.
I’ll be a guest on the Mark Larson Show tomorrow to discuss El Cajon’s Charter City initiative; Prop D. The interview is scheduled for 8:25 am on KCBQ 1170 AM.
I’ve had a lot of calls about the UT article regarding the “razing” of the ECPAC. I want to weigh in and say that to my mind, there is long ways to go before this was to happen. The current proposal is to build a hotel on the site, which would include a new performing arts center. I have to admit that a major hotel in Downtown El Cajon would be welcome, but I’m still not sure how it would be financed, or if that proposed site is a given. There is a lot of discussion that has yet to occur. Remember also, that the whole equation has changed since the state has disbanded the Redevelopment Agency. In light of this it is premature to think that ECPAC will be torn down.
Last night the El Cajon City Council voted to place a Charter City proposal on the June 5, 2012, ballot. Becoming a Charter City will allow El Cajon to establish greater autonomy from Sacramento and save millions of dollars in building costs. As a Charter City, El Cajon will be able to exempt itself, in certain situations, from paying prevailing wage. It also allows for the use of design build contracts. The vote was a unanimous 5-0 decision.
I will be interviewed tomorrow at 07:00 am on the Mike Slater Radio Show, 760 KFMB. We will be talking about the El Cajon Charter City initiative and the council vote next week to bring it to the June ballot.
To my friends here at Rostra,
When I started the process of running for the AD77th seat I was alone except for family and close friends. Along the way I was shocked to see so many great people come along side of me. From people who helped out financially to volunteers who walked precincts or made phone calls, I was often overwhelmed that people would invest so much of themselves in this race. More amazing to me was the continuing of support and encouragement after the election results were in. I feel truly blessed.
This is a bit lengthy, but worth it…
Let’s start with the biggest, and perhaps least exciting, races for the county (state races to follow tomorrow). In the 50th Dem Primary Francine Busby was selected as the Democrat nominee to lose to Brian Bilbray once more. I don’t think Busby was celebrating her victory, I searched for police reports and couldn’t find any so I guess she called it an early night.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 3, 2010
CONTACT: Eddie Sprecco 619-889-1348
(El Cajon) In another significant show of local support, the Bill Wells Campaign today announced the endorsement of the East San Diego County Association of Realtors.
The East San Diego County Association of Realtors (ESDCAR) is a professional trade association that promotes the benefits of private property rights and assists its members to better serve the public through training, and advocacy.
“Our local Realtors understand the difficulties facing East County residents in this tough economic time.” said Mayor Pro-Tem Bill Wells. “I will work with Realtors while in Sacramento to address the housing crisis, and ensure government is not standing in the way of the American dream of home ownership.”
Candidates and consultants are taking the opportunity to send along their PDFs and clips. Here’s a hodgepodge:
Jim Duffy for Sheriff radio spot…
Bill Wells for AD 77 mailer (a reader sent it, not the campaign, so it is a scan of the back only)…
Christine Rubin for AD 77 mailer…
Rick Powell for AD 78 mailer…
See all of the entries for mail and ads here.
Campaigns, send your cards and letters to email@example.com.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 2, 2010 CONTACT: Eddie Sprecco 619-889-1348
(El Cajon) The Bill Wells for Assembly campaign today announced yet another major endorsement by a local grassroots organization. The San Diego Minutemen have announced their backing of Conservative Republican Bill Wells in his run for the State Assembly.
“Bill Wells is the only candidate in the 77th Assembly race who will protect our border, fight illegal immigration, and defend the Constitution,” Said Jeff Schwilk, Founder of the San Diego Minutemen.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 1, 2010 CONTACT: Eddie Sprecco 619-889-1348
(El Cajon) Bill Wells’ campaign for State Assembly continues to grow a list of local grassroots support and announces the endorsement of East County TEA Party leader Barry Willis. Willis is a founder of the East County TEA Party and has been heavily involved in the organizing and activism of the TEA Party movement.
“Bill Wells has been involved in the East County TEA Party movement from the beginning. He is exactly the kind of tax fighter we need in Sacramento,” said Barry Willis upon announcing his support.
Another mail piece in AD 77, this one from the Ca Medical Association on behalf of Bill Wells…
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 26, 2010
CONTACT: Eddie Sprecco 619-889-1348
(El Cajon) The Bill Wells for Assembly campaign today announces a significant endorsement from the National Rifle Association (NRA). The NRA has nearly 4 million members nationwide with thousands residing in East County. Since its inception in 1871 the NRA has been dedicated to firearm education and the protection of the Second Amendment.
Bill Wells received an “A” rating by the National Rifle Association for his dedication to gun owners’ rights. Wells opposes the disastrous proposals coming from Sacramento to restrict gun rights, and instead supports better availability of concealed weapons permits.
The Honorable Bill Wells, Candidate for Assembly, AD 77
May 25, 2010
As a Conservative I am frustrated by the overwhelming push to have government be the solution to all problems. So I was happy to read a story of a novel approach taken by a Sacramento Hospital to limit their own exposure to waste and abuse of their resources.
This hospital decided to send a Social Worker to visit any person who visited the ER more than three times in a month. What they found was that these people often had no emergent medical problems at all. So what were the real problems then? Homelessness, addictions and mental illnesses were the predominant complaints. So what to do? How can you force people to utilize the ER appropriately?
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 24, 2010 CONTACT: Eddie Sprecco 619-889-1348
(El Cajon) The Bill Wells campaign continues to attract significant support from conservative grassroots organizations and today announces the support of the California Pro-Life Council.
The California Pro-Life Council (CPLC) is the state affiliate of the National Right to Life Committee since 1971. CPLC is a non-profit grassroots organization dedicated to protecting life against abortion, euthanasia and infanticide.
“I have been Pro-Life my entire life and am proud to be supported by California Pro Life Council. This organization has been dedicated to protecting the unborn, and I look forward to continuing that effort in Sacramento,” said Mayor Pro-Tem Bill Wells.
Yes, we already knew that.
Most importantly, here are the pertinent sections related to the San Diego area contests…
AD 77 – This seat came open two years early when Assemblyman Joel Anderson, R-La Mesa, decided to mount a bid for state Senate. Another three–way race, this one includes El Cajon City Councilman Bill Wells; Brian Jones, a Santee City Councilman; and Christine Rubin, a former staffer for Senator Mark Wyland, R-Escondido. Wells appears to have the most endorsements, including the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association, though Rubin is well-connected and boasts the support of several sitting GOP legislators. Jones has some local support, but may have made some enemies in 2008 when he attempted to take on local Rep. Duncan Hunter in his own primary; he lost by 56 points.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 19, 2010
CONTACT: Eddie Sprecco 619-889-1348
(El Cajon) The influential California Dental Association (CDA) has weighed in on the 77th Assembly District Race in support of Bill Wells. The CDA has been a factor in many local primaries recently and have put their support behind Healthcare Professional Bill Wells in the form of a max-out contribution.
“The Dental Association recognizes my health care experience and service on the El Cajon City Council as a good foundation for success in Sacramento.” Said Mayor Pro Tem Bill Wells. The funding will help Wells get his message out to East County San Diego voters for the upcoming June 8th primary.