Sunday, March 16, 2014

Those 'Yes On Measure UUT' Signs Say 'Protect Sierra Madre' ... My Question Is Protect Us From What?

              The Highest Utility User Taxes (UUT) in the State of California?

The Highest Employee Health Benefit Costs in the State of California?

The Highest Utility Tax Increase in California Starting Next Year?

Or how about the Highest Candidate in California?

                      Well, OK. Measure UUT protects us from none of them.

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62 comments:

  1. These three charts paint a bleak future for the little town of Sierra Madre. The fourth, the photo, is even more troubling - a nude middle aged man posing in a geeky young man's misadventure for publication on a site open to the world. What is our foothill village to do? So sad.

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    1. protect us from losing our # 1 status as highest tax rates n Californee.

      I might go print out 50 or so copies of Noah's pics and give to neighbors that are near houses that have Green signs up so they can know exactly what Noah represents - childish antics

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    2. it's no surprise that during Wisteria Festival the Looney View News is out in force and Susan is promoting her candiates and printing articles or letters that support her agenda or opinions

      everybody do her a favor (or us) and pick up a dozen or so copies and put in your recycle at home

      I did that myself

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  2. The fourth panel fits in perfectly with the previous three. All are the consequences of jackasses run wild.

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  3. Maybe somebody can help me out here....the UUT Measure was approved by the voters, how can the Council circumvent what the voters approved and now offer caps or exemptions to certain businesses?

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    1. "Because we can."
      Mayor Nancy Walsh 3/11/2014
      Chair of Yes On UUT as per state filing

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    2. while I don't know Ms Walsh personally, as a Councilmember she has been rarely prepared, often a extreme bully and very bitter towards anybody who questions her

      she guaranteed my NO vote

      because I can

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    3. first time it happens every citizen should sue the city for the same rate.

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  4. When are you moving, Crawford. Get to leave all this crap behind....

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    1. I'll still deal with this stuff even after I've moved. After all, I'm only going 10 miles down the road. I'll be changing the name of the blog to The San Gabriel Valley Tattler, probably right after the election. I'll be covering 10 SGV cities pretty much the way I've covered this one. The sad news is none of this is really all that unique to Sierra Madre, though it does have some interesting variations on the theme. The rot is everywhere, and it is time to take it on in a much bigger way.

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  5. An article from the Los Angeles Daily News called "Los Angeles County Mayors Gather To Talk Jobs, Drought" that didn't get it quite right. Either that or our Mayor Pro Tem* jumped the gun a little.

    "Sierra Madre Mayor John Harabedian attended a session on water, and learned new ways to capture rainwater, he said. Sierra Madre is so impacted by the drought that it is currently importing all its water, he said.

    “We talked a lot about sustainability, and how to work together as a region,” Harabedian said."

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    1. Hunh. So did Johnny tell the reporter he is the Mayor of Sierra Madre? Was it a mistake? Inquiring minds want to know!

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  7. I will not vote for the thoughtless and probably troubled Mr. Green, and I hope no one else does either, but I doubt he's the highest candidate in California. That's a crowded field.

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    1. We're #1 in so many other fields, though. Never underestimate the abilities our local special class to achieve new lows in destructive behavior.

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    2. in a city that elects utility company lawyers, a lawyer who openly violates campaign ethics, a commercial banker, a mortgage salesman don't put anything past our voters

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  8. Well, you have to admit. Noah does have quite a glow on in that picture.

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    1. at leeast he's not holding a bong

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    2. he can borrow mine

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  9. I met Noah yesterday. Seems really nice. Told me I didn't have to worry about the uut because it will not increase taxes. Now I feel better.

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    1. i hope he had his pants on

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    2. Noah's white and shiny hiney is blindng in the bright sunlight.

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  10. It could be worse for Noah. What if he didn't have any tan lines?

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    1. It does look like the beverages went all to his head.

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    2. At least Noah doesn't have anything to hide.

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    3. He should at least wear a few blossoms from the Wistaria vine.

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    4. The World's Largest Flowering PlantMarch 16, 2014 at 8:16 AM

      Puh-leeze! Is there nothing you people won't ask me to do?

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    5. Apologize to the plant, 7:51.

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    6. You crossed the line, 7:51.

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  11. A "No On UUT" sign in your yard will help purge that image of Noah from your mind. just let the Mod know you want one and we'll deliver it, even on Wistaria Sunday.

