Posts Tagged ‘City Council District 6’
Dave Maass of San Diego CityBeat contacted SD Rostra to note that in response to his inquiry resulting from Jim Sills’ post of last night, San Diego city council candidate Howard Wayne said he ordered his treasurer to return the $100 contribution from Amerland’s Jules Arthur.
Rostra has verified the information as accurate; Wayne indicated he has directed the return of the funds.
The other question posed by Mr. Sills yesterday was how Wayne could have taken the donation, given the local media attention regarding the legal travails of Arthur. That question remains open.
On June 22, 2010 the Solano County DA’s office charged businessman Jules Arthur, and 4 associates, in the deaths of 2 senior citizens killed in an accidental Vallejo fire. (source Vallejo Times-Herald, Sept. 4, 2010).
The prosecutors say a Vallejo senior citizen project owned by Arthur’s San Diego-based ‘The Amerland Group’ burned down. 2 people lost their lives. The fire’s origin was purely accidental, but local newspapers report the building’s fire alarm system had been turned off. Arthur and his colleagues adamantly deny the DA’s charges of involuntary manslaughter and elder abuse. Their next hearing is set for October 18th in Fairfield, California.
Not very controversial, right?
But a writer for a SD liberal publication attacked, saying (A) Zapf’s victory was no surprise, and (B) no one said she would miss the runoff and (C) we Rostrafarians were “Morons”.
As Jack Benny used to say, “Well !”
But was the Last Angry Man right in his basic complaint? We did some fact-checking to see and found these quotes of note:
Soon after, I reported on polling which showed Juan Vargas leading Mary Salas outside SD County and would likely win the 40th senate Democratic primary.
Barry Jantz took flack from some in the local MSM, who demanded documentation and sourcing on these polls. Barry replied that many posters here are political professionals and, as such, “hear” breaking info which doesn’t reach traditional media, and which are told us on the basis of no attribution.
I think it was Winston Churchill who said “One martini is too few, three martinis is too many.” Let me assure Mr. Churchill that four is WAY TOO MANY. But when you want to talk to the Barkeep? There it is. Paraphrased from a napkin:
….So I keep talking to people about the city race district 6, and the surprise on election night that put Zapf on top. Never heard so many excuses from the downtown types about why the predictions about a sweeping Wayne victory wasn’t in the cards. Even Republicans. 92101 Republicans, of course. Course as we’ve seen time and time again, the ‘yapping class’ is often wrong – they talk to themselves too much and the way things work here a consensus is made and anyone who thinks anything different is a fool….
“I have rarely seen a more pathetic example of a candidate telling one audience what he thinks it wants to hear and telling another audience what he thinks it wants to hear.”
Howard Wayne and Steve Hadley, two candidates for San Diego City Council in District 6, got a healthy dose of political reality this morning when they discovered that telling one group one thing and another group something completely contradictory isn’t really a good idea when seeking public office, especially when one of those groups is the San Diego Union-Tribune Editorial Board. I’m attaching a link to the full article from the UT; anything I could say wouldn’t do this Hadley/Wayne trainwreck justice…
Campaign season has officially begun, for me anyway, now that I have seen my first campaign yard sign. Who was the lucky candidate who opened this season of politics for me? Lorie Zapf, running for City Council in the 6th to replace termed out Donna Frye. Not the best sign, her name could be a little bigger, but decent enough and it gets the job done.