Friday, April 6, 2018

Question: Real Estate Agents from other cities are Andy Bencosme’s biggest donors. Why are they investing in a candidate for the Sierra Madre City Council?

Why hold your kickoff event at an Arcadia Realtor office?
According to the legally mandated California FPPC Form 460 Recipient Committee Campaign Disclosure Statement on file at Sierra Madre City Hall, Andy Bencosme has received contributions of $100 or more from the following people:

Larry Kallis – Real Estate Agent with Century 21 in Arcadia
Margaret Garmore – Real Estate Agent with Podley Properties in Pasadena
Thomas O. Berge – Real Estate Agent with Berge Co in Alhambra
Greg Astorian – Real Estate Agent with Remax in Glendale
West De Young – Real Estate Agent with Compass in LA
Kristine Mathison – Real Estate Agent with K & M Real Estate in Arcadia
James Maceo – Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams in Pasadena
Barry Storch – Real Estate Agent with Dilbeck in Pasadena
Alex Velasco – Real Estate Agent with Podley Properties in Pasadena
Suzanne Dunjel-Soto – Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams in Arcadia
James Pai – Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker in San Gabriel
Andy Bencosme – Real Estate Agent with Century 21 in Sierra Madre

QUESTION: Why has Andy Bencosme sent out three city-wide mailings and failed each time to mention that he is a Real Estate Agent working for Century 21?

QUESTION: Why did Andy Bencosme hold his campaign kick-off party at the Arcadia Association of Realtors rather than in the city of Sierra Madre?

QUESTION: Do you really believe that real estate agents from other cities want to preserve the small-town charm and character of our “Village of the Foothills”?

Follow the money and ask questions.  A vote for Andy Bencosme is a vote supported by real estate agents in Arcadia, Alhambra, Glendale, Pasadena and Los Angeles.

What is in it for them?

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130 comments:

  1. Nothing new here today, why not?
    Has anyone else receive that Sierra Madre door stop drop off flyer; "The Taxpayer Gazette"?
    Can't deny the facts about the UUT and how the money has been spent, and how we all have been mislead by City Hall and all of the City council.
    Moderator, what's your take on this factual flyer?

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    1. What did I think? Nothing new there. It's all stuff I posted here two years ago when we were trying to keep utility taxes at 6%. Putting the city out of business as you apparently wish to do would be a disaster. Sure, the reasons for utility taxes being so high are bad. But the city is stuck with its bond and pension debt. Honestly, you'll be lucky to get 20% of the vote.

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    2. Andys is a shill for real estate agents and developers. This is the smoking gun that proves it.

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    3. Great work once again Tattler. Andy will vote with his supporters. I checked all of his mailers and you are right. He does not say anywhere that he is a real estate agent. Why is he deliberately hiding this fact from the voters? It can only be because he knows what he is going to do to Sierra Madre if he gets elected and doesn't want the voters to know.

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    4. That flyer is actually funny. And not "I'm laughing at your point to be hostile" funny. I mean literally, absurdly funny. If anyone is less informed, tax-sensitive and a bit on the fence about Measure D, they'll see that flyer on their doorstep and think, "Ah, I get it now. The crazies got something on the ballot."

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    5. Mine is on the bottom of my birdcage.Taxes and utilities are out of controll but I live in a beautifull place and like it here. I am not going to "cut off my nose to spite my face"....

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    6. That's a lot of real estate agents from other cities. Do they have developer clients who want to change the rules to make it easier to tear down homes or build bigger houses than what's allowed now? Doesn't seem far- fetched to me.

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    7. I think developers everywhere are facing increasing anger from people who like their communities and don't want to be bullied into something else, so the developers can then leave and live somewhere they haven't ruined - yet.

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    8. The flyer shows 2016 figures. Half of those people no longer work for Sierra Madre. Our new City Manager Gabe along with Council members Denise Delmar and Rachelle Arizmendi have come up with a lean version of city employee expenses. Don't be fooled by 6:18's claims, they were factual in 2016, but this is 2018. Vote to retain our present city government and no on Measure D.

