Claycord – Talk About Local Politics

October 16, 2020 18:00 pm · 26 comments


This special post is “Talk About LOCAL Politics”.

Please use this post to talk about LOCAL politics, and keep state and national politics out of this thread.

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Sancho Panza October 16, 2020 at 8:23 PM

The Concord Clayton Pioneer is not an unbiased read, for sure! The one-sided disparaging commentary In the letters to the editor says it all…gives insight to perhaps a more sinister motive to this. People need to thoroughly research their candidates…vote Gavidia, Diaz and Miller who are sensible candidates.

Gittyup October 17, 2020 at 4:30 PM

Pretty shocking to discovery the Pioneer is that biased. May account for its combined Concord/Clayton publication of late with people requesting they not receive it the paper any longer. They give full exposure to liberal nonsense, but have eliminated the conservative voices in the community by simply not publishing their letters to the editor.

Jo October 17, 2020 at 6:15 AM

Interesting to see that Obringer has enough backing and money from unions to post an ad on Yahoo front page.

Gittyup October 17, 2020 at 9:43 AM

Clayton City Council deserves people who will stand up to ABAG and Sacramento, not those working in consort with them. Diaz, Gavidia, and Miller are the reasonable choices to keep Clayton the largely rural and pleasant community which prompted its incorporation in the first place.

Cyn October 17, 2020 at 10:13 AM

@Sancho Panza & Gittyup
I have done my homework on all candidates and the most sane and sensible definitely appear to be Gavidia, Miller and Diaz; and in two years, it will be time to remove Wolfe.

Gittyup October 19, 2020 at 4:13 PM

Catalano is advertising heavily for Clayton City Council which leads me to believe she is strongly backed by area developers — the high density kind. Unfortunately, she was given Pierce’s endorsement, along with Cloven and Tillman, none of which appear qualified to serve. Pierce you might recall hopes to remain on ABAG without being elected to public office. Another “gotcha” from a Clayton City Council member who you might remember said in recent years that she would “make it ugly” for those who did not agree with her. Pierce does not appear qualified to continue to serve on ABAG with the “Sopranos” attitude she has displayed, and Catalano has already shown that she does not have the sophistication, political savvy, or discretion to continue to represent Clayton.

Rolaids October 17, 2020 at 10:21 AM

@Gittyup. So Diaz, Galicia, and Miller are the most likely to tell private property owners what they can and cannot do with their land? Sounds like Clayton needs a good dose of good ol’ American right wing free market capitalism. Who are these commies that are trying to use the government to control land usage and tell Americans they can’t BUILD AMERICA? The Invisible Hand will sort out what’s best for Clayton, not some cabal of big government, nanny state, council activists that use zoning law to weaken private property rights.

Gittyup October 17, 2020 at 4:46 PM

@Rolaids Keeping in mind Pierce — you remember Pierce of the “make it ugly” for those who disagreed with her — is not running for re-election, but wants to continue to serve on ABAG without being an elected public servant, or representative of the citizens of Clayton.

Almost more disturbing, she has recommended her consorts in this sham, Cloven, Tillman, and Catalano. Catalano who, by the way, brought undeserved disgrace and negative worldwide attention on the undeserving community of Clayton with her lack of sophistication, indiscretion, and public accusation of a business owner as being racist.

Gittyup October 18, 2020 at 8:46 AM

Diaz is about the ONLY incumbent I will be returning to office.

MaskMan October 17, 2020 at 4:35 PM

If you’re wondering if the pioneer is biased just look at its owners Facebook page. She openly celebrated Kelly Ann Conway getting covid. Sick. If Canesa did that if Kamala Harris got it it would be national news.

Gittyup October 17, 2020 at 4:54 PM

@Mask Man Guess that sort of thing is why The Pioneer has had to combine Concord/Clayton editions. People have lost interest in that kind of “journalism,” and I use the term loosely.. That “Lesher Model” only works when you report facts and let the reader decide. Instead, The Pioneer serves their readers the author’s and publisher’s pablum of opinions. Too bad. So sad. Oh! Snap!

Recall 'Em All October 17, 2020 at 10:15 PM

Pretty tired of the punk next door who has parties and music blasting into my house – but, don’t forget, Concord is dedicated to quality of life issues. Just who is the quality of life suppose to be dedicated to? Those who choose to e inconsiderate of others seem to have more rights than others.

