I do not support you Meghan, no matter how many lawn signs your team puts outside my office without my permission. How many more places around town have you put up signs without permission? I can’t imagine you do this just to irritate me. But it got me to finally write the following because I am concerned with what is going on.
We have the constant barrage of vicious attack articles and blogs aimed at Scott Malsin (I know Meghan, negative campaigning works). From what I can determine the writers (the ones that exist?) are in your court. What is next? False campaign mailings? Well, that already happened last weekend when a reprint of a blog from the Front Page Online without the required FPPC sender identification was mailed out.
But when will we see the illegal postcard mailings? Like the one that was sent out at the end of the last school board election falsely using an unknown organization’s name as the sender in an effort to mislead the voters. The mailing was traced to a well known mailing/printing house working mostly with governmental labor union campaigns. I wonder if we will see the same shenanigans from your court in this election? I am emptying my mailbox with great anticipation every day.
You don’t take money from local developers, because you don’t want to be “beholden to developers.” How about the $1000 outside donation that came into your last campaign, at the last minute as to not make the filing report before the election? You got $1000 (the maximum allowed) from the SEUI, a union that doesn’t even have organized employees in Culver City. Was this why you kept quiet and never took a real stand in support of all the parents regarding the issue to unionize the parent-paid adjuncts at El Marino School? Are you expecting fresh outside union donations this week? You surely are very active in school issues, why not this one? Are you beholden (your word) to the unions? You took their money. How can I trust putting the overall interest of the city first if you are elected to the city council?
It is a sad testament to our local election that your team and associates have turned this election into a contact sport with no rules. I have a hard time understanding how you can reconcile that with your community approach. I do not believe that the goal justifies the means. Why do you?
This city is too small to have these divides, so why do you surround yourself with associates that are so divisive? The city council is not a Republican, Independent or Democratic council. The issues in front of the council are not left or right ideological issues. They are pragmatic, practical issues to make this city the best place possible to live and work in for all. As a city we need the best and brightest at this challenging juncture. I’m sorry Meghan, I had hopes for you, but this campaign and the people you have surrounded yourself with clearly do not measure up to the fairness and honesty I believe we need in the city today.
Back to the lawn signs. Political support may not be a tangible good, but implied support when it doesn’t exist should be considered a form of theft. If it has happened once (make that twice) how do we know it has not happened more often?
Culver City resident and business owner
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