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    9. I don't trust someone who tries to hide the fact that he is s real estate agent. He's doing that for a reason. Trying to fool the voters.

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  2. At least Thumps ratings are up!!

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    1. Only if you watch Fox News.

      Poll: Trump approval drops to record low
      http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/381748-trump-approval-drops-to-record-low-in-march

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    2. Historian John Meacham Predicts End Of Trump Presidency
      https://crooksandliars.com/2018/04/historian-john-meacham-predicts-end-trump

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    3. This post is about Andy not Trump. If Andy gets elected, that's the beginning of the end for Sierra Madre.

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  3. It’s not where they work, where do they live? Do they live in SM?

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    1. They're all people who do not live in Sierra Madre. They are giving Andy money because if he wins he will work to open Sierra Madre up to development and that will benefit them.

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    2. I worry about where they work and where they live. Most likely they live in the city where they work. What interest do they have in the politics of Sierra Madre? Developers fund candidates all the time and worse.

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  4. After the UUT passes the next thing will be a PARCEL TAX, wait for it. This parcel tax will be to save the library.

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    1. I agree we need a parcel tax

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    2. Tax tax tax. How much is enough? It's never enough.
      I am voting YES on D. If it passes, then the City can put a UUT on the next ballot at a lower rate and a sunset clause. The sky is not falling down.

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    3. 6:56. Sorry, the UUT has already passed. This measure will mean the UUT no longer exists. And, yes, we need a parcel tax and I suggest it will be for the library.

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    4. The current UUT was voted in by 71% of the voters. Measure D was put forward by sore losers who are either slow learners (Richey) or think its funny to sabotage government while grossly underpaying real estate taxes on their $3 million property compared to a new buyer (McMonigle).

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    5. Taxes are the least of our workers. Developers are at the gates and salivating for Andy to get elected and carry their water.

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  5. https://www.armstrongeconomics.com/international-news/politics/bernie-sanders-admits-the-democrats-are-a-failure/

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    1. Bernie and Donald have a couple of things in common. They're both over 70 and they both say a lot of stupid things.

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    2. Bernie is wicked smart
      Trump just wicked

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  6. Many supporters of Measure D are going to vote for Benscosme because of his so-called "property rights" stance. It is a two front campaign to wreck Sierra Madre.

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    1. Slick Andy is playing both sides of the street.

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    2. Andy is all about property rights except for the neighboring owners who have their views, light and privacy and property value destroyed by a 2-story McMansion the size of an aircraft carrier built next door.

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    3. Well said, 12:20.

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    4. What about the property rights of all the neighbors adversely impacted by some of the monstrosities being built by speculators and developers who don't care a lick about our town.

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  7. Andy's campaign is so similar to Measure V, that it is scary! If you didn't live in Sierra Madre 10 years ago - the Building Industry and the Arcadia Board of Realtors, as I recall, sent out post card after post card warning of the dire consequences if Measure V passed. What was at stake was 75 condos to be built on the Howie's/Taylor's property and another 55 where the Kensington is, or vice versa. We small band of concerned citizens walked, walked, walked, and with our donations totalling about $20,000, got Measure V passed. They're back...please, please, please help us defeat this guy - keep the big realtor money out of Sierra Madre. Pass the word along, tell all your neighbors. Knock on the doors of everyone on your block, make sure they vote on Tuesday for the three incumbents.

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    1. Just want to add to 7:38 - the DSP (Downtown Specific Plan) had many more ambitions than condos. In all, it was based on a projection of 36,000 people living here, and all the houses and buildings and transportation they would need. It covered the area a few blocks from east of the blvd., and ran to Lima.

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    2. The move to destroy downtown Sierra Madre and replace it with mixed use 4 story condos was spearheaded by the Arcadia Association of Realtors. Andy Bencosme was the president of that organization twice. And it was the AAR offices where he held his campaign kickoff.