Antler October 17, 2020 at 11:51 PM

The instant the noise starts, call the Concord Police’s “Non-Emergency” number (or simply dial 911 and ask, “Non-emergency dispatcher, please?”)
The dispatcher usually says something like “I can take the call” or “go ahead!”
Your complaint is “I want to be anonymous, but I am willing to file a formal “disturbance of the peace” complaint against the person living at ………”. Then just be quiet and let them ask the questions.
This is REALLY effective if you can get a few other neighbors to call in within a few minutes of one another. (Be prepared to take your cell phone out closer to the noise source if the officer requests it.)

Recall 'Em All October 18, 2020 at 6:22 AM

I appreciate this bit of information. Thanx.

Ash October 18, 2020 at 9:09 AM

in the city where i used to live i attended a town hall meeting where the chief of police and other officers were present to take questions and speak with citizens about specific issues. i had contacted them before hand, and was happy that when i spoke to them they had my complaint. on a side note everyone lined up with the chief. so i went to one of the other officers who was very helpful. a few days later when the issue occurred again i contacted the police, non-emergency number, and officers showed up at the location of the issue and the problem became less of a problem in short order. so i would suggest to anyone having a serious issue with a neighbor to attend a town hall meeting and speak to the police directly. from my experience if you make a reasonable case will get the help you need.

Gittyup October 18, 2020 at 9:02 AM

It looks like it’s an easy “NO” vote on everything. Mothers Against Drunk Drivers is heavily advertising in support of Prop 22, the Lyft and Uber worker’s proposition, touting the driving service as a solution to the problem of drunk drivers. The truth of the matter is, you’ll be unlikely to ever meet at drunk or a stoner who actually thought they weren’t a better driver when they were loaded. No matter how powerful, influential, and well funded the organization, Mothers Against Drunk Drivers’ argument just doesn’t support a “Yes” vote on Proposition 22 in my opinion.

Ash October 19, 2020 at 2:36 PM

sorry but the “gig” economy is just an attempt to destroy our taxis.

no on everything, what ever the dems think is a good idea, isn’t

Gittyup October 19, 2020 at 4:24 PM

@Concord Mike As a former Independent Contractor (photographer), I can appreciate their desire to remain independent. However, I believe it is a subversion of the initiative process to bring labor disputes like this to the voters. We could eventually be asked to vote on every little ridiculous disagreement between employee and employer that arises.

With the budget they raised in support of Prop 22, they could have challenged the legality of AB5 and Newsom’s approval of it. Uber and Lyft will continue to operate even if this proposition fails, but it is disingenuous for MADD to imply that the service keeps drunk and stoned drivers off the road, and to throw their influence, power, and money behind a proposition that should be settled industry wide in the courts, not by the voters.

Anew October 18, 2020 at 1:35 PM

All dictatorships start with bullying and intimidation, censorship of the news, and suppression of free speech; as witnessed in San Francisco yesterday at Twitter headquarters. Philip Anderson had planned a rally to protest Twitter’s suppression of a New York post story that was very damaging to Hunter Biden and Joe Biden. He was brutally attacked and his front teeth were knocked out. The rally was cancelled.

If you plan to vote for Joe Biden, please first do a search on “Hunter + Twitter + China”. Please think twice.

ChampagneKitty October 18, 2020 at 5:55 PM

Your comment belongs in the other Politics thread. This one here is for local politics, like city councils, board of supervisors, and stuff like that.

Anew October 19, 2020 at 9:50 AM

@ChampagneKitty. I get your point. But Twitter, and other global high tech corporations, such as Google, Facebook and Yahoo, that have local headquarters, effect local communities in very significant ways. And they influence local politics to further their business interests and political beliefs.

Gittyup October 19, 2020 at 4:30 PM

@Anew Thanks for posting here. It surely is a local issue. We are greatly influenced locally by what goes on in San Francisco and in subspecies of the tech industry and appreciate seeing your comment on the goings on at the rally. From what I have read elsewhere, I wasn’t clear on Anderson message because the reporting I’ve see was so slanted to the left, protecting Biden’s transgressions, of course.

Anew October 20, 2020 at 9:40 AM

@Gittyup. Thank you. Our local TV stations and news outlets have been doing damage control for the Democrats by ignoring the story. SFGate claimed that the New York Post had published unverified content. But a number of sources have now proved its accuracy.

Search: Hunter + laptop + verified

Gittyup October 19, 2020 at 4:31 PM

Janelle Proctor looks like a good replacement for Grayson.

KAD October 20, 2020 at 6:59 PM

Received Another “Information” brochure in the mail today from the City of Concord on Measure V. I already voted No. If I had not already voted no, receiving a second “Informational” brochure would have ensured I voted No.
Vote NO.

Gittyup October 23, 2020 at 11:58 AM

People who want to “demilitarize” the police really have no idea what militarization actually looks like. This is an old film on the subject:

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