Senator DeSaulnier to Speak at Concord Small Business Association Event

February 1, 2014 11:00 am · 34 comments


The following information is from the Concord Small Business Association:

The Concord Small Business Association (CSBA) is proud to announce that State Senator Mark DeSaulnier (D-Concord) will be making a special appearance discussing SB-1 at 5pm, February 14th at the Contra Costa Water District Board room on 1331 Concord Ave. in Concord.

SB-1 which DeSaulnier co-sponsored with Senator Darrell Steinberg D-Citrus Heights is a part of the State of California’s new Redevelopment Plan that succeeds the program which Governor Jerry Brown abolished when he took office in 2010. The legislation passed both the Assembly and Senate in 2013 but was not given to the Governor for signature as there were parts of SB-1 that he felt needed to be changed.

In his appearance at the special CSBA event Senator DeSaulnier, who has declared his candidacy to replace retiring George Miller in Congress this year, is speaking about the implementation of SB-1 and its effects on job creation in small business. This bill if passed is expected to have a great influence on future Project Development Areas (PDA’s) which are being created in virtually all cities throughout Contra Costa and the rest of the State.

SB-1 provides guidelines that are intended to control size, composition, participants, and the public funding process for these PDA’s which involve residential, business, and public transportation. In the Bay Area these projects are concentrated chiefly around Downtown areas and close-by to BART Stations. The 680 Hwy, 24, and 4 corridors are the places that are intended to be developed in Contra Costa under current plans of The Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) and the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC).

Senator DeSaulnier’s appearance before the CSBA is widely anticipated as SB-1 has been much talked about and has been subject to heated debate between various factions both pro and con about its implementation. As an organization of small businesses that are dedicated to having their voice heard at all levels of government, the CSBA is pleased that Senator DeSaulnier has chosen them to host a forum on this important issue.

Attendees at the February 14th event are encouraged to arrive early as there are only about 110 seats available at the Water Department facility.

For registration, please contact Virginia Thomas, President CSBA at 925-521-9922 or at before Feb. 12, 2014

Concord Guy February 1, 2014 at 11:02 AM

Marky Mark trying to raise his profile.

I thought that Democrats are enemies of Small Business February 1, 2014 at 11:50 AM


Anonymous February 1, 2014 at 12:03 PM

Make no mistake; this is pure fund raising and publicity. This guy has no interest in representing taxpayers , only his donors.

Reynaldo February 1, 2014 at 12:05 PM

Will there be translators?

Cowellian February 1, 2014 at 12:22 PM

Isn’t DeSaulnier the one who wanted to ban french fries after he got out of the restaurant business?

Bob the Repairman February 1, 2014 at 12:31 PM

This is good!!! He can itemize the rules and regulations that are in place from the Federal and State and local governments. He can explain the roadblocks that hamper business in allowing them to operate. Hopefully, he can share what percent of income will be taken from these businesses in the form of taxes, fees. etc..
What a great idea.

Thanks, Mark

@#2 February 1, 2014 at 12:59 PM

I guess that’s what you get for thinking.

Mark February 1, 2014 at 1:09 PM

NO vote for Mark.

Boneguy1 February 1, 2014 at 1:35 PM

Do you think he will talk about his support to allow same sex and transgender youths use the opposite sex bathrooms in our Public Schools?

How about the forced use of our Taxpayer funds to abort babies regardless of your beliefs?

And his support of SB-1 which takes away individual property rights and tells folks that an UN-elected bunch of socialists (like his friends at ABAG) will determine how or if you are able to use your property. This is classic big government liberal mindset. Since a home loan is the most often used means of capital to start a business how is restricting a property owners use helping small business? IT doesn’t.

Then there are all the regulations, Commissions and Study Committee’s that he has set up and supports that stifle business and opportunity. How do these help create jobs.

The only jobs he has created are the crony SEIFU union bureaucratic jobs – Big Government Welfare for votes.

Of course he is a big High Speed Rail to Nowhere endless wasteful money pit supporter and wasn’t he in charge of the New Bay Bridge Boondoggle and Safety Mess?

Yeah right Mark’s the anointed one is a great guy. NOT

ClayDen February 1, 2014 at 1:56 PM

The sad thing is that he (or someone even more liberal) will probably get elected.


Anonymous February 1, 2014 at 2:00 PM

Dear Boneguy 1

No he will not talk about boys using girls bathrooms due to his vote. The instructions to vote that way came straight from SF. He takes instructions from SEIU/ Occupy everything folks and represents few middle class values.
I am so sorry I ever voted for this hack.

unknown February 1, 2014 at 2:09 PM

More taxes and regulations, what else is new.