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    3. The DSP was predatory development at its worst.

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    4. The real estate agents and developers are trying to gain a toe hold on the city council and Andy is their candidate. Post this on Facebook and get the word out about what's at stake.

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    5. Everyone needs to post the link to this Tattler post. The people need to know. Andy is hiding the fact that he is a real estate agent. All the other candidates say what they do. It's usually relevant.

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  8. The land on which Howies and the Post Office are located, still up for a debate with Measure V.
    The Kensington has how many units or suites? That was a acceptable build because so many voters considered the empty hospital an eyesore.
    The issue was that residential should not have been placed in a business district, but hey, it looks pretty.

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    1. It was a good compromise
      The hospital it replaced likely had the same number of beds, water usage and old people

      And it was criminally ugly

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  9. What are the State of California rules on campaign contributions? Could be Andy's following the rules.

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    1. Yes, he disclosed that he is supported by realtors from lots of places other than Sierra Madre.
      The next batch of papers, that was due April 1, had nothing listed - nada, zip, zero.
      Do you think the realtors closed their wallets?
      Or maybe Bencosme thought he would be better off hiding until that last possible moment, so it wouldn't appear in the Tattler...

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    2. Andy made some stupid campaign mistakes. Another sign that he is not from here and does not know this town.

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  10. Place the blame with Sacramento on the numbers of stack and pack condos, that's happening all around California.
    Voting incentive, you can pick up a Metro Bike on the cheap.

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    1. All Sacramento has done is pass legislation that gives developers and realtors (small 'r' intentional) an advantage. It is what their lobbying money got them. The state and the town wreckers are joined together at the hip.

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  11. The choice in this City Council election is clear to anyone who takes a few minutes to study it. Andy is officially issueless (except for selling the library which he flip-flopped on) because he is hiding his true positions. These are clear from his many campaign donations from out-of-town development interests.

    The problem is the election will likely have very low turnout. The combination of the small minority that actually wants large-scale development plus low information voters who support Andy because he is a nice guy may just be enough to get him elected.

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  12. This is really simple but very difficult. Simple because Sierra Madre will never be the same if Andy us elected. Nice guy but wrong motive for running.

    Difficult because it is not easy to get people who love living here to get out and vote for the 3 incumbents who have all been strong supporters of preserving Sierra Madre and promoting sensible growth.

    My family moved to Sierra Madre after living in Arcadia. We don't want to have to move again.

    Please vote for Arizmendi,Delmar, and Goss.

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  13. Let me understand the thought process of throwing good money, continued high UUT tax along with probable parcel tax, versus doing the hard work of continued dismantling of over spending on bad retirement or CalPERS.
    Sierra Madre right now,
    owes its employees somewhere between $12.3 million and $40 million.
    Sierra Madre is insolvent on paper.
    This is the reasoning of the city council when a 5-0 vote to remove the Sunset Clause was made.
    If the UUT had remained at 6% the hard work of being fiscally responsible would have been a priority.
    You are correct, we are not of the same thought process of thinking this bandaid remedy of throwing GOOD money after bad will work.
    The City is already out of business, as you stated, you are only supporting CALPER S payout.

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    1. So basically you're saying the residents of Sierra Madre would be better off if the City declared bankruptcy and was dissolved. I disagree.

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    2. So 8:58, you think passing Measure D will fix this problem? You think bankrupting the City is magically going to make these pension obligations disappear? How very Trumpian of you.

      I have news for you. Sierra Madre is not insolvent. It's real property assessed valuation is measured in the millions of dollars. I agree that it was irresponsible for past City Councils to hand out overly generous pensions. But we are stuck with them, and we the residents are going to pay them one way or the other.

