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The ever-so-entertaining Moomjean

Re: Paul Moomjean’s disgust with Obama’s victory (Right Persuasion, Nov. 14) Moomjean gazes into his cloudy, GOP-colored crystal ball to predict increased unemployment, terrible riots among the “entitlement class” (not including the welfare rich Republicans, of course), that Obamacare will wreak havoc in the American economy, and that Obama will be siding with Muslim nations and abandoning America’s traditional (and multibillion-dollar) support of Israel. He then claims to be heartbroken (as if he had a heart) and threatens to move to Norway (a country with socialized medicine and all sorts of great programs to ensure a happy, productive, EDUCATED and peaceful society).

Please, Paul, I beg of you — DON’T LEAVE!  We need your angry, lunatic rants to entertain us! To be the great and accurate REVERSE BAROMETER that you are! We need you so that we can show our children that America is such a wonderful country with its free-speech rights that even an angry, crazed, undereducated and overopinionated moron such as yourself can entertain the public on a weekly basis in a local rag like the Reporter (the only paper that will have you, and of course only if they don’t have to pay you for your dribble).

Yes, Paul Moomjean, we need you right where you are! Reminding us week after week of all of the reasons why we need to keep supporting our Democratic president (and congressmen and women) and voting for our local Democratic candidates.

No, Paul, there will be no horrific unemployment numbers in four years. And Obamacare is hardly the socialist mandate for health care that you claim it is — it’s actually a watered-down, insurance industry-written piece of crap (thanks to Obama’s compromising with your GOP Congress)  that will be delivering millions of new customers to private insurance companies, without a single-payer (government) option. It’s not going to bankrupt our economy, Paul. It’s actually going to make your insurance company buddies rich beyond their wildest dreams. They just have to rein in a few unfair practices (like letting people keep their health care when they change jobs) and accept a few folks with preexisting conditions (etc.).

We really do need you to stay, Paul Moomjean! Without you, so many of us would lose our interest in politics! Without you, we would have nobody to point to as the great local GOP loon who drank ALL the Kool-Aid!

Besides, Norway wouldn’t want you in its peaceful, educated, socialized nation. Your maladies are so antithetical to the Norwegian’s ethical sensibilities that you’d be much better off moving to Texas.

At least there, you’d still be protected by American laws and your American civil rights.

And maybe a local rag might even run your alarmist rants once in a while.

I beg of you, Paul Moomjean — don’t leave!

Besides, WHO WOULD HAVE YOU?

Justin Markman
Ventura
 

The road to stupid white men

Your article in the VCReporter (“The road to Greece,” Right Persuasion, 11/15) was THE most ignorant, paranoid piece of trash I’ve EVER read. The only travesty in this country is that ignorance and stupidity aligned with paranoia define the Republican Party. Your article reflects the same sort of delusional, paranoid thinking that has dominated the Republican Party for generations. Stupid white men are the reason this country is like the rest of the failing economies in the world, stupidity and greedy bankers. Thank God YOU, sir, are finally in the minority in this country.

Joe Dodge
Ventura
 

Bon voyage, Mr. Moomjean

Re: “The road to Greece,” Paul Moomjean, Nov. 15

So now Mr. Moomjean is hollering about the fact that “his” entitlements are not being met; “his” beliefs have not been followed; “his” candidate was not elected. And so he is threatening to leave the United States. Let me be the first to chip in for his ticket.  

He doesn’t like our “groups” — the Hispanics, women, gays, African Americans (who he calls “blacks” …).  He says we are supposed to be a melting pot. Duh … Mr. Moomjean. These are the people who MAKE us a melting pot. He believes that in Norway the people all look nicer than we do. Blond, blue-eyed, fair-skinned, for instance? Sound like anyone we’ve ever heard of?

 
I believe our America is a beautiful country, full of people of all races, religions, beliefs, lifestyles. We are not just Democrats and Republicans; we are, in fact, Americans, citizens of the United States of America. We voted. President Obama was re-elected. Mitt Romney lost the election. That’s the way we work. I love this country. I love our president. I love that we did not allow the GOP (and what’s “grand” about it?  “Old,” yes, but “grand” — Not anymore!) to destroy the rights of women, deny rights of gays, eliminate our Hispanic neighbors. And yes, our president is “black” Mr. Moomjean; your racism is showing. Stop with the sour grapes already!  (Newsweek Magazine referred to the GOP as “Old, White and HISTORY!”)

