The following candidates are my best picks for Chico City Council. None of the three are perfect, but considering who might get elected if they don’t, I’ll go with these:
- Andrew Coolidge
- Matt Gallaway
- Kasey Reynolds
After reviewing the ballot measures and a forum on the issues, here is how I am voting…and keep in mind Tina might have a slightly different take, this is just the way I see it.
NO – It’s just more socialism and they are proposing it as a Vets Housing program, which is on partially true. The biggest share, or $1.5 billion, would go toward the construction and rehabilitation of permanent and transitional rental housing and apartments (aka future ghettos) for California households who earn of up to 60 percent of the area median income (about $41,000 in the Los Angeles metro area).
The second biggest portion of the $3 billion, about $150 million, would be earmarked for cities, counties, transit agencies, and developers to build higher density housing near transit stations.
The idealistic socialists would love to have low end welfare and wage earners (and eventually all of us) living in high rises close to the subways so we can do away with evil cars.
Amends Mental Health Services Act
NO – Same as above, more ridiculous utopian BS. The State of CA created the problem that they want us to solve by throwing money at it.
CA has created a major problem with too many entitlements and look what happened. It’s no wonder we’ve become a magnet for the nation’s mentally ill and unemployables. Now we’re supposed to take care of these expensive problem-people from many other states? No thanks. CA handling of the homeless situation has been nothing short of a disaster – instead we should do a cutback in services and substitute that with “free” bus tickets out of state for those who don’t like it.
NO - Been there done that.
NO – We’ve passed enough of these. Only people behind are unions.
Property Tax Requirement Changes
YES – Will help stimulate real estate market. The real estate money will generate tax revenue and help us keep the state in the black.
Repeal the Gas Tax
YES ABSOLUTELY – this tax is hurting the poorest among us, what were the democrats thinking?
A YES vote on Prop 6 will repeal the new $52 billion gas and car taxes. We support Prop 6.
Permanent Daylight Savings Time
Indifferent – Doesn’t matter that much one way or the other
Regulation of Dialysis Clinics
NO - Flawed, very flawed.
Rent Control –
NO - Once again the State tries to ratchet up socialism. These liberals just can’t help it, they are desperately trying to defy the law of supply and demand and overturn capitalism in favor of un-workable socialism. BIG NO. I want these bums out of my wallet!
Ambulance Employee Rules
YES – These professionals are woefully under-paid. Typically they make around $16 an hour. That’s about what a clerk makes in the bay area. Yet they are highly trained, tested, licensed and must meet the strictest of standards! Typically they work 12 hour shifts and are on call the entire time. Giving them an hour pay for being called out while on a break is not much, but its a step in the right direction.
Farm Animal Confinement - I’m all for the humane treatment of animals. I don’t think this prop is asking too much. They need living space to turn around or lay down. The chicken industry is where most of the problems stem and that’s basically why we have a Prop 12.