Friday, May 11, 2018

It's Sho Time at the FPPC, and more - Documents Provided by Arcadia's Really Best

The Baloney Sho.
At the Arcadia City Council Meeting on April 24, that ill-fated evening when no new Mayor was selected despite the wishes and hisses of many assembled, Sho Tay quite incorrectly defended himself against accusations of illegal campaign finance shenanigans by proclaiming that he had obtained a special letter from the FPPC (Fair Political Practices Commission) absolving himself of all guilt. This magical piece of paper, however, was missing from Sho's possession at that meeting, and somehow it has never been spoken of again by the overtime Mayor Pro Tem. Perhaps you've wondered why.

However, one observant resident of Arcadia had the presence of mind to contact the FPPC and request this seemingly elusive document. The FPPC responded and, as some suspected, no such document ever existed, despite Sho's erroneous claims. What this attentive person had uncovered instead was 3 complaints filed against Sho Tay, and his idiosyncratic written responses to them.

I'm publishing these public documents here, without Sho Tay's permission, or anybody else's for that matter. These are PUBLIC DOCUMENTS that do not compromise any element of accepted privacy, and nobody in the public needs the permission of the writer to do so. There has been some confusion about the whole public document thing lately, so I thought I'd try and make the matter a little clearer. After all, this is America, and it is still a free country.

As you will see from Mr. Tay's rather insipid response, he was aware that 3 complaints had been filed against him and, based on the authors of these 3 assorted complaints, he was sure it was all a part of an evil international plot designed to ruin his good name. Something that couldn't possibly have anything to do with his own deceitful behavior, or that just perhaps he had actually done something wrong, or even illegal.

From Sho's response, you can surmise that the first complaint was about posting illegal mailers during the campaign. The second explains his incomplete information on required filings, and the third is regarding his failure to report his ownership of a certain gun shop/shooting range when he ran for office. Semi-automatic weaponry having fallen into popular disfavor as of late due to the recent mass murders of school children by those using them unsafely.

Apparently Sho believes there was no need for the public to know anything about that since his business is in another city, and not in Arcadia. Either Sho Tay never bothered to read the instructions for filling out mandatory disclosure forms, or he just hoped that no one would notice all of the smoking guns he's left lying around.

Never sent Sho a "get out of jail free" card.
So you can probably surmise where this is going. Sho Tay fibbed wildly at the City Council meeting on May 24 when he only mentioned the one complaint about the illegal campaign mailers. And he also fibbed wildly about having a "get out of jail free" card that he had obtained from the FPPC.

Sho is actually facing two open FPPC investigations, with that third complaint dismissed for a lack of merit. Or because of Sho's fulsome excuses, which in the one case seemed to work. Now all that is left for anyone to do is await Sho Time, with the only question left being how large the fines are going to be. His conviction is all but assured.

Although Sho is experiencing double vision with his FPPC woes, he is also facing allegations that the claims he made in a mailer, which is the subject of one of those FPPC complaints, contained an unfortunate and false statement.

Namely this blatant nonsense: "If you folks remember, there were times I proposed plans or ordinances to enhance the safety of our community, but I got only one vote from Council Member Roger Chandler from District 5." Followed up by, "Regretfully the other council members voted no to the proposals to fight crime even when they claim they care about safety issues."

Tom Beck has challenged Sho Tay numerous times for the date, time, and occasion that Tay made this spectacular proposal that had been turned down, and on April 17 Sho Tay feebly explained it was something in closed session so he was unable to tell anyone about it.

This prompted a series of emails from the astute Laurie Thompson to the City Manager and City Attorney requesting a copy of the notice of the agendized item in closed session that was about public safety.

I am proud to report that the City Attorney's response has finally come in, and it isn't good news for Sho Tay. The City Attorney declared there were no agendized items on public safety discussed in closed session. Despite Sho's claims.

The email from Mr. Deitsch is published below, without his permission, as yet again his is a PUBLIC DOCUMENTMr. Deitsch clearly knows the law and that anything he sends to a resident of Arcadia can be republished without his consent. And for you wannabe lawyers out there, along with certain gutless newspaper publishers, you can Google the Brown Act and find it for yourself.

To review, here is the list of today's revelations.

1) There is no letter from the FPPC clearing Sho's name. None. Even though he said so.

2) There was no closed session item discussing public safety, despite Sho's claim that there was.

3) There are 2 FPPC ongoing, along with quite serious investigations into Sho's illegal campaigning and falsifying required disclosures of business interests.

4) A lie to cover up a lie that he made in a campaign mailer that per California law he wasn't even supposed to be sending out.

