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Tony Lu July 23, 2014 at 08:05 pm
David, this is not a new (came) ie. game in town, it's the same old game, just with way too manyRead More words to cloud the real issues. No one in their right mind has enough time to read all the above BS. Just call the guy and do your best to be open, honest, and direct.
Uwing July 23, 2014 at 08:16 pm
I read it, part of my "due diligence" I found some interesting facts like the interestRead More rate is not 10% or 7%, its not even 1%, its .11%..........Lloyd publicly questioned Castaldo, Castaldo is publicly answering his questions. What is wrong with that?
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Brainwashed_In_Church July 23, 2014 at 06:53 am
"Do you love handbags and talking about them?" If so, you might be a complete bimbo.Read More " Fribbi will donate 10 percent of its profits to Polaris Project, a non-profit group leading the global fight against human trafficking, child labor and slavery..." And where exactly are these fad bags made if not in some Asian sweatshop?
Fribbi July 23, 2014 at 07:35 am
Margaret Thatcher loved handbags and talking about them. She used them as a source of power andRead More would sometimes put her on the table to emphasize a point. It was called getting "handbagged". Handbags are manufacturerd are all over the world, including "Asia". The majority of women love handbags and talking about them and we do too. Thanks for your comment.
Fribbi July 23, 2014 at 07:36 am
Margaret Thatcher loved handbags and talking about them. She used them as a source of power andRead More would sometimes put hers on the table to emphasize a point. It was called getting "handbagged". Handbags are manufactured over the world, including "Asia". The majority of women love handbags and talking about them and we do too! Thanks for your comment!
Libi Uremovic July 22, 2014 at 10:23 pm
'...deficit unrestricted net position of $32,707,527 and General Fund had a deficit unassigned fundRead More balance of $6,866,481...' ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Alyward: So the Audit is now on the Consent Calendar for your acceptance or whatever action you decide to take on it. There was some slight changes. Some of the notes that the City Staff instructed the Auditors make. They're very minor, but none of the numbers have changed. Knight: So basic, ok, just minor adjustments? Alyward: Minor Adjustments.
Judy Bingham July 23, 2014 at 07:53 am
The City's elected officials bore a responsibility to the citizens to compare the "draft"Read More audit and the final audit. But instead, staff hid it from the public so no questions would be asked on July 15 and they kicked the can down the road.The incumbents hoping to get re-elected and continue on with Alan Kapanicas elaborate scheme of hanging on for a few more years so he can get his big Cal Pers retirement and leave the mess he created ( with the help of a brain dead Council) and someone else can take the blame for their misuse of public funds!
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Victor S Dominguez July 22, 2014 at 08:05 pm
Mr. White, lets put your ethics of transparency to the test, let`s practice what your preaching.Read More What you say? Are you up for a Live video chat? Or you just a fake like the rest of the politicians?
Uwing July 22, 2014 at 09:45 pm
You only prove my points Victor, I dont even have to respond. .......... I love how these so calledRead More supporters are reaching out in Lloyds defense. They are acting just like Victor when he abandoned Lloyd because he was all hurt when he saw Lloyd had a friend that hurt his feelings. ......... Lloyd doesn't have a chance if his own supporters dont have his back......... just leave him on the whipping post, he will be fine............ pathetic
Jeremiah July 23, 2014 at 06:21 am
Victor, are you ever going to quit whining? You could accomplish a lot if you would live by the fineRead More words you post about yourself. Unfortunately you instead lower yourself to political attack rather than true activism for change. What have you accomplished? I keep hearing you talk but I see nothing happening with your name on it. What's up? If you have such better ideas about how to run this city, why haven't you put your name into the contest for City Council? If so many people as you say agree with you, you should be a shoo-in. Megalomania rules in your life I see. **** As for me, I support Castaldo and White, even though they are at odds at the moment. We need differences in the Council - not uniformity of decision. **** Jeremiah
Tony Lu July 22, 2014 at 09:18 am
Also just meeting a person, ie. DeForge, Knight, etc. is hardly a valid encounter. Politicians haveRead More a much longer history and record than can be gleaned from a Chamber of Commerce Meet and Greet.
Uwing July 22, 2014 at 11:32 am
Tony, im doing just as you suggested, thanks for the concern. Just because I don't share yourRead More beliefs doesn't mean im not doing my due diligence.............."just meeting a person, ie. DeForge, Knight, etc" this is what im reffering to when I say some "assume" please know what your talking about before lay your assumptions out. Just because I met someone at a networking group doesn't mean that was the extent of our relationship.... rather than trying attacking me n things you dont know, how bout trying to get to know me to help you with some facts about my personal life.
