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gadfly July 23, 2014 at 01:07 PM
Montesino went REO on his house in Seaview Ranch. He lost the home and then started renting it outRead Morew hile he moved to another home that he also went REO on. If you want to check out his history go to the county. It is all public record. Actually he did not go REO on the Seaview Ranch house, he managed to short sell it with some cash he got from someplace. He is also owes the HOA lots of money, looks like he never paid his HOAS dues. All of this is public record. Here is the link to the County of Santa Cruz and Eduardo Montesino people asking for their for money: You can see he owed $5000 to Seaview Ranch for never paying his dues. Is this guy really going to run for election again???
gadfly July 23, 2014 at 01:12 PM
Looks like the county does not allow direct links. So just go to the County webRead Moresite http://www.sant acruzcourt.org/online-services/case-inquiry And put in Eduardo Montesino All the shame will come visible. But actually this type of guy has no shame. 12/16/2011 AMOUNT OF CLAIM: $5,000.00. REASON FOR CLAIM: DEFT FAILED TO PAY FEES & COSTS AND COST CONTINUE TO ACCRUE Looks like he has still never paid this money according to the court information. If you go to the county and look up his property history it is scary!!! Who is this guy and where does he get his money to do all this while driving a bus for the county?
David H. Perez July 23, 2014 at 01:45 PM
So I guess it wouldn't help Montesino to use the Carr Street address like some of his buddies? LOL
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.
sweetcakes July 03, 2014 at 03:48 PM
Luis Alejo has also created legislation to delete what Watsonville voters worked for and voted onRead Morein June, Measures H, I and J. He is not only working against Watsonville voters but also against Watsonville workers and Calfornian workers who need to have a higher minimum wage. I plan to not vote for Alejo due to his dirty tricks! He doesn't represent me!
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.
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.
roynsann1 June 30, 2014 at 10:51 AM
Is this part of Carlos's plan to revitalize downtown Watsonville? Or is it to destroy it. WhatRead Morenex t... Gottschalk's building. How about using some of the empty offices is Carlos's taj mahal? Repeating what the author said " If you reside in one the many gerrymandered districts you can run for a seat on the council. Dont let these Radical confused sitting councilors run unopposed. Time to put up or shut up."
gadfly July 01, 2014 at 03:51 PM
Since all the sitting council except for one voted for this toxic permit they all need to be votedRead Moreo ut of office. On July 4th I think you submit to run for Watsonville city council. All the incumbents will be running again. Lets give them someone to run against! It takes under 1,000 votes to get a seat on city council. If you actually run a campaign you can win.
WatsonvilleRes July 03, 2014 at 01:40 AM
The Ghetto
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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