Apparently running for city council is expected fro cost from $1000 to $152,000 to get a $11 an hour job
The most striking is the amount of money spent by an incumbent council man In a prior election /political efforts was over $500.000 . Who says you cannot buy city hall.
In 2017 violated "Gardners Law"
when I received 6862 votes while NOT spending any money
Cox Cable Monopoly
When I had the compleat cox package I think I remember bills of $200 or more.
The term I use to describe COX pricing is rip off.
If customers beg they can
get a 6 month promotion to save a few $. Then it would jump up again.
In some parts of Irvine, Google Fiber is offering internet a and TV for a
fraction of what Cox charges us. imagine 100 mbits internet for $50
instead of Cox's option of 6 mbits for more. With Google fiber - For $50 you get 500 mbps, $70
gets 1000 mbits For $130 you get 1000mbits AND TV channels. With
Cox, you are expected to pay $153 for 300mbit internet only. That is
the fastest they offer according to the squirmy cox rep I spoke to.
"great deal" only 2x the price for 1/3 the speed. At the rate for the
you would pay $510 for 1000mbits w cox should they offer it. ATT / Land line telephone company not willing to replace the bad wires in the ground. Good luck U verse customers the telephone company wires in the ground for many parts of lake forest are over 30 ears old . The wires useful life is rated at 20.
I am told Cox owns the wires in the ground and there is nothing we can do.
There is ALWAYS something that can be done.
Eminent domain allows for profit company's like Cox to place boxes on my property with out compensating me, effectively taking part of my property. Why does it not work in reverse to them?
Why are conduits ( hallow tubes) NOT being placed in the ground when ever a road is being worked on. It would save money later when the city ads fiber optic cables under ground.
There are many options. None are considered possibly because someones pockets get lined with $$'s.
Note about this site and the 2020 election.
I had made most content on this site in 2017. I was surprised almost everything still applied concerning problems with the city.
On the Mask issue.
A number of years ago a good friend had passed away from mesothelioma .
After that, I took attended a number of training on being protected in environments containing toxic particles / pathogens like Mold, Asbestos, Lead, and others.
One of the biggest protections covered was masks.
While I personally believe wearing a mask would slow / hinder at least some of the normal spit particles a person emits while speaking / exhaling. A small decrease is better than no decrease.
I do not wear a cloth or one time use mask. I wear a p100 respirator. It is higher level than N95. I had the respirators before this whole pandemic as we were using them while working on projects.
I have concerns on what the masks people are using ARE MADE OF.
Questions that come to mind-
a) How much articles break away from the mask and are inhaled into the lungs?
b) What are the particles / what is the affect on long term health? I would hate to discover I got lung cancer from wearing a mask.
c) Some high filtration masks are made from fine strands of glass or plastic fused together to make a mesh. If these masks are bent / crushed / scrubbed very hard then used. Imagine breathing in glitter dust willfully.
d) Are masks people are ordering from overseas actually safe? Personally I would rather risk the virus than use a mask that is suspect. I am not in any rush to breathe in cancer causing plastic particles.
e) Is it safe to breathe in small glass fibers?
according to the cdc it is not
safe. you would need N95 or better filtering .
To my understanding depending on the size of the particle, it either gets eventually coughed out OR if very tiny, may be carried away from the lungs by the blood. But if in a certain size range, it gets stuck eventually having scar tissue forming around it. Hopefully that eventually gets coughed out.
I would love to get many questions answered while being on city hall.
And I do have many answers to correct the issues.
As a resident, I find many people in power have no clue what normal people really want.
The city currently does a great job on many things. Response times for most issues are good
But some problems are ignored
Examples Cox cable monopoly, Telephone company not wanting to replace bad telephone lines to residents address.
Overgrown vegetation /or trees hindering use of sidewalks
Vacant business locations.
In my experience I find when I submit questions to the City through website Ask Lake Forest website, only about 1/2 are responded to before being closed.
Since I am not friends with anyone on the council, my decisions are not being influenced by others just to help a friend.
Since I put NO money into election nor did I accept any, NO ONE is pulling my strings.
I do not hold a grudge against any council member for a decision they made in voting. Everyone has their reasons. Many council members, and some of their supporters seem to hold grudges a lot and then they make decisions based on spite instead of what is good for the community. Then they vote against the good of the people. Then Again there are also those who are obsessed about some pet project unwilling to look at alternatives or solutions that may be a better fit for the city.
Lake Forest Recall.
I am still working on this page.
Any suggestions for better wording would be appreciated
I am doing almost everything by myself.
If I cannot get elected by my self, how can someone expect me to handle a job paying less than minimum wadge.
Please let me know of any typos or bad links.
It took a little time to get the documents
text of the printing
as opposed to using
While it may be nice looking to see plants in center of streets what is the maintenance costs ???
Why does it seem trees on sides of roads are not being replaced when removed, while additional plants are being added to the center of the street?
What happens when an animal living in the middle of the road runs across traffic? I think most drivers have seen the results laying lifeless in the road.