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“Just because you don’t take an interest in politics doesn’t mean that politics won’t take an interest in you.” – Pericles.
“Just because you don’t take an interest in politics doesn’t mean that politics won’t take an interest in you.” – Pericles.

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Stanislaus County plans to rip democracy away from residents
On Tuesday, November 27, 2018, Patrick Cavanah, who works in Stanislaus County's Chief Executive Office, sent a letter to all of Stanislaus County's Municipal Advisory Councils (MACs) stating that the county planned to make an "administrative change" which ...
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The Political Litmus Test
If you ever want a 100% guaranteed litmus test to reveal who your true friends are, you don't need to rent a polygraph machine, you just need to run for public office. Your true friends will stand by you through the thick of it, and the ones who aren't true...
The Political Litmus Test
The Political Litmus Test
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The Assets of Exits
When I first read of the growing movement for California to secede from the United States, known as Calexit , I was incredulous and I must admit, a bit fearful. Understandably so because the last time that a state seceded from the union, it resulted in full...
The Assets of Exits
The Assets of Exits
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The Inequity of Stanislaus County's Invisible Lines
My public comments to the Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors on July 12, 2016: Good morning Gentlemen,  A long time ago, Modesto's “Water, Wealth, Contentment, Health” arch marked the city's entrance. As we know, the city has grown way past the arch in ...
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Stanislaus County could incorporate Salida into a city
My public comments to the Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors on June 28,2016: Good morning Gentlemen,  I think this current Board of Supervisors has enacted some very proactive and visionary things for the future of Stanislaus County. Like Focus on Prev...
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Trying out for BUNCO?
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The Semantics of Sprawl
When you like new development, its called "growth". When you don't like it, its called "sprawl". Where you really hear the word "sprawl" used a lot is in reference to the " urban sprawl " that has overtaken nearly all available open space in the San Francis...
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Tokyo Rose Russell's campaign against Modesto's Measure I
Modesto Chamber of Commerce CEO, Cecil Russell left. Craig Lewis and Jon Rodriguez seated behind at June 2015 Modesto City Council meeting. In the last week of January 2013, I received a tip that the Modesto Chamber of Commerce was planning a mailer campaig...
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Out of the developers' closet - Bill Lyons Jr.
Ahhhh Councilman John Gunderson, how I've missed you so! You've been so quiet lately and then you drop this Labor Day gift in our laps - you just outed Bill Lyons as one of the key drivers of the City of Modesto's Wood Colony annexation quest! Former Califo...
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Of Law and Land Grabs
I've had a couple of phone calls about the Modesto Bee article, " Modesto considers urban growth boundary, budget " and I can see why the callers are concerned. Some of the wording of the article sounds like Modesto has launched a fresh annexation attack. B...
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