Even for those City Councils with members who ran for office as candidates opposed to utility tax increases. Which for this card is 60% of the smiling emojis pictured above. Also a Foothill Village tradition. It is some sort of a mysterious transformation that takes place once anti-utility tax increase candidates are elected and park their mighty fine selves behind the dais. They quickly develop tax hike ants in the pants, and Good Lord Almighty they sure wanna dance.
Maybe it is that pod people thing. Or somehow the City Manager has convinced them to turn over their eternal souls, which she then keeps under her desk in small dark blue bottles. Preserved in pickle brine, powdered batwing and Clorox. I hear she has quite the collection. Certainly that would explain her ability to hold onto that job while everything she touches crashes, burns, explodes, or just flat out fails.
But wait, there's more. Apparently the "Yes On UUT Party" has now spent so much money on these dotty cards that they've run out of money. Why? That Tattler bashing 4-page flyer their narcissistic Pasadena campaign manager spent $3,900 dollars on, done in a steaming hot snit because this blog dared to point out his utility tax flip-flopping ways, helped break the piggy bank.
So now they've been forced to hold a fundraiser. Over at Harabedian's house, of all places. An appropriate setting for dull and uninspiring tax cultists to gather and chew their cuds. Think of it as an exclusive tax hike party just for Measure UUT supporters, necessary because the Five Emojis and their preening campaign manager spent all of the money. Nothing new in that, right?
Did you get this e-mail recently via something called Mail Chimp?
You might want to think carefully about this. It is 2 hours of your life that you will never get back.
Also from today's "Yes On Measure UUT" postcard
I'm sorry, but that is flat-out untrue. A large portion of the funds that would be raised by Measure UUT will go to pay for things like Sierra Madre's over $9 million dollars in unfunded CalPERS debt. It is the elephant in the room that this City Council refuses to acknowledge. Probably because it might cause you to vote "NO."
Rachelle Arizmendi on tax hikes when she ran for office in 2014
"The City of Sierra Madre must learn to live within its means without tax increases."
Uh, sure. Also, apparently Rachelle's solution to "the city's unfunded pension liability ... a growing problem that must be solved" is Measure UUT. Meaning 100% of that money isn't going to stay in Sierra Madre to fund things such as the paramedics or library like it says on "Yes On Measure UUT's" deceptive postcard. Rather a big chunk of it is going to CalPERS, which is located in Sacramento.
Is Eric Olson "All Caps?"
Mod: Interesting exchange on the "No On UUT" Facebook page.
Some of you might remember Mr. Olson from his One Carter/Maranatha advocacy days. Good to see he hasn't gotten the least bit smarter with age.