Last week, the lucky residents of District 5 in Arcadia were gifted with a satirical treat from the opposition to Roger Chandler. This piece of marketing genius capitalized on the familiar and popular Monopoly brand and transfixed the reader into a new quantitative reason for NOT voting for community backstabber Roger Chandler.
Not only do we get to chuckle at all the quirky quips modeled after the original board game, but we have real, hard facts, irrefutable evidence of the voting history of the candidate begging for re-election. It seems Chandler's actions speak louder than words.
He's a sell out, plain and clear.
A whole committee was formed just to oppose Roger Chandler in this election, and it seems to be fronted by a real person who lives and votes in the area where Roger is running. Congratulations to the people who fight back against the demagogues and their mysteriously funded war chests.
Hopefully, District 5 residents are now getting the message that Chandler cares more about the profits of developers than quality of life for the residents. Chandler's biggest lie is that limits on building will cause property values to collapse.
That certainly didn't happen in Sierra Madre, and it didn't happen in Arcadia, either. Sierra Madre has proven time and again that preservation and reasonable building codes protects the property values of the residents.
Those houses that sit next to these oversized mausoleum-looking monstrosities lose their privacy, their views, sunlight and, of course, big chunks of their property value.
Preservation has worked in Sierra Madre, San Marino, Monrovia, Pasadena and just about every other city in the San Gabriel Valley. Why the people of Arcadia keep electing those pro-development sell-outs, well, I will never understand that.
It's like paying for the rope they'll hang you with.
- The Mansionization of Arcadia.
- $130 million unfunded pension liability.
What can Arcadia have to look forward to if Chandler is re-elected?
- Votes to revoke the codes limiting the size of new homes.
- Votes to revoke tree preservation.
- Votes for cell towers in residential neighborhoods.
- Votes for raises to the police and fire which will balloon taxes and still end up bankrupting the City of Arcadia.
Dump the chump. Save the town.