What’s wrong with politics in East County: The political parties ignore bad behavior

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Guest Commentary by Hon. Kristine Alessio “The only infallible criterion of wisdom to vulgar minds – success.”   — Edmund Burke When after a lifetime of membership I left the Republican party, I was accused of doing it for political gain on this site and in other media. But that was nothing more than ad hominem, which did not address the …

La Mesa Unanimously Rejects SANDAG Sky Gondola Tax; Tax And Spend Republicans In Vista and El Cajon Betray Taxpayers

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Bravo to the taxpayer champions in La Mesa for unanimously rejecting the SANDAG Sky Gondola tax.  You may have seen Councilwoman Alessio and I debating on these pages about procedural points but, when push came to shove, she (and her colleagues) stood up to this horrific tax proposal.  Here’s Alessio: The vote in La Mesa was 5-0 against. All council …