      I'd prefer to maintain our local control, work toward improving City cost efficiency and make due with reasonable albeit higher tax burden. This is what the current City Council is doing, and I hope future Councils continue. The alternative is passing Measure D, bankrupting the City and having taxes imposed on us by a bankruptcy judge and/or the county administrator.

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    3. 9:53, You forgot to finish your comment with [Drops Mic, Walks Off Stage]!

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    4. Thanks 10:36. The thing I actually got wrong was Sierra Madre's assessed valuation is in the billions, not millions. According to this county report (http://file.lacounty.gov/SDSInter/auditor/portal/132522_2008-09TPG__FINAL.pdf), it was over $1.5 billion in 2008. Likely near or even over $2 billion by now.

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  14. 8:33 and 8:36 are right. The funny thing is that the incumbents could be victims of their own success. The City is well run and more cost effective than in the post. Sensible growth has supplanted predatory development. 1 Carter has been quiet.

    So things are pretty good and there are no major controversies. Unfortunately that tends to translate to low voter turnout which might allow Andy to sneak through. Don't go there Sierra Madre.

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  15. 9:12am. Quiet? Ah, could be that the lawsuit against Sierra Madre and Carter 1 has not been settled!

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  16. Doesn't matter that Mr. Benscome is a realitor, he has been involved in the community for years.
    Most of the incumbents had never set foot in city hall before throwing their hat into the ring.
    Preserving Sierra Madre is in the DNA of the town; a few "dirts", have had their hands in your pocket.
    If residents choose to not involve themselves for what ever reason, you get back what you give.

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    1. All of the incumbents running for re-election served on City boards/committees/commissions before running for City Council. Goss on Library Board, Arizmendi on Community Service, and Delmar on General Plan Update.

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    2. Andy has to be considered the carpetbagger. Most of his volunteer work was in Monrovia. Only his recent stint on the Community Service Committee is noteworthy in Sierra Madre. All three incumbents have served Sierra Madre for years, as noted above.

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  17. Whew 9:53am., for a moment I thought the concept of the County of Los Angeles taking control of the town and its financial obligation was out of your level of understanding.
    The town is on the hook no matter what; the money pit in city hall is deeper than anyone had cared to check; the hiring of a new City Manager is what finally shed light into the abyss. The UUT will not save the continuing pension debt, only an immediate intervention.
    The spiraling down of the town and the IOU's the city is obligated to pay, have taken over 20 years to amass.
    Check your facts on the current fiscal revenues and expenditures on the City's website; data from the audited reports.
    Then you may want to check 2016 City-Data.com and 2016:Transparent California/2015 Pension Tracker.
    President Trump has zero to do with SM's mess, but then again, you probably voted for Gov. Jerry Brown.

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    1. Great 10:39. So passing Measure D to bankrupt the City is going to help how?

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    2. Again, 10:39 is asking us to check the 2016 figures. I guess he forgot this is 2018.

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  18. Measure D supporters are like a stalker that pours sugar in your gas tank so they can come to your “rescue”.

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    1. Disagree - they are people who are sensibly fed up with a huge city hall population to support the small city we live in.
      I voted against Measure D because I know it would be too hard a blow, but it was a tough choice.
      The city staff is bloated and unnecessary.

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    2. There isn't a huge city hall population. That's a lie the Pasadena Tea Party tells by comparing us to La Canada when they know our numbers include police and fire employees and La Canada's numbers do not include police and fire employees because La Canada contracts with the county. So they falsely claim that Sierra Madre has more employees per capita because they exclude all the contracted labor from La Canada's numbers.

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  19. 9:53, you are so wrong! Denise Delmar was Chairperson of the General Plan Update Steering Committee. It took 4 years to complete, and the committee under her leadership saved the city $250,000. Rachelle Arizmendi was on the Community Services Commission.

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    1. Denise Delmar has been a great asset to the town. Nobody better. Please vote for her. She is not ambitious and not a political animal. Only cares about going what's best for the residents of Sierra Madre.

