Aaron F Park

Reality is a stubborn thing.

Jan 242022
 
Dear Friends,

Earlier this month, I announced my campaign for the 5th Assembly District.  You can read the full release here. Since then I have been humbled by the amount of support I have received including the endorsements of Senator Jim Nielsen, Assemblymember James Gallagher and many other local leaders and small-business owners.

All of this support makes me feel confident about winning this election, but I know that I won’t be able to do it without your support. On Thursday, February 17th from 5-6:30 PM we will be having our campaign kickoff event at the Pink Martini in Rocklin. You can download the flyer and RSVP by clicking the image below.

I hope you will be able to attend! However, if you can’t and you would still like to support you can mail in a contribution to the address on the form or you can donate HERE.

You can also share this event on Facebook and have your friends sign up for campaign updates at www.JoePatterson.com.

Thank you for your support! I look forward to a successful campaign and representing you and our communities in the Assembly!

Thanks,

Joe

Paid for by Joe Patterson for Assembly 2022. FPPC ID# 1443381
Jan 242022
 

Note: Your intrepid blogger has not committed to a candidate yet.

With Sheriff Scott Jones entering the race against Kevin Kiley – we are now assured of a multi-million-dollar-slugfest. Party Time.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 24, 2022
Press Contact: Duane Dichiara
(916) 997-4784
Sacramento Sheriff Scott Jones Announces Campaign for California’s 3rd Congressional District
33-year veteran of the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office enters Republican primary for newly drawn 3rd Congressional District
(Sacramento, CA) – Sacramento County Sheriff Scott Jones today announced he is joining the Republican primary for California’s newly drawn 3rd Congressional District.

Starting with the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office in 1989, Sheriff Jones rose through the ranks, earning the respect of his peers and the community alike. He was first elected Sheriff by the people of Sacramento County in 2010 and was subsequently re-elected in 2014 and 2018.

“We are at a pivotal moment in America’s history. Our people have an infinite amount of patriotism, passion, ingenuity and drive. Unfortunately, the failed policies and politics of liberal Washington politicians are dividing us, making us less safe, and stifling opportunity.

I’ve spent 33 years on the front line of law enforcement. I think everyone knows I’m not always politically correct, and that I ‘call it like I see it.’ Crime and lawlessness are growing. Nothing is being done to secure the border and stop illegal immigration.

That is why this election is all about who has the leadership and experience to make a difference, and who will restore law and order in America. I am the law and order candidate – I’ll stand up against the “woke” liberals like Nancy Pelosi. I have and will stand up against the ‘Defund the Police’ movement to help make our communities safe again. I have and will stand up to demand we secure our border.

Today, I am declaring, with my wife of 27 years and my 4 children at my side, that I am a candidate for Congress. I will put the safety of America and Americans first again.”

Sheriff Jones accomplished a strong record of leadership at the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office, stewarding the Department’s recovery from the worst financial crisis of its history, becoming a regional leader in the fight against gangs, and hiring a record number of women, minorities, and veterans. As one of the foremost experts on law enforcement in California, Sheriff Jones will be an advocate for investing in public safety and a vocal opponent of the ‘Defund the Police’ movement. Jones will be an advocate for fiscal accountability, border security, and restoring criminal justice to America’s communities.

California’s 3rd Congressional District includes the Counties of Placer, Nevada, Mono, Sierra, Inyo, Plumas and Alpine and portions of Sacramento, El Dorado and Yuba Counties. It is an open seat and Republicans hold a 7-point registration advantage.

To learn more about Sheriff Scott Jones and his campaign for Congress, visit: scottjonesforcongress.com.

Jan 192022
 

Campaign 101. Usually endorsements are not worth more than the one vote they represent. Others, signify some power and access to groups of stakeholders.

James Gallagher is a conservative that has campaigned with Kevin Kiley all over California – and has sued Gavin Newsom successfully a few times. Gallagher matters.

Up next is Gentleman Jim. My guess is that Patterson is going to scoop up the influential endorsements and those will contribute to a prohibitive money and support advantage (that 15,000 Facebook Likes just can’t buy).

Press Release
January 19, 2022

Senator Jim Nielsen Endorses Councilman Joe Patterson For Assembly
Rocklin, Calif.– Today, Republican small-business owner Joe Patterson announced receiving the endorsement of California State Senator Jim Nielsen in his campaign for State Assembly.

The endorsement is especially notable because in the State Senate, Senator Nielsen represents the City of Roseville, the largest city in the newly drawn 5th Assembly District.

“Joe is a strong conservative who understands the key issues facing our community. Joe understands the importance of building more water storage, improving fire protection and keeping criminals behind bars,” said Senator Jim Nielsen. “We need more leaders like Joe Patterson to take on the key issues to get our state back on track. That’s why I support Joe for State Assembly.”

