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, I tried to potential to save the Coronado get use of the Branch Railroad and what it Community Room or could mean for Imperial the Dempsey Holder building Beach's economy. and was turned down by forThe first time, I was told mer City Manager Barry that the rail project was against Johnson. the city policy. Last February, Last February, I enquired I was told that it was because I about use of the Community was not a 501(c) non-profit Room or Dempsey Holder organization. The subject is
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all areas where Ms. Winter and Ms. McCoy have not abstained from voting. Investigation will surely show that there are more issues within 500 feet of Mayda or Patricia's financial interests. Our outgoing city attorney McDugal has warned Winter several times, in public session, that she is in jeopardy of being prosecuted for conflicts of interest under FPPC rules. Winter says she is in no danger and has no conflicts. Good thing the District Attorney is a Democrat too. Don't get me wrong. I am not trashing Democrats or Republicans. This political/ development machinery the the ladies on the council are beholden to shows no preference for Democrats or Republicans - just greed! Former appointed councilman Dan Malcolm (cousin of convicted former Port Commissioner David Malcolm) was appointed to fill the seat of Diane Rose when she became mayor. Malcolm immediately started promoting redevelopment in our city. While he was still on the council, Winter, McCoy and Rose voted to give the redevelopment project where Wally's IGA is located to Malcolm's company, Sterling Development. These ladies on the council have pushed forward the concept of redevelopment to enrich their developer and political friends at the public's expense. Every resident should read the handbook on redevelopment available on the Internet at redevelopment.com before voting in this election. Our residents'
relevant to our community's past and it's future. You would think that our local leaders would want to know as much as possible about such an important subject. Unfortunately, our city officials sold their souls and our future to David Malcolm and Greg Cox regarding the railroad issue. Now they cannot change their position, even
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city councilman Steve Haskins and asked for funding. Haskins questioned Trook's ability to produce a newspaper and suggested that if he would produce his newspaper and be successful, Haskins would fund Trook's dream project. Trook sold his soul. The Imperial Beach Sun was born. Although Haskins
n a never-ending battle to win elections and maintain power, the inner circle of the secret political machinery set up its own newspaper several years ago. The late Walter Trook had dreamed of doing an arts, theatre and culture newspaper and went to former appointed
put up the money, Trook registered the business as a sole proprietorship with the County Recorder's office. Although it had the feel of a neighborhood newspaper, the secret driving force was a political action committee apparently run by Michael and Deborah Carey. It carried stories about the need for redevelopment,
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live's work will soon be taken away by high density development and, yes, eminent domain! It only takes three votes to re-institute eminent domain and it's probably coming soon - right after the election! Imperial Beach is destined to become an exclusive, highrent, gated community where most of us cannot afford to live. There are master plans for developments which have not yet been seen by the public. The crowds at redevelopment public meetings are filled with planted stooges who mention into the public record key components of the finished master plan. When those plans are revealed to the public, the ladies can say they made the decision based on public input as prescribed by the law. These ladies on the council, and the political/development machinery to which they are obligated, have deceived the public, and will continue to do so until the citizens stop them. Remember, when you can't afford to live here anymore, you won't be able to vote here anymore either. One of the biggest looming threats to Imperial Beach is proposed development of the Chula Vista Bayfront. Besides the impacts to wildlife (which will be devastating, according to the biologists) impacts to traffic flows on Palm Ave and Interstate-5 are being ignored by our local leaders. Officials from Caltrans and the California Highway Patrol are on record at bayfront meetings saying that infrastructure does not exist for such high density development to occur at the Chula Vista Bayfront. When it is completed, traffic backups for morning rush hours will block freeway
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