Saturday, January 4, 2014

Sierra Madre Thrown Into Turmoil: Councilmember Josh Moran Will Not Seek Re-Election

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The big story in today's Mountain Views News is that former Mayor Josh Moran will not be seeking re-election. This is the statement Councilmember Moran released to the MVN Friday:

As election time rolls around again, I would like to let you know that I will not be seeking reelection for a second term. Though it has been an honor and a privilege to represent the citizens of this town for the past three and a half years, the birth of my son last June has obviously changed my priorities, and I do not want to miss out on the joys and trials of raising a child … Being on council and working full time was already like spinning plates; I don't need to tell you what happens when you throw a child onto the stage. And so, as I turn my attention from the public good to the good of my family, I want to wish those who are running the best of luck, and urge them to continue to strive for what is best for the entire community, and for our City's future.

Out of 2010's so-called "Civility Party" ticket, only current Sierra Madre Mayor Nancy Walsh remains. However, Ms. Walsh has yet to draw the papers necessary for a re-election run, leading some to speculate about the possibility of an early retirement from public life for her as well.

Candidates who have announced their intention to run in the 2014 City Council tilt include current Councilmember Chris Koerber, Denise Delmar, Rachelle Arizmendi, Noah Green and Gene "Tax Me" Goss.

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43 comments:

  1. Let us hope that Nancy has the good sense not to run again. Of all the council members, she is the worst, but then the voters don't know that and there is an outside chance she could win again.

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    1. No more lawyers - we've had enough lawyers on the Council - so full of themselves and BS

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    2. I'm sure if Nancy runs she'll attract alot of "volunteers" to help her out

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  2. Well, now we probably know why Noah Green is running - to replace Josh, or am I assuming too much? I agree, 3:44, but I think you should have said, "Of all the council members in the history of Sierra Madre, Nancy is the worst." What happened to our float? It wasn't in Kerstine Court on Thursday, not there today, Saturday. Did anyone even get to see it? Did Nancy declare that since it was built by the volunteers that she detests so much that it should immediately go into hiding and be dismantled?

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    1. Nancy thinks that since it was built by volunteers it is hers. After all, as the Red Queen she is the monarch of all volunteers and seniors.

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    2. The float was there when it was supposed to be thursday late afternoon till friday 5ish

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    3. 3:56... don't get out much do you, the float was there as planned, I saw it, many of my friends saw it, news van saw it, came down the Blvd around 5pm.

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    4. our float??? did you help or donate?

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    5. Everyone can take pride in Sierra Madre's float. I do and I didn't even lift a finger to make it.

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    6. The rest are just as odious,only Nancy is up front about it.Be warned:we with rare exception elect those who speak with forked tongues!

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    7. The floats are odious?

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  3. OMG! OMG! OMG! I don't even have anything churlish to say! I'm just so very happy and so very grateful to the to the power of group think. Dear gawd in heaven thank you thank you thank you.

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  4. Chief Black KettleJanuary 4, 2014 at 4:13 PM

    And so just like his predesessor Bart Doyle, we're glad to see Josh step out of Sierra Madre politics. Good night and good luck.

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    1. When did Bart get out of politics?
      Oh yeah, He hasn't.

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    2. Bart needs to find himself a new monkey.

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  5. The Civility Party continues to crash and burn.

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    1. Don't sell them short. They have won against the slow-growth community far more than they've lost.

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  6. I want to wish everyone well, and I hope that Mr. Moran really does spend time with his family, but jeez, this is good news.
    How can anyone in the realty/construction business not have conflicts of interest?

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    1. I dunno but we keep electing them - plus commercial bankers and utility company lawyers - go figure

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  7. Funny. This story was out on the Loony Views News all day and nobody noticed.

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    1. If you opened your eyes you would have seen it , like many other people did

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    2. Nobody reads the Looney anymore.

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    3. I dropped a dozen copies in the recycle today - your welcome

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    4. I mourn the trees whose lives ended for so useless a purpose.

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  8. I'm puzzled by the use of the phrase "throw a child onto the stage." Can't decide if that's a Hendersonism, always possible given the predictably sloppy writing and sloppier editing, or if Moran actually said it. Also possible.

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  9. The rats are leaving the ship.

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  10. I assume the payday that Josh was hoping for never materialized.

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  11. And what exactly was this "payday" supposed to be?

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    1. I think it is a candy bar loaded with peanutty nougat goodness.

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    2. Anon 6:59 PM: Back room payoffs for bringing more development to our little town, are you new to the Tattler? Our city council are corrupt puppets with the exception of Chris Koerber. Bart Doyle calls the shots and creates the page they all play from. Please try to keep up they've been busy destroying all we hold dear.

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  12. Josh and Nancy have reeked havoc while on the council...water/UUT. The new council will need to deal with their mess.

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    1. It is going to take some very smart and dedicated people to turn this town around. The best thing Josh Moran could ever do for this town is quit.

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    2. Moran's leaving is most definitely for the public good.

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    3. The dirts know what a mess they have made of things, and don't care to dirty their dainty hands cleaning it up. Nancy will announce soon that she is also not running.

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  13. Turn the light on and all the " cock roached scatter" so goes the Sierra Madre city council.

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    1. The long years of incompetent dirt leadership have definitely led this city to a real disaster.

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  14. Without Josh's steady hand on the tiller this city will be in big trouble.

    Well, OK. Maybe not.

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  15. I hear Nancy "Empty Stores" Walsh is running.
    The Nancy Slate slogan: "Goss, Green and the Queen of Mean."

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  16. This is a big loss for them. Josh was their most effective mouthpiece.

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  17. Don Watts AIA, PCVJanuary 9, 2014 at 12:31 AM

    My dear Sierra Madre friends, I hope your year will be a great one. While I can only see the town news from afar through the Tattler, Solutions to pull the town out of the financial well hasn't changed much.
    Unfortunately, the reasons for the mess are almost ten years old, in a time it was thought it does not matter who we elect to the City Council. The process of determining who we elect is a very out of control one. The debates are heralded as how we determine who is elected, but , without negatively casting the motives of the fine organizations that sponsor the debates, for the most part, get very little large scale attendance, mostly from a lack of space.
    So, the general public, which generally doesn't pay attention until a few months before the election, decide who they can vote for from a few endorsements by the politically connected, and a few advertisements in the newspapers and their endorsement.
    It would be nice to have and plan a larger venue where more than forty people from the Clubs can attend .
    Before I left, a few of us did try to get the use of the Sierra Madre School Auditorium, which has room for more than 200 souls.
    Money and timing was wrong to get it setup. I think the general public has a right to such a decision making event . To base who they elect to advertising, cronyism, private interests, and how photogenic someone is, falls short of a democratic process. The people must be better informed, it is their government, and their right to know the candidates.
    Perhaps the clubs should get together, and make this a larger venue, and pool the resources. The cost would be less than $1500.00 to buy the liability insurance, rent, janitorial, etc, and a few advertisements for such a forum.
    The point is to open the process up, let the people decide whom they prefer to vote for base upon ideas.
    Everyone complains about where the city is going. As citizens who care about Sierra Madre, you need to take control of the process....

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