As for those in need, well, I’m fortunate enough to say that I am not one of them. We don’t have a lot, but I have a warm home, a loving husband, good food, wonderful friends and loving relatives. And when I see someone who is in need, my response is not one of disgust and disapproval, as is Mr. Moomjean’s; it is not one of rejection or feeling put upon; it is one of love and compassion and caring. I will give out my money and pay my taxes happily, knowing that someone else might be a little warmer, a little less hungry, a little comforted for it. And I will sleep a little better, praying that they will also.

Oh … and that person standing at the airport, waving? That’s me, wishing you “bon voyage,” Mr. Moomjean. I’ll even pack a lunch for you.

Jan Richman Schulman
Oxnard

 

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Diss now, pay later?

Women will have 20 percent of the Senate seats in 2013. Some members of this class are returning and some five will be new. At least one, Democrat Clare McCaskill of Missouri, owes her seat to Republican Todd Akin’s remarks about “legitimate rape” and smart uteruses, which torpedoed his chances. She will represent a state that gave Mitt Romney a 10-point margin of victory this election.

Our two women senators, Democrats Dianne Feinstein and Barbara Boxer, gained their offices initially in the backlash against the Senate Judiciary Committee’s abusive treatment of Anita Hill during the Clarence Thomas confirmation hearings.

 
If the Republicans aren’t careful, they will diss women enough to put one of us into the White House.

Margaret Morris
Ventura
 

Right off the cliff

First of all, if you remember my letter from some weeks ago, I predicted both the outcome to this election and your subsequent reaction/meltdown.  I don’t make predictions very often, but when I do, you can bank on them.

You didn’t lose because Mitt Romney “isn’t a genuine conservative.”  You lost because the majority of Americans now flatly reject conservative “ideas”.

You didn’t lose because Obama ran a negative campaign. It’s not negative to point out both the lies and weaknesses of your opponent.

You didn’t lose because of any vote-counting shenanigans, voter suppression and/or voter fraud. YOUR side is guilty of that, and, quite frankly, the president’s margin of victory would have been far greater had it not been for the efforts of Republican governors and secretaries of state to deliberately exclude traditionally Democratic voters.

And incidentally, Obama did not lose the popular vote, either, nor was it even close.  He won by over 3 million votes in the popular vote. And in any case, Al Gore could tell you that it’s entirely possible to win the popular vote and still lose the election (or have it handed to you by activist judges who tell a state to ignore its own election laws).  And in the electoral vote tally, Obama’s victory was nothing less than a landslide.

Nor did you lose because Obama voters are “lazy and looking for handouts” or “racist.” The biggest handouts go to the ultra-wealthy, who don’t want to contribute their fair share to the society that made their great wealth possible.  The truly racist are those whose candidate’s total vote count was made up of 88 percent white votes. Maybe you conservatives should try not being misogynistic, homophobic race-baiters. It shows, and voters don’t like it.

The plain fact of the matter is that the ugly face and intellectual and moral bankruptcy of conservatism showed itself in this election cycle, and the majority of Americans chose to stand against it.

You can choose to blame others for this as you are now doing, and learn nothing. Or you can accept that you need to change how you view and approach the world, and adjust your actions accordingly.

But since the very definition of conservatism indicates a resistance to change, I won’t hold my breath.  That’s fine, though. It just insures that you will continue to lose election after election.

Tom Becham
Ventura
 

Ventura showed its true colors about Prop 30

Regarding Prop 30, Statewide Prop 30 won somewhat overwhelming.  Yes 53.9 percent, No 46.1 percent.  Too bad it couldn’t have won by 100 percent. I can’t really understand why anybody would be against funding our schools so the kids can get a real education.

However ,there were pockets of people in different areas that either weren’t thinking or simply did not care about kids’ education. It seems our forward thinking, intelligent folks in the city of Ventura were one of those pockets of “NAY” sayers.

The city of Ventura had a vote tally far behind the state’s average.  Yes 49.04 percent, No 50.96 percent.  It would seem to the casual observer that the voters in the city of Ventura just didn’t really care if their kids got an education or not. These are the same people that have been holding the city of Ventura far back from the rest of the state in approaching the future with a good plan. We call them NIMBYs (not in my backyard) and BANANAs (build absolutely nothing, anywhere near anything).

