Uncontested elections in Contra Costa defeats democracy

uncontested election

Uncontested elections for offices in Contra Costa County appeared throughout the June 3 Primary ballot. This sad circumstance begs the question…What’s the difference between the election to replace retiring George Miller in Congress compared to what goes on in the so called “democratic” systems of Russia, China, and Cuba?  The answer is very little. These totalitarian regimes offer voters […]

County sales tax proposal on tap at June 3rd Supervisor meeting


When the Contra Costa Board of Supervisors meets Tuesday June 3rd to consider putting a sales tax proposal before voters, they have a complex set of issues to ponder in taking on such a political hot potato. Such a predicament becomes evident following my blistering post last week criticizing a countywide sales tax plan favored by Richmond Supervisor John […]

It’s official, DeSaulnier files for Congress

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A tweet from California State Senator Mark DeSaulnier (D-Concord) shows Mark as he submits papers as DeSaulnier files for Congress as a candidate for CA-11, the 11th Congressional District seat of California, encompassing most of Contra Costa County South of the Northern shoreline running from Martinez to Richmond.  He will run for the seat to be […]

Political musical chairs follows Rep Miller’s retirement

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Nothing less than a grand game of political musical chairs has ensued since Rep.George Miller’s (CA-11) retirement announcement. There is intense speculation and horse trading around who will move up the Democratic Party food chain to obtain higher office. So far in this game of political musical chairs, the tune is still playing. Unfortunately for […]

Stop permanent funding of SB-1 and Plan Bay Area


Darrell Steinberg, Author of SB 375 which brought us Plan Bay Area is now pushing CEQA reform and SB-1, co-authored by Senator Mark DeSaulnier of Concord. SB-1 expands the definition of BLIGHT by defining suburban and rural lifestyles as “inefficient land use patterns, and therefore “blight.” This has appalling and stunning legal and political implications. Citizens MUST oppose […]