Thank you for calling Paul Koretz an "ultra-liberal". As you are a former newsman, I've always respected your honesty.
The depiction of Krekorian over Essel as "the lesser of two evils" was very accurate. Very few people I knew were highly excited about the prospect of voting for either of them.
You have to admit that defeating Measure B was lucky. The Mayor "dumbed-down" the election by refusing to appear at a single campaign event with any opponents. The awful local media didn't even cover the election until the last two weeks. Turnout was horrific. If the Mayor had been facing a few well-funded candidates, the spillover from higher turnout probably would have pushed Measure B across the finish line.
I agree that the citizens need to target the 2011 election to try to regain control of this City, which is currently in the hands of madmen who, evidently, believe that City funds grow on trees.
It is UNACCEPTABLE that horrible officials like Jan Perry and Richard Alarcon were given a free pass and ran UNOPPOSED for their seats. City activists need to start branching out and being active with others neighborhoods.
Here are vote totals from 2007:
WENDY GREUEL 10,575
TOM LABONGE 8,486
TONY CARDENAS 4,803
RICHARD ALARCON 5,131
BERNARD C. PARKS 9,620
HERB J. WESSON, JR. 8,506
GREIG SMITH 14,749
JOSE HUIZAR 8,785
Are you kidding me? 9,000 votes to get rid of Huizar? 6,000 votes to get rid of Alarcon?? 5,000 votes to get rid of Cardenas!!???
This City needs to be re-taken from the corrupt people who run it now. I suggest Walter Moore in District 12. And I suggest David Hernandez move into either 6 or 14 and start making the rounds and getting to know people.