These folks were afraid that if they were to vote to give the schools more money and the schools improved dramatically, then more folks with kids would want to live in Ventura and of course that would mean more homes and businesses would have to be built, heavens to Murgatroyd, we simply don’t want any of that, so let’s vote against more money for schools.

It is my opinion that the folks that did vote against Prop 30 obviously never completed any schooling, they may have graduated from Kindergarten to 1st grade but from there everything started downhill.

Rellis Smith
Ventura

 

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In her honor

It was a nice day. The sun was out, and as I pulled up to where all the tall ships were docked, the beautiful tall ship the Bounty rested in the water with the sun shining through her rigs and masts. As I boarded her, I began to feel what it was like to be back in the day when she was built and sailed. I would like us all to honor the mighty ship and give our hearts and souls to the ones who are lost and to the one who carried the crew for as long as she could to save lives. So let’s all ring the bell in honor of the crew and the beautiful ship she was. The Bounty capsized during Super Storm Sandy.

Harold Glen Rainey Jr.
Channel Islands

Frankenstorm Sandy is what we eat

Frankenstorm Sandy is one more dramatic demonstrations that climate change and its extreme weather patterns are now part of our future.

Although we’re unlikely to reverse climate change, we can still mitigate its effects by reducing our driving, our energy use and our meat consumption.

Yes, meat consumption. A 2006 U.N. report estimated that meat consumption accounts for 18 percent of man-made greenhouse gases. A 2009 article in the respected World Watch magazine suggested that it may be closer to 50 percent.

Carbon dioxide, the principal greenhouse gas, is emitted by burning forests to create animal pastures and by combustion of fossil fuels to confine, feed, transport and slaughter animals and to refrigerate their carcasses. The much more damaging methane and nitrous oxide are discharged from digestive tracts of cattle and from animal waste cesspools, respectively.

We have the power of reducing the devastating effects of climate change every time we eat. Our local supermarket offers a rich variety of soy-based lunch “meats,” hotdogs, veggie burgers, soy and nut-based dairy products (including cheese and ice cream), and an ample selection of traditional vegetables, fruits, grains and nuts. Product lists, easy recipes, and transition tips are available at www.livevegan.org.

Victor Castanza
Ventura

Pensions are the problem

In response to Stanley Mantooth’s “Open letter to the people of Ventura County,  PROPOSITION 30 — A REALISTIC APPROACH” (letters, 10/18), let me quote Joe Biden  “With all due respect, that’s a bunch of malarkey!” Mantooth states that the facts are there. Well, only one of his bullets points is a fact and it is, the state IS facing a $16 billion deficit. In his second point, he says that the days of smoke and mirrors to cover the deficit are past. He is right and Gov. Jerry Brown should fess up as to why this Proposition 30 was on the ballot in the first place. Gov. Brown, who basically allowed the government employees to unionize back in his first term in the ’70s is now trying to deal with the monster he created, PENSIONS. His pension reform that he just signed did not go far enough and still had an unfunded liability of billions of dollars, and so his “smoke and mirrors” is Proposition 30.

He wants to tax people with income of $250,000 or more and raise the sales tax on ALL Californians because his mistakes and spineless approach to the pension system. In Ventura County, people need to earn $70,000 just to live here and get by. So is $250,000 really rich people? I don’t think so. That would be upper middle income. But honestly other than a farm community where in California is $250,000 rich? IT ISN’T … it just sounds good to the Democrats. Mantooth tried scare tactics, saying that our schools will fall apart. Really? And giving school districts more money and teachers is going to stop that? Show me when that has worked. It hasn’t, because the money should be spent on the kids, not on the teachers or administration as it always it is. You might as well burn the money.

But let’s not get away from the point. This problem was created by Brown because he does not want to seriously review the pension systems in this state, just his faux pension reform that he just passed. He does not have the nerve to challenge the unions as they are doing elsewhere in the country; instead he screws us by raising the sales tax in an already expensive state and tries the ploy of taxing $250,000-a-year millionaires. Brown and Mantooth must have been schooled in California because nowhere else is a millionaire someone who only makes $250,000 a year!

All of Mantooth’s endorsements were from school officials! How funny is that? They aren’t biased, are they? Yes, Brown saved our pensions so now let’s have a proposition that taxes the people of California to make up for the government’s inability to balance its budget, which in large part is unbalance because of us, the teachers unions, because who cares about the kids, just give us those benefits!