Joe Patterson has quickly established himself as the leading candidate to replace Assemblyman Kevin Kiley who recently announced his campaign for Congress. Patterson most recently announced major endorsements from the Mayor of the City of Rocklin, the Mayor of the City of Lincoln as well as neighboring State Assemblyman James Gallagher.

The newly drawn 5th Assembly District is split between Placer and El Dorado Counties and includes the incorporated cities of Cameron Park, El Dorado Hills, Lincoln, Placerville, Rocklin, and Roseville.

For more information, visit www.JoePatterson.com.

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Jan 162022
 

The official Hairgel of California.

Government bungling and California. This is your government at work.

I got a call from a whistleblower who works in the bowels of California Government. He told me something that will surprise no one, but is so apropos for the State of California, I could not help but blog about it.

Here’s the rub, if you are unvaccinated, the State of CA makes you take a test every week. Since the staff of the State of CA are mostly socialists and social justice warriors, over 90% of them dutifully got their shots at the behest of Governor Hairgel.

This means that the State of CA ordered way too many tests as they were expecting 1/4 to 1/3 of their workforce to be unvaxxed.

Did the State of CA share the tests? No. However, it appears that people in local offices have been somehow. I have to delete some of the details in order not to burn my source – but the upshot is that a few employees in local offices aware of the excess tests (many expire on 2-11 thru 2-15 2022) have been trying to get some out to places that need them.

I have talked to all kinds of people who needed covid tests or have been delayed getting the tests. It looks like the CA State bureaucracy has contributed substantially to that problem.

Why hasn’t the State of CA moved the tests around? Why is the bureaucracy ignoring this issue? Why were tests alloted to departments with no accounting for the actual disposition of the departments.

Just another day in the Hairgel administration.

Jan 132022
 

Your intrepid blogger received a copy of  letter from Eric Eisenhammer and the Gold Country Taxpayer’s Association.

What I find stunning is that the staff of the WPWMA DID NOT DO A TECHNICAL ANALYSIS/REVIEW OF THE BIDS!!! In something so highly regulated, what competent staff would make such a glaring mistake?

Date: January 13, 2022

To: WPWMA Board Members

From: Gold Country Taxpayers’ Association

RE: Agenda Item 9(a) – MRF and WRSL Operations Procurement

Honorable Board Members,

The Gold Country Taxpayers Association supports ethical and accountable leadership for our communities, lower taxes, and smarter regulations. It is in support of our core mission that we are writing to you today regarding the MRF and WRSL Operations Procurement this evening’s agenda.

We have been following this issue on your agenda for several months and have read with interest several media and other online reports related to this process. These reports leave us with serious concerns related to the recommended actions staff has asked you to take. This procurement will impact local residents and ratepayers for over a decade; therefore, it is imperative that as board members representing taxpayers throughout our region, you are thoughtful, analytical, and deliberate in your actions.

First and foremost, we believe that it is fiscally imprudent to award a procurement of such a complex and technical nature without an independent fiscal and technical analysis. This contract involves the investment of well over $100 million of taxpayer dollars for necessary infrastructure. As one of the region’s largest capital investments of the coming years it is absolutely necessary that you protect the taxpayers’ investment by fully analyzing the proposals to ensure that these investments allow you to fully comply with the onerous regulatory requirements of SB1383 and ensure the selected vendor can deliver on the lofty promises contained in their respective bids.

Our understanding of staff’s fiscal analysis is that it was limited to only the early years of the contract, rather than the full term of the potential agreement. We believe it is fiscally irresponsible on a contract of this duration to not consider the costs over the full term of the agreement. This is especially true when the agreement requires such a large amount of capital equipment investment.

We are confident that you are well aware of these technical, regulatory, and fiscal issues. You demonstrated that when you approved a significant contract with a qualified company to fully
analyze the 30% design submissions. We are completely baffled, however, that staff never utilized this expertise to protect the authority and the taxpayers.

Additionally, we are deeply troubled by a number of issues that have been brought to light in regard to one of the companies submitting a proposal. More troubling is the appearance that the authority made no efforts to substantiate or disprove the allegations prior to making a recommendation. We understand that this company afforded an opportunity at the last meeting for staff or board members to ask questions related to these allegations – that opportunity was met with silence. Quite frankly, our members and the general public deserve, and demand, better.

With the length of this contract, we can ill afford to be victims of unanticipated rate increases or complete disruption of service that has been reported in other localities in relation to their waste services.

For these reasons, the Gold County Taxpayers Association asks you to not award a contract unless and until an independent full technical and fiscal analysis is completed. It is the only way
that taxpayers can be protected.

Sincerely,
Eric Eisenhammer
President
Gold Country Taxpayers Association