Dear Editor: Thank you voters, where shall I begin?
Well, let’s start with Jerry Brown, the man who has never had a real job, who has been on the public dole his whole life and living off the legacy of his father. He’s welcoming all illegals to California and fails to enforce the laws passed in the state while spending untold billions on the train to nowhere.
Next, Art Chacon of the water board was elected with 26% of the vote. A man who doesn’t own a house, a car or doesn’t have a real job. He lied for over 10 years about having a driver’s license, been arrested for DUI and collected workmen’s compensation and car allowance.
Next, Tony Mendoza for state senator. a school teacher, now why would a man give up a good job, medical benefits and a state pension? Well, I can think of a few reasons. He hates his job, probably was a lousy school teacher, power and greed. Now he’s beholden to all the union bosses who backed his campaign while a businessman who employs 300 people and knows how the private sector works loses.
We also know why Luis Marquez, our local councilman, backed Mendoza. He will now have a job waiting for him because he is another individual without a real job.
Now the proposition to downgrade felonies to misdemeanors. How stupid is that. We have enough criminals running around since Jerry said the county has to handle convicts since there is no room in state prisons. Well now we are going to have even more criminals running around.
I have been the victim of three car burglaries and just this past March was the victim of a house burglary where my house was ransacked and thousands of dollars of property was stolen. How about a proposition to build more jails or maybe we could put them in tents in the desert like our military.
Now for the last bit of good news. My property tax is going up. They all say our schools are old, well my house is old too, built in 1950 and I’m the second owner. But if something goes wrong with your house, you fix it and maintain it. You don’t wait 30 or 40 years and then say we need more money.
There were no surprises in the election results but, nevertheless, I am deeply saddened that big money and party lines totally influenced the results.
This is life in the 32nd District, and probably all of California, I know, but I find it difficult to accept.
As far as Measure O, my feelings are that property taxes, as high as they are, should cover any repairs needed to schools. The amount of $248 million is excessive and asking a lot from property owners to pay for in the 30 years.
I extend sincere sympathy to the homeowners who are and will be further struggling to pay the increases to their property taxes.
Published: Nov. 27, 2014 - Volume 13 - Issue 33