Mike Mislinay
Ventura

 

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Killer KSSR

Re: End transmission, cover feature, Oct. 4

Many a two-finger devil’s horns, a clenched fist and a screaming oi! oi! oi!! to all these DIY roots rock rebels who made this wondrous aberration happen in our little coastal burg here!

From the first day, I was hooked. The depth and inventiveness of the playlists were so out of the usual realm of anything presently on the FM or AM dial.

I found I couldn’t wait to hear what was next but had to savor what I was hearing at present. What a cool ride. Thankfully, these pirates had a vast library of all genres to pull from and they seemed to push all the tasty buttons to add a bit more flavor to our little slice of the coast.

If you never tuned in and heard the magic of it all, I’m sorry you missed it cuz it really was a moment in time. My radio went on in the morning and usually stayed on all day. I could not believe my ears that this “gift” was happening in “hometown” much less in the “secret” bunker!

So sad to see it gone from the radio because it was so pure and underground — with no commercials!

Thanks for a killer clean run with no harm or debris!

See what happens when you have too much fun . …

Brian Cook
Ventura

The greater good

I enjoyed the thoughtful column last week (at least that’s when I read it). (Power to speak, 10/4) I have never understood the link between religion (or lack of it) and morality, or what Buddhists would call “right living.”

I belong to a church, Unitarian Universalism, which has no creed one is compelled to believe in, in order to belong. Members are of many faiths, or none. But we have a moral imperative to walk with the congregation, and with society at large, in a just and humane manner. We have a set of principles starting with “the inherent worth and dignity of every being” and leading to “We care for the earth of which we are a part.” I have never met a group of people more committed to human rights, social justice and environmental activism.

Thank you for opening the conversation about politics and religion.

Jill Forman
Ventura

 

One brave Senator from South Dakota

Last month, we lost former U.S. Sen. George McGovern. Although many will recall his disastrous 1972 loss to Richard Nixon and his subsequent leadership in getting us out of Vietnam, his truly lasting legacy will be his war on hunger and malnutrition.

In 1977, following extensive public hearings, McGovern’s Senate Select Committee on Nutrition and Human Needs published dietary goals for the United States, a precursor to today’s dietary guidelines. It marked the first time that a U.S. government document recommended reduced meat consumption.

The meat industry forced the committee to destroy all copies of the report and to remove the offending recommendation from a new edition. It then abolished the committee, voted McGovern out of office, and warned government bureaucrats never to challenge meat consumption again. (Food Politics by Marion Nestle, 2007).

Yet, after 35 years of studies linking meat consumption with elevated risk of heart disease, stroke, cancer and other killer diseases, the MyPlate icon, representing USDA’s current Dietary Guidelines for Americans, recommends vegetables, fruits and grains, but never mentions meat, and shunts dairy off to one side (www.choosemyplate.gov/).

And it all started with one brave senator from South Dakota.

Vinnie Castanza
Ventura

 

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The right to know

Mr. Cohn’s article is spot on and I commend him and the VCReporter for exercising responsible journalism in publishing the actual facts on Prop. 37.  
I truly understand it is difficult for us voters to follow and research each and every initiative that comes up on the ballot. Certainly, our views on certain initiatives can be swayed by mainstream media and negative ads. I am lucky, in this case, to be well-versed on the subject of GMOs and Prop. 37.  
I was just at the Ventura pier and overheard a woman talking about the initiative with reference to the fact that her dog’s food would require a label but her steak would not. To clear up this misconception: If your dog’s food contains corn or soy, those ingredients are GMOs and since dog food is classified as a food it must be included in the initiative, unlike your steak (the cow), which is not, as yet, genetically engineered. In the future, if it becomes genetically engineered, it would require a label.
Monsanto already has salmon that is ready to be released to consumers, and it has been genetically engineered with the DNA of an eel to increase its growth potential. What are the human effects to us when taking two completely different species of animals and forcing the DNA from one into the other for the sole purpose of increased revenue? If Prop. 37 fails, Mosanto will be able to release this product on the market without any human safety testing and we the public will unknowingly be eating it.    
This labeling initiative is simple — label foods that contain GMOs. The opponents are using every weapon in their arsenal to confuse and mislead you. I urge each and every one of you who is uncertain how to vote on this important initiative to visit www.carighttoknow.org and www.responsibletechnology.org. Read the initiative, get the facts and vote responsibly. The initiative makes sense. Vote Yes on Prop. 37.     

