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The mailer for District 5 tries to pit the candidates' donors against each other. Poor Jolly Wu is penalized for being self-funded, meaning she won't accept money from anyone because she doesn't want to be beholden to anyone, and she's got the money to back that up.
Joyce Platt is picked on for being supported by those horrid monsters in District 2. You know, the ones that try to fight off developers and real estate agents and keep Arcadia the charming, tasteful neighborhood that has helped increase their desirability and property values. Sources close to candidate Platt tell me that actually many of those donors were the parents of the children Ms. Platt taught in the elementary school which is located in District 2. Go figure, the parents of Ms. Platt's students think that she would make a great leader of the City of Arcadia. The nerve of them.
The best part of the mailer, though, is when ARPA claims that Chandler receives campaign donations from "people like you and me." That's if you're a developer, real estate agent or police officer. Someone must have gotten too close to the printer's ink and breathed deep when they wrote that sentence. A look at Chandler's Campaign Finance disclosure statements shows the Cha-Chingaroo received thousands from special interest groups over the years. He carried forward a balance of over $8,000 to his 2018 campaign from his 2014 campaign.
The Chandolopy mailer previously posted on this blog itemizes the entire list of developer money Chandler is utilizing (link). And in an all out effort to keep the identity of donors anonymous, Chandler has claimed that over $8,000 of his campaign contributions in 2018 have been less than $99 per single source. Whoever believes that, I have a bridge to sell you.
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"C You Later" indeed.
So how is that a donation from people like "you and me?"
Tattler Rule #1: It's Always About the Money
By the way, the address for ARPA is now in El Monte. It's a moving target. But since they are now under investigation by the FPPC for campaign law violations (link), maybe they have no choice.
What other outside interests are at play in Arcadia politics?
Oh, and one more question. Didn't crime actually go up on Roger Chandler's watch? According to the Chandler and Harbicht campaigns, it did.
Harbicht Continues To Defy Logic and the Law
This mailer went to District 2 residents of Arcadia and again Bulldozer Bob is thumbing his nose at the law. Even though the City Attorney of Arcadia asked the APOA and Harbicht himself to remove the words of the Arcadia Police Department from the photos of the APOA endorsement, Harbicht flagrantly rubs the nose of the City in his complete defiance of this directive.
This is your crime fighter? A man who won't even follow the law himself?
Please forward your complaints to the City Attorney and City Manager:
Stephen Deitsch firstname.lastname@example.org
Dominic Lazzaretto email@example.com
Good luck getting them to do anything.