Ben Dover February 1, 2014 at 2:19 PM


Elwood February 1, 2014 at 2:22 PM

The entire CA leg. including the anointed Congressman Senator Marky Mark is enough to gag a maggot.

Someone should develop a scientific scale to determine which member of the leg. is most nauseating. Perez? Steinberg? Marky Mark?

Shasta Daisy February 1, 2014 at 4:33 PM

On Valentine’s Day????

Anonymous February 1, 2014 at 6:14 PM

As was predicted, we will see him getting publicity enroute to succession of Miller. Would someone like Shinn or Rainey or someother fairly well known and reputable person please run? I will send them money.

Replacement of dems is as predictable as North Korea. No
mystery here.

Democrats Don't Give A Dam February 1, 2014 at 7:03 PM

Before we promote DeSaulier to Congress, shouldn’t we know his record on developing new water resources for California?

Yhe Phantom February 1, 2014 at 7:09 PM

– State Senator Mark DeSaulnier for Congress 2014 – the Concord Solution
-For a list of his wide spread diversity supporter community!

Jason Ramey February 1, 2014 at 7:18 PM

I’m happy to see that you all see this for what it is. Also this SB-1 bill has uglyness written all over it.

. February 1, 2014 at 7:56 PM


Sounds like Marky’s intern is up and posting now.

What a surprise. An idiot replacing an idiot, and the idiots are cheering on the idiot’s replacement.

And insanity is……..

But the Libs will never understand.

RANDOM TASK February 1, 2014 at 8:29 PM

blah blah who votes these people in sounds like not many …..and how much are the tax payers paying you ask to push for a dictator who obviously is so bent on their own needs that they actually believe you want them to. So much for free will ….in demifornia its costs about 20 k a year per person ….unless your here illegal and promise to give your soul to the demils then everything is free. Rest easy the dems have taken away the police your guns and your money and free will. All to support their backers the criminals, bums freeloaders and anyone willing to look the other way while they steal everything not nailed down.

How Convenient February 1, 2014 at 9:32 PM

Limited space …… translated …… pre-screened hand picked audience.

anon February 1, 2014 at 9:41 PM

As the owner of a small business, the last thing I’d want to do is attend one hosted by a tax-suck leech who is only too happy to enrich his friends and contributors at my expense.

I applaud the CSBA for taking a stance on issues important to small business. However, I would not want to be in the same space as the cretinous Desaulnier when he’s pontificating on how you should live your life and spend your money and run your business.

As a caveat, I’ve met Mark, and I think he’s a genuinely pleasant person. And, like all politicians, he feels the right to tell you how to live your life, he’s shameless, and he has no productive skills other than being a politician and tax leech.

old concord February 1, 2014 at 11:00 PM

I’m an independent with no background in politics . I believe this to be a good thing . (except for built in support ) . I am trying to get 3000 signatures by Feb. 20th to get on the ballot . If anyone would like to help it would be nice .

old concord February 1, 2014 at 11:03 PM

We the republicans run someone ? Would they help an independent ?

. February 2, 2014 at 7:18 AM

I doubt that a republic would run. The dems are too entrenched and the voters too brainwashed….

old concord February 2, 2014 at 9:58 AM

Thanks 22 . That’s my thinking . I can’t see giving the seat to him so I’ll do the one man show and pray my Cavalry gets here in time .

Lion February 2, 2014 at 11:49 AM

Pre-screened audience seems accurate. Did you notice the poster pictured above has “RSVP a MUST” and registration required via phone or email. No one just showing up will get in, no how early they arrive.

Elwood February 2, 2014 at 11:19 PM

Well, Marky Mark is a shoo-in for sure. Duh Phandum supports him! Figures.

Feel the love, Mark!

ANON February 3, 2014 at 7:20 AM

Lods of Democras will vote for him because of the D next t his name & they will jave no idea what he is

Anonymous February 3, 2014 at 8:20 AM

I look for DeSaulnier to take credit for snow on Mt Diablo.

Anon February 3, 2014 at 8:54 AM

Sensor this as well, Like a pig at a troff #2

. February 4, 2014 at 6:43 AM


Don’t forget the organ grinder’s monkey….

Richard Eber February 4, 2014 at 9:14 PM

Instead of making snarky comments about the appearance of Senator DeSaulnier at the event Feb 14th sponsored by the Concord Small Business Association (CSBA) perhaps the readers of Claycord might consider educating themselves by attending this event.

Unfortunately, there will be no sirens, police blotters, or assaults to be found in the discussion of SB-1 whose passage would greatly impact the lives of everyone who lives within Claycord’s boundaries.

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