Handicapping the Poway City Council race

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There are two spots available in the November election for Poway City Council. One seat is currently held by Jim Cunningham and the other is open due to Councilmember Merrilee Boyack’s decision to not seek reelection. Cunnigham has shown himself as a capable member of the Council. I believe he will win reelection easily. That leaves Boyack’s seat, with three …

The Greatest Story Ever Told, Almost

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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 …

Vaus Endorsed by Republican Party in Poway City Council race

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Steve Vaus, the leader behind a full-fledged effort to recall Betty Rexford from the Poway City Council, last night overwhelmingly  earned the support of the Republican Party of San Diego County in his own campaign for the seat. “Even in a non-partisan race it’s a great honor to be endorsed by the Republican Party,” said Vaus.  “My allegiance is foremost …

Poway Recall election and the endorsement from Bob Emery

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I’ve respected Bob Emery (Retired Poway City Councilmember) for years, but that has now changed. First, take a look at a past blog of mine regarding the candidates… http://sdrostra.com/?p=4387 In this week’s “Poway Chieftain”, in his column/editorial “My Town” (http://pomeradonews.com/article/Editorial/Editorial/My_Town_Pete_Babich_is_best_choice_for_City_Council/32923), Bob endorsed Pete Babich for Poway City Council.  I find it interesting since Pete’s the only candidate that mentions he’s …

Poway and the recall election

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First of all, let me lay my biases on the table. I’m an idealist.  That can be good or bad. I hold politicians to a higher standard. I expect more from them.  I’m also supporting Chuck Cross for Poway City Council which I will describe why later. I’m also Poway Councilmember Merrilee Boyack’s appointee to the City’s Park and Recreation …

Breaking News: Steve Vaus Launches Bid for Poway City Council in Recall Election

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Steve Vaus, who successfully coordinated the petition drive to place the recall of City Councilwoman Betty Rexford on the ballot, today announced that he will seek the Poway City Council seat to potentially be decided as part of the June 6 election. On his website, Vaus announces, “I launched the Recall Rexford campaign with one goal . . .to give …

Breaking News: Poway Recall of Betty Rexford Qualifies for Ballot

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From my post at FlashReport… The long, sad saga of Poway Councilwoman Betty Rexford reached what may be its final stage this morning.  The FlashReport just confirmed that the San Diego County Registrar of Voters completed its sampling of petitions submitted by recall proponents, certifying that more than the required 5,657 needed signatures were submitted.  Over 6,300 valid signatures were …

Poway: Game On!

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As I post this, Councilmember Betty Rexford recall proponents led by Steve Vaus are announcing at the Poway City Council meeting that they have collected about 2,200 of the 5,657 petition signatures required to qualify for the ballot.  This is with only 30 days elapsed of the 120 days allowed in which to collect signatures.  These are raw numbers, but recall …

Betty Rexford Changes Party Registration in an Attempt to Avoid the Party

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….BREAKING NEWS…. It’s her Party, she can leave if she wants to. If you’re Councilwoman Betty Rexford, facing recall in Poway for a littany of wrongs (see all the related SD Rostra posts), and you want to avoid or at least avert a weeks-long standing invitation by the local GOP to attend a meeting to give your side of things, …

Betty Rexford and former Congressman Cunningham. They both did good, but their shame brought them down.

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This morning I received an email from a supporter (Yes, they still exist, and I was one up until several weeks ago. What convinced me to join the recall effort was the email between Betty and the City Manager) of Betty Rexford. The email wanted people to recall all of the good that Betty has done for Poway. Well, yes, …

Rexford Apologists More Concerned about Disclosure than What is Right

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Saturday’s Union-Trib editorial “Rexford Must Go” (posted below) was spot on, while alluding to SD Rostra’s role — via my post — in releasing the smoking gun memo sent by the Poway city manager to Councilwoman Betty Rexford in 2006.  Some of the resulting comments on the U-T website are a testimony to the “hide the facts” attitude of Rexford …

Poway City Manager Memo: Rexford’s Conflicts and Interference with Administration

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In the midst of a recall effort against Poway Councilmember Betty Rexford, additional compelling evidence against her has been uncovered. In September 2006, Poway City Manager Rod Gould felt compelled to send a confidential memo to Rexford warning that her “recent actions constitute a conflict of interest and interference with City administration.”  The memo speaks for itself.  Read it here.

Breaking… Rexford’s Husband Said to Threaten Neighbor with “Gun”

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***Breaking News*** Whether or not you’ve been following the saga of Poway Councilwoman Betty Rexford, the documented harassment of her neighbors, and the resulting recall effort against her (here’s some background), the following breaking information from today really takes the cake. I am told that this morning Rexford and her husband Paul were sitting in their car at the end …

Rexford had Access to Personal Fire Rig During Wildfires!

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Despite the apparently true saga of Poway Councilwoman Betty Rexford’s use of city staff to go after her neighbors, have the mainstream media picked up on something way worse than that, her demands for a fire truck to be stationed at her house during the devastating wildfires?  OHMY. Read a recent missive from the Recall Rexford effort, as well as Logan Jenkins’ …

Rexford Recall Burning with New Revelations

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The recall effort against Poway City Councilwoman Betty Rexford is gaining significant momentum.  Most anyone who knows or hears of the Betty shenanigans is quite incensed that an elected official would use the power of office to push the city into going after her neighbors. But,  new information makes some of that seem to pale in comparison.  The latest just …