Uwing July 22, 2014 at 11:37 am
Tony, im doing just as you suggested, thanks for the concern though. Just because I don't share yourRead More beliefs doesn't mean im not doing my due diligence.............."just meeting a person, ie. DeForge, Knight, etc" this is what im reffering to when I say some "assume" please know what your talking about before lay your assumptions out. Just because I met someone at a networking group doesn't mean that was the extent of our relationship.... rather than attacking me on things you dont know, how bout trying to get to know me to help you with some facts about my personal life.
KMA July 18, 2014 at 01:30 pm
Beware of BBQ dog. Really fatty.
Jay Berman July 19, 2014 at 10:28 am
Go to a known GOOD Chinese food restaurant ... that uses good ingredients and is clean .... stayRead More away from those buffets ..
Lori July 20, 2014 at 09:41 am
I have not found any good Chinese food near Encinitas. Any suggestions?
Brainwashed_In_Church July 18, 2014 at 07:02 am
Weddings aren't cheap. What can a to-be-married couple do with that $20K? They can use it for a downRead More payment on a house. Kick start their retirement savings. Start saving for their kids' college educations. Buy cars. Repair the house. Boost their Emergency Fund. OR, They can have a four hour party.
Lisbeth Allen July 18, 2014 at 09:25 am
I would be more understanding of such a huge outlay of money if people actually stayed married, butRead More alas, people don't anymore. It really is just a four hour party. Look at all the time and resources squandered.
ridgeroadmike July 18, 2014 at 09:48 am
I agree with both of you.
Brainwashed_In_Church July 18, 2014 at 09:48 am
If a woman is hot, any perfume she wears smells good. If she's gross, then any perfume will nauseateRead More you. Besides, the average person couldn't tell a $100/oz bottle of perfume from RAID or Black Flag.
Libi Uremovic July 17, 2014 at 12:40 pm
i didn't know why the city bothered with this b.s. presentation ..... but i've been told it was partRead More of castaldo's 12 step program....
Jack Smith July 17, 2014 at 12:59 pm
Very good report Libi. Alan Kapanicas is so cool and assured whenever questioned on the CFD doubleRead More property tax issue that he simply talks circles around the questioner. Our city council members have to believe in him 'cause they are incapable of understanding him - as are most of us. Alan and his partners can and do whatever they want with CFD taxing and with the monies derived from this goldmine. Noone other than an independent forensic auditor could ever determine whether the 'best interests' of those funding the CFD's are being represented. We are suspicious because of articles like yours and by the not-so-transparent accounting of our tax dollars. It was very interesting to listen to Pardee Homes representative plead for continued CFD support for thier homebuilding business. He even delved into the 2% escalator clause comparing it to the CPI and to everyone's homevalue rising over time. I couldn't believe my ears on this. What is in it for the developers whether our bond repayment cash payments go up each year? He already got his mitigation fees paid for by the property owners. Does he also participate in the gravy train cashflow? Don't understand his interest. Maybe we should have a 'workshop' and all get educated? Or better yet, just read Ken's past posts. I think he actually understands most of the deceptive tricks being used by city staff.