5) His campaign was financed by 2 real estate agents that have ties to developers, one of them an agent that doesn't even live in Arcadia. And where did he spend that money again?

The Voice Of Arcadia believes this person should be the Mayor of Arcadia? As does Roger Chandler? For what possible reasons?

Where have Arcadia's ethical standards gone? Expect the city to run at the same level as Sho's campaign was run should he become Mayor.

Here's the paperwork. Enjoy. So you know, there are a lot of other documents available as well. Send me an email and I'll be more than happy to forward you a complete set (sierramadretattler@gmail.com). Pass them around to friends and family. But do be respectful. A lot of good people worked very hard to make this happen.


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113 comments:

  1. Wow, great work, really helpful to see all the evidence in one spot. Tay is guilty big time.

    Attention Tay Sheep Followers:
    Please read all of the evidence on this blog. Read it twice. Maybe 5 times. Print it all out. Get help understanding it. You too wil come to the realization that Tay has lied and needs to be removed from council.

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    1. Hi, 6:13
      Rumor inventor. You won't be the mayor any way.

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    2. Rumors? Really? Maybe you should learn about the FACTS related to Tay.

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    3. I believed that 6:13 AM will not be an investor for the developers in Arcadia.

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    4. That is commendable.

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  2. Seeing Tay’s writing in which he claims “Saving Arcadia’s job is to make his life miserable” just shows how pathetic he is. They’ve been behind reporting Tays violations and thankfully they exist. Thanks David !
    Any Tay “miserable life” reference is the result of Tay himself lying. The people that want him as Mayor and still on council are really misinformed.

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    1. 6:25 do you feel comfortable lying all the time?

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    2. 9:44 Sho Tay feels extremely comfortable lying all the time.

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    3. 9:59
      Do you mean Sho is a Appril's clone? It should not be the case.

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    4. They're opppsites. April tells the truth.

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    5. Sho lied to the HOA's to get elected. After Sho's election he consistently voted in favor of decisions that did not support harmonious and compatible neighborhoods. Then he wonders why he lost support? He claims they are picking on him. No, they are only defending their neighborhoods against council members who sold their votes to developers. Just call me "old" and a dweller of a dirty little home. Just fodder for a developer.

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  3. Lee Kuo for Council!!

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  4. Is the Arcadia Weekly covering this story?

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    1. No, the Arcadia Weekly has been censored. It’s no longer allowed to publish news that offends developers.
      http://www.arcadiaweekly.com/community/arcadia-weekly-your-independent-news-source-welcomes-community-input/

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    2. They got to the Weekly, eh? Not surprised. I'm sure they were easily bought.

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    3. Hopefully they'll still be publishing yummy cupcake recipes.

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    4. Let's celebrate. Great. Wish it be Independent news source from now on .

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  5. Can Pasadena Star News reporter Mr. Yee write this news?

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    1. The Tattler is all we have for real reporting now. He is the only one who can’t be bought and he won’t sell out. He gets paid nothing and doesn’t collect money from advertisements, so he is beholden to no one.

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    2. 6:40 - It depends if Mr. Yee is allowed to write it. Remember, the Star News is housed in a building owned by a very aggressive developer. Their coverage of Arcadia has been very slight. They are part of the captive press.

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    3. Did that developer plan to buy the building that house the Arcadia weekly? Maybe he is better to invest in the Beacon than Hub. When will he buy the white house?

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    4. So pity, by accident, Mr. Crawford happened to help saving Arcadia robbed so many developers but didn't get paid at all.

      Mr. Crawford's great work is being misused even though he is working for his sense of right, not for any money at all.

      Where are those money paid by our city and residents and developers in these years? And city are still under other lawsuit.

      We should not have any lawyers in our council. Look at the city law expenses now. Increasing Much quicker than inflation.

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    5. 10:04am Do you have proof of "city law expenses increasing much quicker than inflation"? I'm sure the Tattler would love to report that. Could "city law expenses" be increasing because developers are no longer getting their way and they are suing? It costs a lot of money to protect the city and its residents from greed.

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    6. Go to buy the city record. check it out yourself.

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    7. If you had based your claim on city records you would have made them available to prove your point. Instead your nose just keeps getting longer and longer. Even young children know the point about this story.

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    8. Pasadena Star NewsAugust 1, 2018 at 12:24 PM

      Pasadena Star News is located at 2 N Lake Ave Suite 150, Pasadena, CA 91101 which is in a building owned by Kin Hui's Singpoli. They are not going to investigate this issue unless they want to upset their landlord.

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  6. Good morning, everyone,

    Please read all of documents posted here carefully, there have nothing inside to prove Sho Tay did anything wrong.

