How do you determine who should be elected or reelected?
If it is a choice between a veteran incumbent and a newcomer, you most likely look at what the incumbent has done.
If the incumbent has been positive, fiscally responsible, made balanced common-sense decisions, why not retain them?
On the other hand, if they have been wasteful with your money, increased deficits and debt, failed to deliver public services, been restrictive to business why keep them?
The current amount of money being spent in Santa Clara reflects two seriously opposing views.
Mayor Gillmor has rallied her anti-Stadium coalition and attacked her Council candidates’ challengers with vigor! She has once again made the 49ers and owner Jed York the boogie man of the election.
Chances of the Stadium leaving is about the same as moving the Statue of Liberty to Moscow.
Interesting that not one of the independent candidates voted against the stadium and yet Mayor Gillmor has publicly accused them of being in York’s pocket.
York looks at it a little differently. He sees the Mayor as a formidable stone wall. He views the independent candidates as a gate that can at least be opened to dialog.
Cooperation, opportunity, and objectivity are a healthier environment than harassment and provocation.
While the 49ers racked up an incredible record last season and went to the Super Bowl, this Council didn’t even send York or the 49ers a thank you, a congrats or even a bouquet of dandelions.
Nothing succeeds like successful results. While the 49ers go to the Super Bowl, the Santa Clara council goes in the tank, showing a projected deficit this year of $33 million.
Gillmor spent thousands of your City dollars doing an independent Stadium audit during the 2016 election that was to rip the cover off all the money laundering, misdealing, and corruption at the stadium and the 49er management.
Results? Nothing. It was only another election ploy.
Now the Mayor is paranoid. After running rampant over the City budget, buying a high priced City Manager and useless audits, and relentlessly trying to overturn the ruling of a CVRA lawsuit, she is in danger of losing her uncontrolled agenda.
The anti-stadium folks may not like the stadium or the 49ers. However, they do like common sense and good results.
Face it, friends. Santa Clara residents have been hoodwinked. You only have to check out the results.
Results reveal the radical rampage of uncontrolled power.
Loss of just two seats in this hotly debated contest would curtail the Mayor’s runaway agenda and curtail her outrageous spending.
Your vote is for Santa Clara.
Wishing you, and all of us, great results.