We were just talking about perpetual candidate Dave Donnan, weren’t we? Wondering what happened to that guy, since he never chimed in on our little debate last week. He could have answered all our questions, but never showed up.
Imagine my surprise when I opened my mailbox and found this note:
As you know I am running for Director of CARD and it would be very helpful in my campaign if you could bring me up to speed on their financial situation
Yes, I remember reading that Donnan was throwing his hat in for a CARD board position. I’m very depressed about CARD, I wish somebody would run against Jan Sneed, but I didn’t see anybody on the list, including Donnan, that I thought would be any better. I had thought of running for this position myself, but I have too much going on in my personal life, and I don’t have any supporters telling me to run. I can’t even get anybody to care about what’s going on at CARD, why would I sacrifice my personal life to ride into an ambush like that without any posse?
But, I have to laugh at you Dave – what are you asking me for? All that time I was screaming my head off about what was going on at CARD, and I couldn’t even get you to attend a meeting. Now you’re asking me for stuff that is readily available here:
In a nutshell, you can see that CARD has been steadily depleting it’s finances paying off pensions for it’s top 33 or so employees. Meanwhile, they’ve cut their minimum wage employees to 27 hours or less so they don’t have to pay Obamacare. I expect them to put a bond measure on the 2016 ballot, using their proposed gazillion dollar Aquajets’ aquatic center as bait.
This board requires that you be 18 years of age and a resident of the CARD district, which covers Chico and the surrounding unincorporated area “of influence.” I’d recommend you look the website over good and go to a few meetings before you stick your (virtual) dick in that mouse trap.
But no, I don’t support Dave Donnan. I believe Donnan, and Andrew Coolidge, and a lot of the people that “step up” for commissions are only trying to give themselves more credibility in their business dealings. BT Chapman is another one. These people all have businesses that revolve around the public sector, and if they can get themselves into a publicly elected or appointed seat, it gives them more respectability and opens more doors, let’s be real here.
The only candidate I have any interest in is Molina, and I can’t find anything out about this woman except that she’s with Chico Velo (the spandex killers) and she is being endorsed by the Democrats. I was going to ask her if she wanted to speak to Chico Taxpayers at the library, but I’m so disgusted with the lack of interest (not only in my forums but I’ve heard from two others that other forums are also grossly under-attended), FORGET IT. I’ll try to post whatever I can find about Molina here, we’ll see what we can dig up.