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Is It Too Easy to Submit Unusual (or Crazy) Ballot Initiatives in California?

It is so easy to make fun of the electoral process in California. Some intentionally, others because they are not bright enough to know they are being mean, vicious and silly. There is an attorney, who for $200, was able to file a statewide ballot measure, “Sodomite Suppression Act,” While that is immediately offensive...

California Political News and Views
No New Dams: Water Money Spent for “Proposed Office of Sustainable Water Solutions”

Guv Brown told us that if we gave him $7.5 billion for a water bond, billions would be spent on dams. So far almost $800 million of that money has been allocated—but not a dime for dams. Most of the money has gone to wetlands, conservation measures and now, figuring out how to get...

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The Demise of California Redevelopment Law, and the Repackaging of Tax Increments for California Municipalities

Thanks to Guv Brown the infamous, corrupt, Redevelopment agencies have been shut down. These agencies stole property from some, gave the property, at reduced prices to others and created a phony economy in many cities. While all very legal, this was really a payoff to donors, unions and special interests. Like Freddie Kruger, it...

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Millions Need to Be On Alert for Medi-Cal Renewal–Being Cut Off for NO Reason

The State of California is trying to outdo the Federal government in incompetence. How incompetent? A young man was thrown off of Medicaid because he no longer lived in the State of California. Where did he live? In lived in Oakland, California—apparently Jerry Brown forgot he was once Mayor of this bankrupt town. Doctors...

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Transparency in California Government?

What is the real unfunded liability for government pension plans? Ask twelve people at CalPERS and you get twelve different answers. Does your Mayor, city manager or the governor tell folks that the government is the banker and bill collector for unions, plus, use tax dollars for union officials to work on union projects?...

California Political News and Views
Phony Fee Increases by California Cities: To Pay Off CalPERS

When your city is asking for a sales tax increase or extension—ask if any of the money is going to the general fund. If so, the money is not being spent for more cops or roads, it is being used to pay the 50% increase in mandated pension contributions by CalPERS. My city of...

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LA Mayor Doesn’t Think It would cost $15 BILLION to Fix City After Earthquake

How much would it cost to rebuild all of the streets in the City of Los Angeles if an earthquake hit? What would it take to replace the water pipes in all of LA? Think replacing libraries and other city government facilities will be cheap. A bad earthquake could destroy most of Los Angeles....

California Political News and Views
California Politicians Playing Games With Veterans/Homelessness—NO Surprise

Want to buy lots of votes, claim you are going to help the veterans that are homeless? In fact, most of the homeless have the same cause, lack of jobs, lack of training, inability to get around, many with emotional and physical problems. Not much different from the rest of the homeless. If we...

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More people are shopping around for health care than you might think

If you want a good quality steak, do you buy the first one you see at the store, or do you check several packages? Want a new car—do you go to the first dealership you can find and tell the salesman you need the agreement to buy a car? Then why do we go...

California Political News and Views
Sacramento City Council to Vote to Allow Urban Farming

Why does it take a vote of the city council to allow you to grow lettuce and onions, then sell them to your friends and neighbors? Does it really matter if you are growing the food for your family and friends, giving it away—or rowing it to make a few bucks? Why is government...

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