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  20. Forgot to post at 7:38 that the building industry spent $180,000 fighting Measure V.

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  21. Delmar has already lost. 40% or more of the votes have already been cast in the form of absentee ballots. Bencosme mailed to these people repeatedly and Delmar mailed once and too late just like she did last time with Noah. Except this time Jose didn't make Noah's mistakes.

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    1. Andy's mailings were inane. You're obviously dreaming.

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    2. Andy's mail outlined his qualifications. Delmar...nothing. Plus Goss and Capoccia are conducting a whisper campaign telling people to vote for Jose.

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    3. The people I spoke with didn't get past the pictures.

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    4. If Andy wins because absentee voters go for him because he's a nice guy who loves the town, then we deserve what we get. I have more faith in Sierra Madre voters.

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    5. 12:04, you didn't read the material on Delmar. Her qualifications and experience are the best of any of the candidates, or the council.

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    6. "Goss and Capoccia are conducting a whisper campaign telling people to vote for Jose." Right 12:04, we're supposed to believe your hearsay of others hearsay. I've spoken to Goss and Capoccia about the election, and both have told me how important it is to maintain the current council in place. Goss has said so publicly in candidate forums.

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    7. Andy's for the love and the parties, that's what he emphasized.

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    8. 11:17 is assuming most people are stupid. Very unkind and uncivil.

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    9. The mark of the Downtown Dirt party.
      They haven't gone away.

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    10. They come out from under their rocks right around election time.

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    11. Cappocia and Harabedian froze Denise out and haven't supported her. Harabedian did give to Goss's campaign and Goss has an Arizmendi sign in his front yard. Nice.

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    1. So is this a post from Andy's campaign, to make the Tattler look bad?

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    2. No need for personal attacks when the evidence of funding from outside destructive interests is so clear.

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    3. This one is very persistent. About the 10th time he has tried. Almost slipped one past me.

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    4. Agreed 12:25 - what a gift it can be to just look at the money! Tells the whole story.

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    5. It's an old Downtown Investment Club trick, a kind of reverse mud-slinging. Sling mud, point to it, and accuse the other side of doing it.

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  23. 9:44am. That Hospital was a business, the city collected the business tax.
    The Kensington is a residential retirement home, no business tax is paid to the city.
    YOU are subsidizing with your "taxes", a million dollar plus, tax free "pretty building"

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    1. 12:14, what business tax do think the City collected from the hospital? Cities don't collect income tax. And did that magical business tax keep getting paid when the place was shuttered?

      I'm sure that the Kensington pays the City a business license fee just as the old hospital did when it was operational. Plus the property tax collected from the Kensington is far higher than from the dilapidated building it replaced.

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  24. 11:10am. What part of bankrupt don't you understand? The city is already bankrupt, check the city comprehensive Annual Financial report (CAFR).
    The (OBEB) Cities pension and other Post-employment Benefits needs to be added into your calculations.
    * calculated by the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research.

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    1. I think what your trying to get at is the City is insolvent, not bankrupt. Bankrupt means filing in the Federal Bankruptcy Court for protection from creditors. Thankfully, the City has not done so. So is your goal with Measure D to push what you claim is an insolvent City into actual bankruptcy? If not, why don't you answer my original question, how is passing Measure D going to help?

      Additionally, there is a fundamental problem with your insolvency claim. Namely, that the City's pension obligations can simply be paid by raising taxes on Sierra Madreans. The pension obligations aren't going away. They will be paid. The only question is who is going to do it, the Sierra Madre City Council that we elect and advise, or a bankruptcy judge or county administrator.

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  25. I loved it when Jose Andy Bencosme went after the "long commute" - so Goss driving back & forth from Long Beach where he teaches, Harabedian driving goodness knows how long on the freeways to DTLA & back, Arizmendi also a commuting warrior for her big-powered job, and of course, his target Delmar with her trips to Northern California to work.
    It's the scatter shot approach, taking 'em all down.

