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gadfly July 24, 2014 at 01:14 PM
Would like someone to explain to me How Mr Montesino ever thought he could afford an $800,000 home. Read MoreAlso did he have to falsify income declarations to get this almost million dollar home?The FBI is now investigating those who falsified income declarations on loans. I dont see on his bus driver salary how he could have qualified for a loan in the amount of $800K. Interesting. Further investigation is required.
Cathy P. July 24, 2014 at 01:22 PM
Re the Moody article. It says: WHAT COULD MAKE THE RATING GO -- UP - Significant and sustainedRead Moreimpr ovement in the enterprise's liquidity position - Substantial improvement in resident wealth levels WHAT COULD MAKE THE RATING GO -- DOWN - Erosion of debt service coverage or liquidity position - Major loss of customer accounts Anyone want to bet which happens first? We know resident wealth levels aren't going to rise.....well, maybe for some at city hall.
David H. Perez July 24, 2014 at 01:44 PM
Another example of how we have only the finest running our city. No wonder we are in such financial Read Moretrouble. Does anybody hear "recall?"
gadfly July 24, 2014 at 01:09 PM
Gotta vote Republican to get rid of him. Only way.
Cathy P. July 24, 2014 at 01:17 PM
I voted for a Republican for the first time in my life in the June Primary. Going to do it again in Read MoreNovember.
David H. Perez July 24, 2014 at 01:27 PM
Me too. ANYBODY but Alejo - that's my policy!
Cathy P. July 23, 2014 at 06:58 PM
The Mayor uses a rental house on Carr Street. Address is 21 or 22, I forget which.
David H. Perez July 23, 2014 at 07:10 PM
Funny how I never see her or hubby at the local grocery store!
Let the People Vote July 25, 2014 at 11:43 AM
I thought they lived in Salinas, but what do I know...
Cathy P. July 19, 2014 at 05:20 PM
On July 15th, Jimmy Dutra filed nomination papers for city council against Montesino (District 4);Read MoreR ebecca Garcia has filed against Dodge (District 5); Hurst (District 3) and Billicich (Distrit 7) are so far unopposed. Here's the SCS article link: http://www.santacruzsentinel.com/News/ci_26162140/Former-supervisor-candidate-runs-for-Watsonville-council
David H. Perez July 21, 2014 at 12:39 PM
Come on folks, we need some smart business people to come out of the woodwork and run against theRead Moreth ree idiots. I am delighted to hear that Jimmy Dutra will run against Montesino - I doubt that Montesino, with his ten-word vocabulary and horse laugh, has any chance against an educated businessman like Dutra. As far as Dodge, who has done so much damage to this town, we should jump at any chance to defeat him, though unfortunately I don't know that Rebecca Garcia would be any better as she is also an Alejo-ite. Now we need someone to step up and run against Lowell Hurst, whose words and actions during the signature drive for Measures H, I and J proved that he opposes voters' rights. I would run for CC myself except that the term for the councilperson in my district (6) is not up until 2016.
Let the People Vote July 21, 2014 at 12:57 PM
I'm sure by 2016, residents in District 6 will be ready to get rid of "do nothing, changeRead Morenothi ng" Coffman-Gomez. She hasn't done anything for the residents in District 6 (has she?) Hernandez and Cervantez' seats will also be up for re-election, sure hope they don't run unopposed again.
