Which I guess is pretty good. Both Harbicht and Chandler seemed to be pleased that they had actually convinced a real actual former Mayor to stand up and say that yes, he would vote for these two candidates for City Council. This even though under the law Dr. Chang can personally only vote for one of these candidates at a time without causing himself some possible legal jeopardy. After all, even former Mayors are subjected to the ages old "one man, one vote" rule.
And that is if either live in his neighborhood. Hopefully there isn't any confusion here on this issue. I know how difficult this districting process has been for some.
Out of curiosity I looked around a little to see how the other City Council candidates were doing with their endorsements by former Arcadia mayors. Joyce Platt, who along with Jolly Wu is opposing Roger Chandler in his bid for an umpteenth term in office, seems to be doing particularly well in this category.
This from Joyce's campaign Facebook page (link).
So it would appear that as far as the former Mayor of Arcadia vote is going, Joyce Platt would be leading Roger Chandler by a pretty hefty three to one clip.
Tom Beck (link), who is being challenged by perennial City Council candidate Bob Harbicht, has the endorsement of the same former Mayors as Joyce Platt, plus one. So we're looking at yet another landslide in former Mayor votes.
Jolly Wu is endorsed by former Mayor Gail Marshall. Gail Marshall has been out going from door to door campaigning for Jolly.
Additional news on this important issue as soon as it becomes available.
Roger Chandler takes the "Lawn Signs Confiscated by the City" lead
|The lawn sign king and admirers.|
While Roger Chandler might be losing badly in the former Mayor endorsement category, he is by far the leader in another area that many people are following closely this election. That being the removal by the city of illegally placed campaign lawn signs race.
Earlier this week a concerned resident sent the following note to Arcadia's City Manager, Dominic Lazzaretto. This was accompanied by photos proving that misdeeds had indeed been committed.
Dear Dominic - Good morning. Lisa Mussenden, Arcadia election official, sent every candidate for City Council the guidelines for yard signs. She did this twice and she asked ALL CANDIDATES to comply with Arcadia zoning code article IX and with Use of Land, chapter 1, table 3-14 and 3-15. Please inform me if Ms. Mussenden is incorrect and that only some candidates need to comply, but not others.
Attached are photos of several instances of campaign signs violating city code and Use of Land. The photos were taken on March 6th, 2018, almost one month after Gail Marshall spoke at city council about the misplacement of campaign yard signs throughout the city.
Thus alerted, City Manager Lazzeretto quickly replied with this stunning information.
This morning, our code enforcement staff removed 20 Chandler signs, 4 Harbicht signs, and 1 Platt sign from the general area you had mentioned over the past few days. It should include the ones noted in the photos you sent earlier today. Please let our code enforcement staff (or Lisa) know about any other areas of concern on this matter.
We are also sending out further clarification to all candidates on what the sign regulations are related to election signs. It should be very similar to what I sent you yesterday. All candidates must comply with the regulations equally. - Dominic
The Tattler would like to be the first to congratulate Roger Chandler on his stunning performance in the "Lawn Signs Removed by the City" category. As a former City Council candidate myself (albeit it in Sierra Madre, not Arcadia), I can appreciate the backbreaking effort this must have taken.