Louise Cayard
Ventura

Time for a change in Oxnard

When mayoral candidate Irene Pinkard was elected to the Oxnard City Council, I, like many citizens, hoped that she could establish her own identity, separate from that of her husband, Bedford. Mr. Pinkard’s time on the City Council was marked by a consistent vote with the majority and approval of every development project regardless of the facts.
Unfortunately, Mrs. Pinkard’s voting record has been essentially the same. Like her husband, she always sides with power, even voting for the now discredited Southshore Project.
Judge Glen Reiser’s decision in this case goes beyond a close call on the technicalities. It focuses on substantial representations that were untrue but never cleared up by the Council. The inference is that members of the 3-to-2 majority were either incapable of understanding the facts or dishonest.
The judge was troubled that the city continued to act as if a school would be built years after it was informed by the school district that this would not happen. He also noted that the city acted as if Naval Base Ventura County at Point Mugu was three miles away when in truth it was a mere “stone’s throw” away from the southern project. He also opined that the documents failed to honor the Navy’s request to have impacts on each military mission evaluated.
Bottom line, Mrs. Pinkard showed herself in the Southshore hearings to be incapable of dealing with the facts of the case or understanding the requirements of the California Environmental Quality Act.  Yes, the same can be said of her two supporting colleagues, Councilman Bryan MacDonald and Mayor Tom Holden.
So the majority, aside from disrespecting its own citizens’ wishes to protect Ormond Beach, endangered the county’s largest and best employer.
I watch the Council hearings. I consistently see citizens like Bert Perello show a greater command of the facts than some council members.
I’ve also seen Pinkard and MacDonald consistently defend staff and their Council colleagues through the recent scandals. Neither has said or done anything to counter the culture of graft that plagues the city. Like the Wall Street scandal, no one has been prosecuted. No one has gone to jail.
Pinkard and MacDonald must be replaced. Perello and Orlando Dozier should be elected to the Council. 
It’s time for Oxnard to clean house .

Leslye Stern
Oxnard

More problems with Romney

There are many important issues to cover and only so much space in the newspaper, but I believe there are two issues that voters deserve to know about which are not being covered.
First, there is the arrest of Reverend Jessie Jackson, who was protesting at Sensata, a company owned by Bain Capital. Sensata employs 170 workers. They are closing Nov. 5 and moving to China. One hundred seventy American workers will be laid off. Former Massachusetts Gov. Romney is the major stock holder and able to stop this move. Is this how he will get tough with China?
Second, through an equity fund called Solamere, Romney and his son major are major stock holders in the company that owns the proprietary voting machines in Ohio. This is a clear conflict of interest and undermines the integrity of our voting system.

Tim Snowber
Camarillo

Irene Pinkard, a team player

I would like to recommend Irene Pinkard to be the next mayor of Oxnard. Not only does she have a lot of experience, she is excellent at seeing the big picture. Tim Flynn often lets the complaints of just a couple people change his mind on a decision that would otherwise benefit many people and the city of Oxnard just to get another vote. Pinkard does what she believes is right, uses her integrity to make the best decision possible for the community. She is also a team player who cares about working as well as possible with the councilmembers and with the community. Sometimes the best decision is the hardest decision, and she is comfortable making that decision even if it doesn’t increase her popularity. That is the type of leader we need to lead this great city.

Claire Johnson-Winegar
Oxnard

Kildee for Camarillo City Council

After moving to Camarillo in 1969, I meet this very young man name Kevin Kildee. All he has done is “GOOD” for Camarillo. He has voted against his own best interest hurting his own business by vote for The Camarillo Outlet Mall. To have anyone say they are running “to bring honesty to our City Council” must outrage all of us. You might not always agree with the City Council, but not one of them are not dishonest.
Whenever I run into Kevin I sound the Boy Scout  Mantra: trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean and reverent. For all who know Kevin, knows this sums up the guy.
Camarillo should be honored to have Kevin Kildee steering the future of our city.