desertpatriot July 18, 2014 at 08:02 pm
libi quote…...........“you work for me and don’t you ever forget it”Read More https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B2HwO2a265QvbzRwejk2bGdOUU0/edit
Uwing July 16, 2014 at 11:28 pm
Lloyd, I was about to got to bed then you had to post this. :) ..... I must admit I am fairly newRead More with the current issue and the history of our community politics. Maybe this gives me a much more fresh perspective than other, possibly giving me the advantage. I ask you and other respected members to help me understand if I go wrong here........... I have to ask though, if no questions were submitted on the draft audit why would it be placed on the agenda? Rather than having a measly 3 minutes to present the concern about the audit, with a low probability of getting a response from the council (as that is law) or the auditor. Wouldn't have been better to submit the questions to get a full explanation of the concerned item? Possibly fixing a error before it being accepted!........ The council gave the community a MONTH to submit any questions concerning the audit. There certainly was a lot of question here on the patch and in the June 17th council meeting. There was a clear explanation of how to submit a question. Yet everyone who had concern failed to submit the questions......... Whether the process was unusual or not, there was a missed opportunity for the concerned citizens. Being that those with the question failed, shows me it was not that great of a concern but just a mere slur of the tongue........ I also don't recall the council backing off of the process presented. Rather releasing the draft audit that was being greatly demanded.......... Please dont take this as I am attacking any single person, I'm simply baffled to the heated concerns and question, yet no one came through. Thanks for your response Lloyd, I am going to bed now
Lloyd White July 17, 2014 at 12:40 am
I am only speaking for myself. I have been following the council closely less than a couple years,Read More my focus used to be the School District. In that relatively short time I've watched the staff use the agenda, testing the Brown Act requirements to the limits, when there is a topic they want to avoid too much public comment. They have been using workshops to avoid specific discussions more often recently. Workshops are not officially meetings covered under the Brown Act and as long as the Council isn't provided any documentation they are not in violation of the Brown Act for not making the same documents available to the public. By holding workshops in the Council Meeting they are able to discuss items that should be properly agendized. This is how they presented the first draft audit. Every year they have waited longer and longer to present an audit to the public. Last year took 18 months from the close of the fiscal year. They have also delayed the presentation of the Internal Control Report many times. I believe by presenting questions in writing, my ability to get direct responses from the auditor's rep, was being circumvented. Then I learned from the State Controllers Office that a draft audit was not only not binding but highly unusual to ever be released to the public. I have very little trust in the transparency motives of the administration for a number of reasons I will share with you when we get together. I wasn't demanding a draft audit. If you remember when Mr. Castaldo, a sitting council member, claimed he was being presented unfairly, he was dismissed with a comment about this only being a draft audit. We have been told by this firm and this council in the past that the audit is prepared by what the City staff presents them. It isn't, in my opinion, citizens responsibility to do the staff's and the auditing firm's job to interpret the data and verify the accuracy of the data. Again, in my opinion, it is my duty and right to question the final results and evaluate the performance of the staff based on this measuring tool. As far as I can remember, an audit has not been modified or updated in the past as a result of any comment or question from the public. If I had more trust in the process, I might not have been so skeptical when, for the first time, they present a draft audit and require our questions and comments in writing. I was suspicious they were trying to limit my ability to provide citizen oversight. I spend valuable family time to attend every meeting and be prepared to ask questions and I try to do it with respect. I didn't feel I should have to spend more time to put my questions in writing. It's obvious I don't like to write much. Sorry for such a lengthy response but once I get going it is often hard to stop. This back and forth respectful discussion is what made the Patch so good in the early days. I am disappointed in what it has become. I am working on developing another platform for more civil discourse. More on that later.
Uwing July 17, 2014 at 08:12 am
Lloyd, I appreciate your input and energy. I'd love to hear more on your discussion site.. lookRead More forward to our meeting tomorrow
Dr. Richard Hart, (right), president of Loma Linda University Health, welcomes Dennis and Carol Troesh to the stage after announcing the couple’s commitment of $100 million for Vision 2020 during ceremonies held on campus on Tuesday, July 15.
Ken Mayes July 17, 2014 at 06:03 am
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Ken Lewis July 17, 2014 at 09:13 am
Any bets on who gets the concrete contract for the new buildings! Gee I wonder?
Anthony July 17, 2014 at 11:09 am
Duh!
Jeremiah July 17, 2014 at 05:54 am
Oh, please, Washy! If you are so desperate to be right why don't you just show where it says theyRead More can't? Not even sure of your point except you just want to be argumentative and play the knowledgeable one when you really know nothing about it at all. It is okay to recuse yourself and step down at any time in a meeting and it is okay to speak as a private individual - you don't lose your right to do so. You simply cannot speak to anything on the agenda and the entire council cannot act upon anything brought up in the public comment section. Council members CAN reply to public comment as long as there is no action taken concerning those comments. Those are the rules, my friend, whether you like them or agree with them, and all your puling and whining and stating things as fact which aren't isn't going to change that. If you don't like it, go try to file a charge with the Riverside County DA or the Attorney General - they'll laugh you out of their office. Grow up! Those people on the council have rights of free speech as well as you. I know you would prefer they didn't so you can potshot at them freely and play your little internet warrior game, but that's the way it is. You're full of crap as usual. **** Jeremiah
Jeremiah July 17, 2014 at 06:42 am
Oh, and Washy - maybe you could tell me the difference between a council member spouting off like anRead More unprofessional baboon or a member of the public spouting off like an unprofessional baboon? **** Jeremiah
desertpatriot July 18, 2014 at 08:03 pm
libi quote…...........“you work for me and don’t you ever forget it”Read More https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B2HwO2a265QvbzRwejk2bGdOUU0/edit
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