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  12. This would make a nice handout for Tuesday's candidate debate. It is very informative.

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  13. Love it! 7:25.
    What a great idea!!!!!

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  14. What happened to Part 2 of John Capoccia's opus on the UUT "extension?" Got a copy of the Looney Views News and I see nothing there from Flipper.

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    1. He got called out pretty badly on his claim that Measure UUT isn't a tax hike. My guess is he trying to figure out a new approach.

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    2. Back to the drawing board!

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    3. "I was opposed to the UUT in 2012, but later I saw that perhaps matters were more serious than I'd thought and blah blah blah and blah blah blah."

      There is nothing more empty and meaningless than a politician who did not keep his word.

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    4. 10:31, that describes about 70% of those we've elected in the last dozen years

      Mosca flat out lied to me and Green reminds me of him

      Buchanan lied to us all about the UUT orginally and he's endorsed Green and Goss.

      go figure

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    5. I can't believe some people are fooled by these mooching bums.

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  15. Unfortunately for us, 10:51 that is what we have to deal with.... John Capoccia is traitor to a lot of people who voted for him. He is just another Joe Mosca.
    He is in the pocket of the Bart Doyle criminal organization and bad news for Sierra Madre slow growth residents.
    He has a nasty personality to boot.

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  16. okay I am of the opinion that Noah Green is an absolute idiot, maybe I should be so harsh cause he's only lived here two years

    In the current issue of the Looney View News he suggests that the city add a Halloween event. I guess in his two years of living here he hasn't seen the SM Elementary parade, the window painting or Allegria street.

    He then threatens us to live here another 30 - 40 years, which sort of proves his shallow pandering lawyer mindset of saying whatever whenever.

    His other brilliant idea is to move the Farmer's Market to Kersting Court? If the dude lived here long enough he'd know that is a patently stupid idea and why didn't make that happen when he was a muckty muck with the Chamber? Let's just cut off downtown even more?

    If he wants to shed us of unncessary expenses yet won't consider opting for County police services, he's just paying us glib lip service.

    While he's going line by line of city expenses, will he spend some time on the Mt View News complaince with legal posting requirements or do us a big favor and post legal notices online? Nope - just lawyer hot air.

    Is Noah suggesting that with his experience in bankruptcy he is leaning that way with the city?

    Party on Noah - party on.

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  17. jeez, the Looney View News prints a letter from some guy named Eric Olsen and he spreads the same BS that we need the UUT tax rate to keep the library open

    Has anybody ever seen Mr. Olsen at a city council meeting or volunteering anywhere? I'm of the belief that he is just Susan writing her own letters to the editor

    of course Susan won't publish a counter letter saying the actual truth and facts about the UUT

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    1. Susan lives off of our taxes, and uses that money to promote things in her paper that most people don't want. Just another piece of the corrupt pie.

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    2. Oh, he's been at City Council meetings many times. He's a died in the wool DIRT for sure. Real live opponent of all that Tattlers hold near and dear.

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    3. Where does Paulie Goosebumps stand on all this?

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    4. He's compiling talking points gleaned from careful watching of the Rachel Maddow Show.

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    5. It seems the people on this blog are not very informed Mr Olsen has been writing letters for many years and in many papers on on many subjects

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    6. Olsen's letters are not that good. Maybe people just didn't notice.

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    7. Mr. Olson was one of the few Sierra Madre residents that was a strong supporter of putting a high school at One Carter.

      I was pretty much done with him after that.

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    8. Olsen's letters are really all they've got to choose from. Not a real literate bunch.

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    9. if we need a tax to save the library, then mmm bye-bye library

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  18. Protect Sierra Madre from Nancy Walsh.

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    1. April 22, 2014 can't come soon enough.

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    2. A City Council reorganization tempered by the knowledge that they will have to do more than simply demand residents cough up more money.

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    1. Great comment, without the last bit. Hope you'll repost.

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  20. One might think the Wistaria Festival would not be a place to politic, however, the Sierra Madre Police Department booth was passing out the "Fact Sheet" re: UUT. Have they no shame? I'm sorry I didn't have copies of today's Tattler so the citizens could get the real facts.

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    1. Cops campaigning for their pensions. How quaint.

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  21. Where can I get a No on UUT sign to put in front of my house? Anyone know?

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