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By Ed Kravitz lmost nobody knows Maxx Stalheim in Imperial Beach! The people who do know him are mostly the IBCC and SWIA members who control the City Council and the Tidelands Advisory Board. The list of appointees to the board reads like a roster of the IBCC and SWIA membership. Who better to appoint as your advisors than your own little political worker bees, cheerleaders, lobyists or, as I like to refer to them, the IBCC flying monkeys Why would McCoy, Winter and Rose support a complete stranger to be appointed to the Tidelands Advisory Committee over longtime residents of our city? The answer is simple: political favors! That’s right! Stalheim’s appointment as a “relative unknown,” was part of the IBCC Strategy to give Stalheim credibility and visibility before his planned race for City Council in I.B. He’s not in the local phone book either! He is being placed as a candidate as partial payment for political favors and endorsements from County Supervisor Greg Cox and some of his friends for whom he just obtained large pay increases. The other law enforcement PAC which endorses Stalheim, admits it did so, before its members knew who all the candidates were. Stalheim’s endorsment from law enforcement came at Diane Rose’s request. Other candidates were never interviewed by the board that makes the endorsement for Page 4 - I. B. Voters' Guide - Nov. 2006
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the PAC. How can a PAC make fair endorsements when they do it before the due date for petitions for candidacy to be filed? Stalheim’s mission, if he is elected to the City Council will be to get appointed to the RDA (Redevelopment Agency), and open wide the doors of I.B to the bond brokers, consultants, developers and the greedy regional political forces who work with them — to bulldoze and build a new I.B. at your future expense! Redevelopment is Stalheim’s game! A Google
search of “Maxx Stalheim” on the Worldwide Web shows he is a hired-gun planner, who goes out to divide and conquer for the political forces now being controlled by big development interests. In some searches he is listed as “senior planner” for the City of San Diego. In other searches he is listed as “Senior Planner for the County of San Diego.” In yet other searches he is listed as “Senior Planner for the Otay Valley Regional Park and San Diego Historical Resources Board”! He made staff recommen-
Stalheim has wreaked Re-Development Havoc on the following communities: Midway District Redevelopment Controversy Valley Center / Project Manager Lakeside Fallbrook Hillcrest [Defends $65 million 12-story project at 301 University Avenue] Palomar Mountain Planning Commission Azelea Park Design Committee and Neighborhood Association (grants) County DPLR General Plan 2020 Steering Committee / County Board of Supervisors Otay Mesa Industrial Land 3000 of 9300 acres under county control “Maxx Stalheim” Air Transportation Action Progarm ATAP [Furnished Otay Mesa and Nestor community plan use maps] College Area Community council Executive Board Otay Valley Regional Park *** In addition, he is found on the following Web sites: Skyscraper Page Forum Uptown Planners Listing on Barbarian Records Message Board Made $200 donation to Mary Salas (IBCC strategy) Otay Valley Regional Park Stalheim is on most of the minutes of the Otay Valley Regional Park Joint Powers Authroity; chaired by Supervisor Cox. Also in regular attendance have been Ralph Inzunza, Steve Padilla and Mayda Winter! Ah! Birds of a feather, flocking together!