    FPPC said they would make decision to investigate or not within 14 days from April 10. Today is May 11.

    Do we have anything really updated to read?

    Apparently, there is nothing worth investigation at all.

    Saving Arcadia has made so much fake news, which wasted everyone's time.

    What is for?

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    1. Thanks for the comedy, Andy!

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    2. 6:41am Did you purposely skip over the letters where the FPPC said they were investigating? They’re the ones dated April 16 for your easy reference.

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    3. Somebody needs a reboot on their life, fo sho.

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    4. 6:41 has no choice but to fib. Sho is pretty indefensible now.

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    5. Yep. I'm still 😂

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    6. Is Andy here? Please tell him I will join in his group.

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    7. Do they crochet?

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    8. Hundreds of teams you are dealing with now, not only Chinese, also Korean, Japanese, Indians, majority of Caucasians here, many from other countries, not mention it here. Not everyone is Andy. But all of them are Andy like for sure.

      When you know the fact, you say it, don't guess. That creates rumors again, which is the least item we want here.

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    9. Like for sure, Andy.

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  8. Thank goodness we have a transparent government!

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  9. 6:41, you’re obviously living in a World of Denial. Let’s see if I can help. Take one complaint at a time:
    1. Tay admitted on camera twice he gave his campaign funds to other candidates. This is illegal.
    In your mind, HOW is this not true?

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    1. Tom said he knew Joyce had a clean campaign by impersonating official city government documents. So Tom is fully legal because he said he is legal.

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    2. 9:34am Are you trying to say Beck forged city documents? You better have some real proof of something that serious. Making inflammatory comments like that could be construed as libel.

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    3. 6:54 AM: illegal only if it's found by FPPC. not by you or Tom Beck. There is always exception to every rule. I support Tay now, but if he is found guilty, i don't hesitate recall him. but i don't want a person been prosecuted by public or press. Not fair.

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  10. Let’s see VOA post this to their Facebook page. Anyone on Facebook can share this with them. That’s how neighbors help neighbors.

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  11. Once more, The Tattler nails Sho with FPPC documented facts. The question remains, if no definite FCCC violation arrives by the 6/5 CC Meeting, will Sho be permitted to rotate automatically as Mayor ? He put the City at risk for lawsuit with the Brown Act violation issue. Roger Chandler has been damaged by association but profited from Sho's money. When proof of violation arrives, will Roger then vote to remove Sho from Council or will he abstain? Roger will be sidelined without Sho. What a joke the Council Meetings will be if Sho presides
    with no concern for using Roberts Rules of Order. Will Roger "tutor" him as an enabler who owes his seat to
    Sho ?

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  12. Read April 27, please. Not made any determination yet.

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    1. 7:24am. Yes, the FPPC has not made any FINAL determination about the additional allegations submitted after the investigation was opened. But, the investigation is still open and Sho did not respond to the additional allegations. The final determination will be the amount of the fine. If the allegations lacked merit, the FPPC would have dismissed the complaint and not opened an investigation, like they did with the complaint about incorrect information in the disclosure statements which Tay said he corrected, so no investigation on that complaint. When a complaint lacks grounds for a fine, it’s not investigated. When a complaint warrants fines, it’s investigated to determine the amount of the fine.

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  13. Once a crook always a crook, strips and spots do not change either. Keep them wanted posters alive.

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  14. Guilty! Guilty! Guilty!

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  15. Imagine that clown Tay trying to run the CC meeting. It may be worth letting him be mayor just for the laughs of him in action. Domonic will be correcting him non stop then will be labeled a racist by those nutjob cult ladies that ‘speak’ in favor of their Savior Tay.

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  16. Isn’t the Arcadia Asian community a bit tired of Tays lies ?

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    1. From such a talented community of people you'd think they'd be able to elect someone with skill and class. But instead we got Sho Tay. Messenger boy of developers.

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  17. I'm getting requests for the stash of documents. I won't be able to send those out until tonight. It is a big file of stuff and I will have to be at my computer to do that. Sorry for the delay.

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    1. Thanks, John, for the critically important work you're doing. With the all the local papers under the thumb of Singpoli now (Arcadia Weekly, Star News, former reporters as PR flacks and race-baiters, etc.) the "captive press" no longer functions as part of our democracy.

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    2. Incredible times considering a nut is controlling what those newspapers print.

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    3. This is all about development. Everything else is politics.

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    4. The FBI needs to get involved in regards to Singpoli and his control over what the news outlets and journalists (Arcadia Weekly/Star News) can and can’t write and publish. This is absolutely crazy that a big bad wolf (Singpoli and his crew) can, so far, get away with it.

