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anniej Says:

Mon, Jul 27 2015 07:14 AM

Term limits is a step in the right direction. Change of the guard is necessary as not doing so leads to complacency and a good old boy network. Let's take a moment to reflect on the cronyism and corruption that plagued SUHSD - several of those Board members had been there FOREVER. While Mr. McCann may not be in favor of limits, many of us are - serve your communities then move on and get a regular job - even though a regular job will not offer notoriety the majority does it each and every day.

sosocal Says:

Sun, Jul 26 2015 09:23 PM

Self-serving, aren't they?

What was the cost of NOT having an election for the spot vacated by the mayor? How many legal inquiries and actions? So Mr. Miesen is appointed, still does business with the city, recuses himself from time to time, but his judgment is not affected by his dual jobs.

Why is it that the city council is not trusted again? Oh, yes, I remember--because they have forgotten to represent the people who voted them in...and are acting like inheritors of the Divine Right of Kings. Yes, we need hard term limits, and we needed them yesterday.

DBDriver Says:

Sat, Jul 25 2015 01:20 PM

"McCann's concern over imposing stricter term limits is the city's status when it comes to council members sitting on chairs and commissions."

Do you have to be a council member to sit in commissions and chairs? Why does a changing of the guard on a city council affect that? Many members of the public chair committees without being a council member.

"Councilman Steve Miesen said he is not fond of hard term limits but expressed a concern over the cost of getting such a proposition on the ballot."

Don't all propositions have a cost of getting it on the ballot? Does Mr. Miesen express such concerns for other propositions? Or only ones that may limit his ability to continue a career polition pathway?

Jeff Johnson Says:

Thu, Jul 23 2015 07:49 AM

Nice article. Team record 33-6-1. 40-33 does not look all that impressive.

CV MAN Says:

Fri, Jul 17 2015 08:27 PM

The Macdonalds owner should stop his crying in public. He comes across as mistrustful, of his employees, and he owns 10 stores? Pathetic., It's the law now. I wonder if he ever got sick in his life? I won't shop at his CV stores now.

Elevation Says:

Wed, Jul 15 2015 05:39 PM

So after the vote, the union lovers hall, segura, and tarantino drill SBCs with questions. Then the public follows with jeers. Thrilled in the districts direction aligning with the weak union loving crowd and board....not!

Stay tuned for a bigger story soon. Patience.

Big Dee Says:

Wed, Jul 15 2015 02:02 PM

No Sweetwater players in the Spanos All Star game again! Unless they did'nt want to be part of this fun game then they were done wrong. Major bull and I for one feel for these kids, all they did was go 10-1 and make it to the playoffs. Coach Hay did you back your players? If I was coach I'ld be pissed off, hopefully you stuck up for these kids who played there heart out for there school, and you, there coach!!!. Please don't give me that bull that they were'nt good enought I went to the game and beleve me they belonged. I'm sure they would of loved to play one more game and in my opinion they should have had that oppurtunity!!!! The last kid that played in this game was my Son and that was in 2012 and since then he's had a hell of a career thats still going strong, he was proud to be a Red Devil and thats the school he wanted to go to since he was small, he did'nt play that bull that I've got to go to a school like Eastlake or Otay Ranch, last I seen he held his own at Southwestern Collage becomeing a AllState DB and getting a full ride at Humboldt State, and he was'nt the only one, Marcus Pierce played at D-1 Syracure and he's in a NFL camp, not bad for two kid's from Su-Hi, and to be honest with you both these kid's did this on there own, I know Dee did because Su-Hi really did'nt go out of there way helping him. Southwestern did there best getting him to the next leval.My point is that after two great years,2012 CIF Champs and 2013 one game away from another Championship, both years no kids on the Spanos teams thats wrong and these kids deserved better. I'm not saying these kid's are superstars but they were more then good enought to be there!

Elevation Says:

Wed, Jul 15 2015 11:37 AM

Board just voted 5-0 to renew SBCS contract.

I want to heaaar from a taxpayer! Dulzura! Boulevard! Portero! REACTION!!!!

anniej Says:

Sun, Jul 12 2015 07:03 AM

There is no dispute that many of our communities students are in need of help - and deservingly so. Having said that - when we as taxpayers ask for documented, factual data proving a Programs worthiness of the millions they are being given - that data should be as readily available as raising ones hand taking their pointing finger and hitting print. The data I am referring to relates to the educational component of these Programs.

elevation Says:

Wed, Jul 08 2015 09:54 AM


Clarification on SBCS. I'm taking a step back. I know several employees that do a adamant job with their services. However, I cannot comment on the CEO (if that is who you are referring to). I will leave it at that.

Big story...soon soon soon. If not this week, than next. Aww yeeaah!

elevation Says:

Sun, Jul 05 2015 10:09 AM


Just read your message. It has nothing to do with any of the above. Although I strongly disagree with you about your SBCS take, but that's a small fish to fry. Be patient, and stay tuned.

If you read my posts, I called this stuff out a year and a half ago. It's about to get very ugly for some specific individuals employed by the district (as well as a person who is no longer there).

sosocal Says:

Sun, Jul 05 2015 09:11 AM

I wonder if Mr. Miesen regrets to agreeing to be a member of the Chula Vista city council. It seems to bring him plenty of public approbation. Is there some private side of things that makes everything better?

For some reason, the Chula Vista city council seemed to want a "lame duck" from the get-go. Easier to get all those changes to the city plan through, I would imagine--if the person voting, or recusing himself doesn't really care one way or another.

It's that get along to go along mentality that nearly destroyed Sweetwater.

Haven't we learned from that?

We need actual functioning minds who really have the best interests of the community in mind, not the special interests who are interested in giving away all that is good about Chula Vista and replacing it with more housing. More and more housing. High density housing. Housing, nothing but housing. No parks, no pools...sites with views given away for what?

To whom?

Someone is benefitting, and it isn't the citizens of Chula Vista. Someone is selling Chula Vista down the river.

Sure would be nice to know who all the players are, so we can have a word or two.

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