Carl E. Smith
Camarillo

Suspicious disappearance of campaign signs

Like everybody in Ojai, I drive Highway 33 regularly. I have watched as all the campaign signs have gone up, including three or four of those big ones. It has caught my attention that the giant Bob Roper signs — the ones supported by 2x4s — remain, but the similarly sized Bennett signs are gone.
I am impressed with whoever vandalized those signs. It’s one thing to pull up a yard sign, but to remove those big signs must have required some tools!
We all want to do what we can to support the candidates we believe in, but come on. Do they think anyone believes the signs just fell over and blew away?

Rain Perry
Ojai

Bennett’s leadership

I recently had a personal interaction with Supervisor Steve Bennett.  
I am part of a team that is constructing a large (274 kW) photovoltaic solar project in Ventura County. During the first phase of our project, some concerns arose about the permitting and inspection process so I called Supervisor Steve Bennett. Within days, I was scheduled for an appointment with him.
At that meeting Supervisor Bennett and I had a candid conversation about my questions and concerns. Mr. Bennett explained that he has a long-standing record of supporting renewable energy and sustainable building in Ventura County.  He also stated his advocacy of forging positive relationships between builders and county officials to encourage safe, smart and efficient construction. He showed a keen interest in the project and requested progress updates on a regular basis. The next day his office contacted me to see if there was anything else they could help out with.
This interaction is an excellent example of how our local government can and should work.  I am proud as both a citizen and a businessperson to live in a District where the Supervisor supports both environmental protection (decreasing our carbon footprint with solar) and local, smart construction.  
I support Mr. Bennett for re-election.

MacAdam M. Lojowsky
LEED AP O+M
Ojai

The low road

Bob Roper hid the facts from us last spring when he made his “pension pledge” that was really a way to preserve his ability to take his annual $250,000 firefighter pension. Now I see he still lists himself as “Ventura County Fire Chief” on the ballot when in actual truth he has been retired since March. This past July, Roper was given the opportunity to change his ballot designation for this fall’s election to accurately state that he is retired. He declined to do that. Sadly, when he finds it politically advantageous to hide the facts from voters, he seems willing to do that.

Siri Rochin
Ventura

Top 10 reasons NOT to vote for Mitt Romney (McMoney)

10) He won’t create jobs because “I love to fire people.”
9)  He believes every corporation is a person, and half the American people are worthless.
8) If he were Santa, he’d fire the reindeer and outsource the elves; and if he were the Easter Bunny, he’d eat all the chocolate and hide all the eggs.
7)  He says he wants to be “The next CEO of the United States,” forgetting that the last two CEOs we had in the White House were Bush and Cheney.
6) When it comes to women’s issues, he’s just a good-looking Rush Limbaugh.
5) He flip-flops more often than thongs on the crest of a Japanese tsunami.
4) As the pioneer outsourcer of jobs, why, he is the bad economy, stupid!
3) He religiously believes that minorities can only get into heaven when “they are attached to white men as slaves.”  It also means, he and Ryan are taking the words “WHITE HOUSE” way too seriously
2) He’s so extreme that there are newspapers in Utah that won’t endorse him.
And the number one reason not to vote for McMoney for president:
1) I, for one, refuse to elect Darth Vader to the position of our next commander in chief.

Grant Marcus
Ventura

You go left, I go right

Do you think you could be a little more subtle? Your election editorial is a classic, desperate attempt to sway the vote. Thanks for giving me a guide on whom and what not to vote for. I understand your leanings; you have leaned so far, you have fallen over. That’s my opinion.

Dave Whitmer

Oxnard

New leaders needed in Oxnard

I am one of many Oxnard residents who has worked on protecting the Ormond Beach environmentally sensitive habitat areas. My small organization, Ormond Beach Wildlife Conservancy, supports land acquisition and restoration at Ormond Beach.
Like many others, we were shocked that a majority of the City Council voted to allow the SouthShore project in 2011. Substantial evidence showed that restoration of the Ormond Beach wetlands was in the best interest of the city and that SouthShore was inconsistent with the plans. Even if Council members disagreed with us, the threats upon Naval Base Ventura County were so evident that approval of SouthShore seemed impossible.
But when hearings began, it was evident to us that a majority of the Council had already decided to approve the project.
Respectfully, I must say that neither Councilman Bryan MacDonald nor Mayor Pro Tem Irene Pinkard showed the capacity nor the desire to protect Ormond Beach.
Please do not vote for MacDonald or Pinkard.

Juliana Krolak
President
Ormond Beach Wildlife Conservancy, Oxnard

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