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    1. Most people in town who work have to commute. That's just life in a little town on the edge of a big city. Can't see this claim garnering many votes.

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    2. It might have offended some people. Andy made it sound like commuters are second class citizens.

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    3. My favorite jab was Andy, or his campaign manager more likely, saying the participating in community service wasn't just for bullet points. This after his participation creds were listed as clauses in sentences, rather than bullet points.

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    4. Finally, an issue!
      A vote for Benscome is a vote against bullet points.

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  26. I wish that poster would come back who said that Andy did not hold his kick-off event in Arcadia.

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  27. Notice how Measure D backers whine and moan about past City spending habits (to which I agree to some extent), but never say how Measure D is going to help. Really they're just mad and they want to blow the whole thing up -- just like a five year old who is losing at Monopoly so he upsets the game board.

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  28. 12:48pm. Then you don't mind bulldozing all the downtown business district as it no longer supports this town and requires a UUT tax to keep city hall doors open.
    If the corner lot that Howies leases becomes another Kensington because of being an eyesore, you just cart your groceries further up the hill.
    You are right, this town really is a bedroom community.

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    1. Who said anything about bulldozing anything? I merely pointed out that the City doesn't have any special business tax, and that the Kensington pays far more taxes to the City than the building it replaced.

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  29. 12:28 pm. Yes, the LLC had to continue paying property tax.
    The Kenistington is a non profit, no bedrooms only suites! they do not pay the same property tax.
    A tiny portion of the lot remained business zone so that the 501c business office would meet the zoning standards of operational million dollar plus in a business district.
    The facade in front does not pay a business tax; this is for the Keninston residents and was designed, per Planning Commision decisions to have the 501c fit into the downtown area.

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    1. The Kensington is a for-profit business. It pays property taxes.

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  30. 1:15pm ask your neighbors for a copy of The Taxpayers Gazette. As a Councilman you already are bias in your outlook of the town's financial crisis.
    We are not about to throw good money after bad, all the while acknowledging that this is a bandaid repair, similar to the mailing if the Library questionnaire.
    Just another non City Council decision pushed off so that no one looks bad, might as well bring in more consultants to run the town.

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    1. More baseless claims by a Measure D nutty. I’m not a Councilmember, just a regular Sierra Madrean who doesn’t want to see the town destroyed.

      Please stop the whataboutism and answer the question, how will Measure D help?

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  31. Hi, I'm Andy! I'm for moving the library and keeping it right where it is. Vote for me!

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  32. Just think about how many of Andy’s cronies would have to be listed if they hadn’t been smart enough to give under a $100.00. You don”have to report them. There is so much to answer after reading these blogs; Yes, the throw away paper listed a lot of true facts. The CC MUST address pensions. I asked Andy why he was running-he said he wanted to give people a choice. Okay, he has never said what he would improve or how he would do it. Maybe that’s obvious if he is in league with developers. It is because the people of Sierra Madre have taken for granted that the place they have chosen to live will always be the same. They don’t pay attention to what is going on around them. They rarely vote If Andy gets in the town will have a real fight on it’s hands in 2 years.

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    1. When Joe Mosca was asked why he was running he used to answer, "I just want to make a difference." Same meaningless nonsense.

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    2. I have also thought about Mosca, 2:43, with the emphasis on all the love.

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    3. "This special town, so near and dear to our hearts."

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    4. "This special town ______________ , so near and dear to our hearts."
      (fill in the bland)

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    5. I hear they think Mosca sucks in Encinitas.

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    6. We'll have to wait and see how he does in his bid for the council. Joe is kind of wily, and he really works on the women for the sympathy vote:
      "I'm just a loving person who's persecuted. Won't you help me? Your hair looks beautiful today."
      That's not what he says about them when their backs are turned.

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  33. Can the moderator give us instruction on how to print to a pdf (article and comments) and save it on the hard drive?