roynsann1 July 04, 2014 at 11:10 AM
Alejo represents himself. He is a ME man
P. W. July 07, 2014 at 04:58 PM
Oh how I am probably going to regret saying this on a public forum..... For starters, I amRead Morecurrently not sure where I stand on raising the minimum wage as of yet, but I am sure of the consequences. I have spoken with a few local business owners and the answer is the same across the board, they will raise their prices for their service or product. So, for every person receiving a pay increase or not, the result is higher spending for their needs. For those who do not qualify for a pay increase, we just get to pay MORE. Frankly, I am not interested in higher expenditures, as I am currently paying more for most items in my household than I was last year. One young cashier at a local store, who would "benefit" from this increase actually told me that she hoped it wouldn't pass as she was informed by her employer what the implications were going to be for everyone who shops there. She maintained that her employer did not use it as a scare tactic by any means, considering that the employer is a fair person who believes in the democratic process. But he did want to make his employees aware of the choices he would now face. This is an all to common scenario. I was personally told by three other business owners what the result of higher minimum wage would mean to the public. It is a great concept that a higher wage will equate to more available money for the average Joe, but what seems to be the case, at least locally, is the average Joe and everyone else from below average to above will just be spending more. I can't believe I am saying this, but I am personally glad that Alejo abstained from the vote. Yes, I know you want to send daggers through the computer at me by now! What needs to be addressed at a local level are the needs of the employers to run their businesses adequately and profitably, without pushing their fees for service/product beyond the general population's threshold. Lower income earners definitely need to have an income that allows them to have a better quality of life, but not at the expense of us all, including them. Not only are we all looking at higher costs for our daily needs, but you will see jobs disappear or simply not be created. How will this stabilize our local economy? And for those who can afford the increases, think about this. You will still be able to frequent your favorite restaurant, store, or local hang out, but there will be many more who will have to now choose what is most important to them. In return for a few more dollars, businesses could potentially lose daily customers due the costs now being prohibitive. Frankly, I can't see how this is "good business". So, until issues are addressed that work for everyone, I believe that Alejo may have done some good for once. Please don't hurt me.
Ce Ce Watson July 23, 2014 at 04:34 PM
alejo had a bill in the ASSembly regarding raising the minimum wage. He didn't specify just howRead Moremuch and if he did he obviously wasn't going to back it up. By abstaining from the increase, he thinks he will look like a good guy because he didn't say 'no' to it. It is really difficult to pinpoint alejo on anything because he is out to impress the 'big' money people while he tries to make noises like he is really working for the minorities. If they had as much money to back his campaigns, they might just win his votes instead.
Cathy P. June 29, 2014 at 06:45 PM
Roynsann: I think it's called pandering...follow the money...always (rofl).
roynsann1 June 29, 2014 at 07:20 PM
So true .. And did you read the latest on the Martin Beach that Alejo abstained from (misspelledRead Moreabs tained). Great article.
David H. Perez June 30, 2014 at 12:55 PM
Gee, I'm surprised Louie Alejo is now against raising the minimum wage, considering the fact that a Read Morehigher minimum wage would benefit illegals.
WatsonvilleRes July 03, 2014 at 01:40 AM
The Ghetto
Ce Ce Watson July 23, 2014 at 04:56 PM
Time to clean house in Watsonville. Start with the city council members who have abused the systemRead Moref or too long. They have all forgotten who they are supposed to be representing and it is not themselves!
gadfly July 24, 2014 at 12:52 PM
The city never enforces code violations, just look at all the many multi family homes that shouldRead Morebe for 1 family only. The new rehab place is just one of many they have planned for us so they can stay in power. They need to suppress the vote, same as Republican's do. None of the rehabers will be voters but will for sure put more drain on city Budgets. Smart thinking Miss Real Estate Agent Trina Coffman Gomez!
sweetcakes June 25, 2014 at 06:49 PM
Good idea. I didn't vote for Alejo (even though I'm a life long Democrat also. I noticed that heRead Moredid n't get as many votes as his last election.
sweetcakes June 25, 2014 at 06:59 PM
Cathy, check out another of Alejo's bills AB280. I think it also would stop any changes to votingRead Moref or our council members if they quit. It does apply to cities. He is using the voting rights act to quash our measure (I think).Check it out and see what you think about it.
Cathy P. June 26, 2014 at 01:58 PM
Unfortunately it appears this is exactly what Alejo is trying to do. We really need to get himRead Morevoted of of office come this November. Here is a link to the text of the Bill if anyone else is interested http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=201320140AB280&search_keywords=
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