Wednesday, April 23, 2014
PLACERVILLE, CALIFORNIA
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City Council sings ‘Kill The Poor’ out of tune

EDITOR:

It seems to me that the Placerville City Council members are entirely self-serving (that is except for the one puppet who is pushing the Round and RoundandRoundabout for her buddy Dave ).

Well, every Podunck has the government it deserves.

Blank the homeless and blank the people … goodbye altruistic homeless shelter and hello roundabout.

Wendy, the very pineapple of of politeness, don’t you have property that will increase in the moola aspect when a nice new bridge can deliver people to it?

Dave, don’t you need a fancy entrance into your planned forthcoming housing development behind the EID building, and haven’t you conspired with your buddy (you know the one who went bankrupt with her clothing store?) to push this unwanted street remodel? Can’t say her name but she appears to be an imitation of singer Carol King — wavy grey hair and all.

If you distinguished members of this City Council wish to further your power and prestige, why not listen to those who gave you the opportunity to serve them and give them their due respect?

Democracy passes into despotism here in Placerville and as Marie once said, “Let them eat cake,” how do you feel now?

Guess who’s not going to be reelected by landslide? Hope you get the roundabout/Clay Street Bridge done before you’re out. Your heirs are depending on you.

ANDY GILLESPIE
Placerville

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Discussion | 18 comments

  • ObserverDecember 02, 2013 - 5:42 am

    Andy Gillespie, what a way to start the day. That's it in a nutshell, folks.

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  • jon schroderDecember 02, 2013 - 6:45 am

    Do I smell "recall" in the air?

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  • LpDecember 02, 2013 - 7:39 am

    I'm in! Recall, recall, Recall!!!

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  • Phil VeerkampDecember 02, 2013 - 8:16 am

    Poverty Hill - how appropriate!

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  • Fran DuchampDecember 02, 2013 - 8:26 am

    Powerful letter. I was only at the Placerville council once...except for one member--the rest did not care about the peoples voices at all. People said "no." People took it to court--they won...it was a "no." and yet--here it is...going round again. Maybe they need help getting off the roundabout. Or as someone said..."If you cant get off a roundabout--maybe you shouldnt be driving." Maybe the council should not be the drivers behind Placerville s choices. As a visitor--I was horrified on how the people were treated by "elected" officials.

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  • Resident for 30 + yearsDecember 02, 2013 - 8:41 am

    I cannot stand to watch or attend the City Council meetings anymore. Wendy's FAKE little pre arranged speeches with her perky fakeness makes me want to vomit in her lap. The rest of the council all have something to add to this too- Hagen, Borelli & Taylor- I smell RECALL please!

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  • resident tooDecember 02, 2013 - 9:22 am

    Resident: Taylor is not a City Councilor.

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  • Resident for 30 + yearsDecember 02, 2013 - 2:10 pm

    You're correct- SORRY---- meant Patton

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  • LpDecember 02, 2013 - 10:26 am

    What are the first steps to get the recall started?

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  • Foaming at the MouthDecember 02, 2013 - 12:02 pm

    Lp - unfortunately for us anonymous Internet trolls, it requires getting off our dead ones and doing a bunch of hard work. I think I'll just stay here and marinate, instead. Much more satisfying and a heck of a lot easier.

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  • Sean OnneryDecember 02, 2013 - 4:03 pm

    Mr Mouth - yep, lots of hard work, but its been done before.

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  • Foaming at the MouthDecember 02, 2013 - 9:22 pm

    Sean - name one elected official in El Dorado County who was successfully recalled.

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  • Sean OnneryDecember 03, 2013 - 12:50 pm

    Mr Mouth - There's never been a better time for us marinating anonymous trolls to get off our dead ones and recall the self aggrandizing mob.

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  • Foaming at the MouthDecember 03, 2013 - 1:21 pm

    I accept your concession. Talk is cheap and so am I.

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  • EvelynDecember 03, 2013 - 5:01 pm

    Foaming's skepticism is well-placed. As the saying goes, If wishes were horses, beggars would ride. Mounting a successful recall action would require a bunch of people working their veritable butts off. The successful Roundabout lawsuit and the equally successful Redevelopment Referendum petition depended on some highly motivated, well disciplined Placerville residents committing themselves to, among other things, hundreds of hours of pavement pounding. Any takers?

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  • EvelynDecember 03, 2013 - 5:16 pm

    BTW: Andy Gillespie asks a question posed by many others and never answered to anyone's satisfaction. Namely: Why does City Council ignore the already strongly expressed sentiments of the electorate? Who are the City and our Councillors actually representing? Recently someone said to me that they are whores for money (grants). Surely not. But what MUST be true is that in the wings are publicly unidentified beneficiaries.

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  • LpDecember 03, 2013 - 8:55 pm

    Time for the "clown car" to hit the road.

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  • LpDecember 03, 2013 - 9:00 pm

    And Evelyn, everything you said is spot on!! Time to expose these unidentified beneficiaries!!

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