      I also hope they investigate the fact that there was someone who was going to run against Sho Tay, but was silenced and had to pull his forms.

      We can’t and won’t sit idle.

      Arcadia is a mess, and it’s because of these strong-armed bullies.

      This began as land use issues, not race. Sad times when one side (ahem) chooses to play the race game. Stop doing it. That’s not what it’s about.

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    5. Go ahead 10:19. Verify your imagination again, create more fake news please.

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    6. Oh no. Not Angry Andy again!

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    7. He's bitter.

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    8. Do I hear Chihuahua barking?

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  18. It is almost like the FBI and the Obama Administration unmasking operatives when working off of fake information during a Presidential election.

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    1. Yes. We should never forget that Donald Trump is a developer and blames everyone else for things he did himself.

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    2. Sho, Roger and Bulldozer are all Trump supporting Republicans.

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  19. Thanks to bringing up the topic fighting with crimes. Great topic.

    Let's all wait and check out much serious crimes like impersonating official documents, racism, robbery, copyright infringement, misusing nonprofit organization account, conflicted business interests, frauds in bar association.... a lot to learn for sure.

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    1. Thanks Andy!

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  20. 8:17am. Great things, President Trump says something and then keeps the promise and gets results.
    Haven't seen promises and results since the Ronald Reagan Presidential years.

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    1. Like most developers he's a racist.

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    2. 8:57 agreed.

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    3. He promised to share his tax returns. Lie
      Promised he’d lock up Hillary. Lie
      Promised to repeal Obamacare. Lie


      I regret voting for him

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  21. 8:52 agreed. Trump does what he promised.

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    1. Hide the children and porn stars.

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    2. 8:59, 9:03, quit hitting the damn space bar.
      8: 52
      8: 57

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    3. 11:17, do I gotta explain everything?
      The fool at 8:59 and 9:03 keeps putting s load of spaces in posts. See the spaces between 8 and 52 ?
      Wake up!

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    4. "Space is the place." - Sun Ra

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  22. Too Many improper things Trump did in the past, similar to Clinton.

    But he is the only one can bring American economic back. Otherwises we have been in another much deeper recession since a year ago.

    Depends on what you want. But most of us don't have any talents to do either good thing or bad thing for sure. Why do we so picky on others, jealous? Loser feeling?

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    1. What is wrong with the people pitching in and working to make government good? Isn't that what democracy is all about?

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    2. Comrade 9:10. You should try to find better Russian to English translation software.

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    3. At least you admit it.

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  23. 9:14 look at the comments posted here this morning. Most of them are so low,disgusting. Which government needs this kind of inverse help? worse than helpless.

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    1. Democracy isn't for the sensitive. Maybe you should go to the Arboretum and admire the peacocks.

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    2. Yes, it is low and disgusting to make untruthful claims. So far Sho Tay has come up short in the truth department. It is even more low and disgusting to have an untruthful person on city council let alone as mayor.

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  24. 9:30 am. Democracy IS worth fighting for regardless if you are clueless and crass.
    I agree, it is a great day to get outdoors and walk the Arboretum and admire the peacocks.

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    1. Got to love a cool and misty day.

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  25. 10:25am. Raggedy Andy?

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  26. Tay will get fined, Amundsen will wuss out again and vote him in, Tay will continue to divide the city and look like a complete moron trying to be the big mayor.

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  27. 11:38AM, do you have the lottery numbers for the coming drawing? Can you share with the Tattler's readers?

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    1. 12:28 - So you're saying Sho's behavior will change if he becomes mayor?

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    2. No, not in thousands years. But no one knows what Peter will vote for. Pray hard for this city until June 5. No one wants city of Arcadia always living in the shadow of Gemcoin. Specially when you are out of the country, your city reminded people about Gemcoin and the resigned council man.

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    3. Sho Tay has proven over and over again that he cannot be trusted. It takes integrity to be truthful. Sorry to say that when he ran the last time I voted for him. As they say, fool me once it may not be my fault but fool me twice it rests completely on me. It's like an alligator offering you a ride on his back and then snaps you up for dinner.

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  28. Amundsen knows if he doesn’t vote for Tay he’ll not get re-elected come 2020.

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    1. And if he does vote for a tainted Sho Tay he will not be reelected either. He wanted the purple map. He lived for the purple map and now he will be its victim no matter how he votes.

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  29. The US dollar is strong overseas, Gemcoin is dropping like sifted rice after first rinse.

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    1. People who use dollars over GemCoin are racist.

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  30. No one knows for sure if Peter would run in 2020 again.

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  31. Sometimes in politics you have to do the right thing. Peter will vote no on Sho Tay because he is unfit for the office.