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  34. The Measure D people have been told and know that our pension obligations can't be discharged in bankruptcy and yet they are trying to drive us into bankruptcy to prove what? That government can't exist without tax revenue? Only a mentally slow idiot like Richey would think that is some kind of revelation that people were unaware of. In McMonigle's case he is already annually underpaying his real estate tax by $22,000 a year compared to a new home buyer. It's like an ex-wife who gets you arrested and fired from your job then complains when you don't pay her alimony. McMonigle and Richey should be tarred and feathered.

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  35. 2:10pm. Kensington does not even pay their employees, what was that photo in the Mountain View News all about.
    City Hall will have public information available on the amount of property taxes paid for that building.

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  36. Just wondering if the people that spoke at end of last Arcadia City Council meeting have in fact located their brains yet.

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  37. 3:42pm. If course everyone understands that pension obligations cannot be dissolved in bankruptcy court.
    The city is obligated to pay them off, that is how the state attorney's wrote CalPERS into law.
    The city can however replace CalPERS with 401 k benefits, paying out less to employees and continue to pay down the CalPERS debth, in order to avoid the bankruptcy that most if not all cities in California are headed with the iron clad deal of CalPERS.

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    1. The cities are obligated to the retired pensioners even if they decided to pull out of CalPERS.

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    2. Blame Doyle, Hayes, Stockley. Those are the idiots that screwed Sierra Madre.

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    3. Hey 6:31, don't leave out John Buchanan.

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  38. Then run for city council and vote against any employment contract that calls for a defined benefit plan like CALPERS. But playing financial saboteur and actively trying to harm the city and home values because you can't win a council election is something that a freak does.

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  39. Predictions:
    Bencosme, Tay (Chandler), Bulldozer all go down in resounding defeat.
    Tom Becker and Joyce Platt get elected. (Becker is Becks new name per Tay sheep).

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    1. That's interesting. Who is the city hall insider that gave you this confidence?

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  40. Maybe all those realtors are motivated for concern for their neighbors, and they are hoping that Sierra Madre will continue to exist as a unique and remarkable small town on the edge of a bumping megalopolis. They've donated to a candidate for our city council out of humanitarian impulses....

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  41. Measure D.....just got a good laugh from the NO on Measure D. Shows just how smart they really are. The "UTT" really? Got some really smart people behind that campaign.

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    1. Ed Garcia smashed you 2 years ago and he will smash you 4 days from now.

      The Tea Party newspaper mocks Amy Putnam who is a disabled old lady and claims she somehow can't be trusted with "taxpayer dollars" when she was just the treasurer for Yes on Measure D and has nothing to do with taxpayer dollars. McMonigle and Richey...you're responsible, and people are going to know it.

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    2. I meant Yes on Measure UUT not Yes on Measure D. If McMonigle and Richey do not publicly apologize for what their allies in the Pasadena Tea Party circulated in Sierra Madre about Amy (who can barely speak after her stroke and can't defend herself) then McMonigle and Richey can expect to be featured in full page ads once a month in the Mountain Views News for the next year calling them cowards who refused to defend their own Measure at any public forums and smeared a defenseless old lady that has nothing to do with No on Measure D.

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  42. 4:36pm.New to Sierra Madre? CalPERS was brought to the city in the 1990's when the council voted to make a change from 401k's and upgrade to CalPER S.
    This change in the benefits package has been a nightmare ever since.

    Each council since then has had ample opportunity to make changes and restore Sierra Madres General Fund.
    The UUT would never would have been necessary.

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  43. That's interesting. Who is the city hall insider that gave you this confidence?

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  44. U T T Unnecessarily Taxed and Taxed.

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    1. The No on Measure D have renamed it the UTT. They can't spell and want you to believe they are smart enough to know how to spend your money. LMAO.

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    2. Does the "D" in Measure D stand for delusional, or just plain dumb?

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    3. You will need to ask the city attorney.

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  45. So many good things happening in Trump world these days.

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