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    1. This is really dumb. Of course Tay should not be mayor, or on the council or have anything to do with city govt, but fortunately he’ll still have the same 1/5 voting power even when April becomes mayor. All the mayor does is go to lame events and hand out awards to volunteers and shake their hands.

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    2. "fortunately"? I think you meant "unfortunately".

      The Mayor presides the CC meetings. Might have a little more influential power over some issues. Can someone clarify this?

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    1. These fake posts make me giggle

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  33. 1:07pm and 1:22pm. Do you both talk about Bitcoin not Gemcoin right?

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  34. It's time for Sho Tay supporters/followers to wake up and distance themselves from him, including those who run businesses or lead non-profit organizations.

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  35. RANTZ & RAVEZ-I am sure like most voters you have felt duped in previous elections when you were promised one thing for agreeing to tax increases but ended up with something else that was hiding deep in the proposition.





    Hidden and misleading text has diverted millions of dollars to other projects that had little or nothing to do with what you voted for. Sadly, it’s not that unusual for government to pull a “bait and switch” on you. As trusting voters, you may have believed that political leaders and the “system” were honest.

    I would think by now, though, that you would be more cautious about trusting the sneaky tactics of some politicians who propose an additional tax increase, even for something you generally support. One would think that after being fooled so many times over the years we’d all have learned to be careful when assessing ballot propositions dealing with any tax. I am referring to your property tax, sales tax and a host of other taxes that are routinely pushed on you with ballot measures.

    In California, there is a rule called “218” which requires a vote of the people for certain tax increases. The voters decide if it is needed and it can only pass if a certain percentage of you support it. If not, it fails. The problem in California is that the taxes that require a 218 vote by the people usually pass and the consequence is an additional tax burden on each of us. Once a measure passes, the hidden language tells the real story about where the money will go.

    Ask yourself this simple question: Have you ever read the full text of any ballot proposition? I don’t mean the bold type describing the measure. I mean the meat of it. I bet most of you have other activities in your life and don’t have the time or interest to do this. Considering the small number of people who actually vote in an election, most likely the only ones who read the full text are the political staff members who drafted the measure in the first place.

    Now that I have brought this to your attention, here’s the most recent issue you should know about: fuel and car tax increases. Currently, there is a move to repeal the two taxes, which I totally support because it was not put to the voters for a vote. It was pushed by the Governor and supported by the majority of the State Assembly and Senate. We all feel the impact whenever we register our cars and fuel our vehicles. With gas prices approaching the $4 range, the gas tax is currently as follows:

    Gas Tax Per Gallon: Federal $.186; California $.437; Sales Tax 4.25%.

    Diesel Tax Per Gallon: Federal $.246; California $.380; Sales Tax 15.0%

    An example of the registration increase is my motorcycle. A 2015 motorcycle went from $208 in 2017 to $256 in 2018. Quite an increase in such a short time.

    I invite you to compare your registration increases to see how much more you are being forced to pay to operate your vehicles on our deteriorating and crumbling roads despite the $5.2 billion that is being generated for the state. I am sure you are driving on the same rough roads with no improvements!

    When you examine the annual $5.2 billion derived from the car registration increase and the gas and diesel taxes, here’s where we have the “switch”: millions are going to go to help support the 2028 Olympics with transportation related issues. Like I mentioned, we are promised one thing then it turns out that other expenditures that have nothing to do with the sales pitch are part of the plan.

    Something to think about when you have a chance to vote to repeal the gas tax and car registration increases.


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    1. I like a high gas tax- y’all who use the roads most should pay proportionally more

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  36. 6:44pm I like your style
    Repeal the Gas Tax & Auto Registration increases.

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  37. Good luck with your petition.

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  38. Millions of hands were once again needed at plants and factories
    everywhere. Unfortunately, I could find precious few locations in the oral arguments
    where judicial clarity was matched by attorney clarity.

    Now every dozen clerks required a technician to maintain their computers for them, and every five technicians a supervisor
    to oversee the maintenance and attend to the employees’ morale.

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  39. we have all the anti Tay and Tay hating comments here but no one at least acknowledge that Tay never deny what he did. At least he is a man and not denying what he did. he wouldn't have done what he is done if he knew those activities were illegal. It's too much price to pay for very little gain! A high schooler would know. i do believe he needed a better campaign manager and adviser that the one he used. Let FPPC and County do their job and wait for verdict. Please don't trial a person by press and public. Our world has too many of this unfair trial by public, i.e. #metoo, President's appointees, and many politicians.... No one should resign because of allegation or complaint. We should wait for investigation result.

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