Conclusion of Roseville City Council’s $500K Dilemma

 Susan Rohan  Comments Off on Conclusion of Roseville City Council’s $500K Dilemma
Jun 192013

Folks – State Mandates once again are forcing the “wasting” of the $500k. If you vote Democrat, thank you so much for screwing local government.

From Susan Rohan:

Local government is no longer immune from the onslaught of state and federal mandates. Business has been reeling from them for years. Thanks in large part to (John) Allard the momentum has shifted staff and council efforts through collaborations with public associations to participate in rule making procedures and addressing proposed legislation. It is time consuming and risky but less so when private enterprise adds its political clout and political and technical expertise to the efforts. We have a law and regulation committee that us very active. And staff now understands how these gruesome proposals affect the bottom line of the publics’ budget. In essence the anti business legislature is pushing its dirty work down to us to do. And there are penalties if we don’t.

Unfunded State Mandates with punitive penalties if City Governments don’t waste money.

Under AB1890, AB2021 and SB1 – Public Utilities are REQUIRED to collect “Public Benefits Dollars” and spend them on an extremely limited array of “educational services”.

Central Planning. Socialism.

What else would you expect from the idiots in Sacramento!

Thank you to the anon letters’ sender for making sure that the source of this was identified.

Anonymous Letter: Is the City of Roseville About to Waste $500k?

 Bonnie Gore, Carol Garcia, Susan Rohan, Tim Herman  Comments Off on Anonymous Letter: Is the City of Roseville About to Waste $500k?
Jun 092013

I am not sure who sent this anonymous letter to me. Typical of anonymous letters – it was sent to my business office!

The letter asks a very reasonable question – why is the City of Roseville apparently budgeting $500k for advertising for its’ utility?

My first thought was that this was some sort of State mandate.

I called Roseville Mayor Susan Rohan for an explanation and she was unable to come up with a quick answer – so to the anonymous person that sent me the letter… GOOD JOB!

I will post an answer once we get one.

As a second item – Congrats and Thank You for standing up to the Police officers that inexplicably decided against negotiating in good faith.

Susan Rohan, Tim Herman, Carol Garcia and Bonnie Gore voted 4-0 to impose a contract on the Roseville Police Union after negotiations broke down. This is not an easy move – nor is it an ideological move in a City run correctly.

Courage deserves applause.

Roseville is in good hands.

Nov 262010

Gina Garbolino is the termed-out past mayor / current councilmember of Roseville. Her protege’ Tim Herman finished Second in the recently concluded City Council race and will succeed her.

My Family and I met Gina Garbolino at the Roseville Chamber of Commerce (as we did Tim Herman) in 1997.

Linda and Gina hit it off and became friends. It was an enduring friendship that survived Mine and George’s foray in to Partisan Republican politics.

I am writing this publicly, but this is what many people in Roseville knew… Gina was a family friend and was and is off-limits. I never took her on for the disagreements I had with her.

Gina Garbolino was always a straight-shooter. She did what she believed was right for Roseville. I watched her for the last eight years and can say that she served with class and integrity.

She endorsed Charlie Brown and donated to Jerry Brown and no one on Roseville’s right seemed to care. It is because Gina knew the art of diplomacy – her door was always open and she has built a ton of community goodwill.

In that stead – Tim Herman won for a lot of the same reasons. My Charge to him would be to parlay the relationships he has built over the years (that got him elected) to build bridges to people (like myself) that are not currently aligned with him.

Tim Herman has promised two things – to be a pro-business vote and to bring Drexel University to Roseville. If Mr. Herman is able to balance his green-streak with a true record of promoting business in Roseville… I’d be impressed.

I view both Gina Garbolino and Tim Herman as liberals. But, at the same time – I believe that Gina served Roseville well and that Roseville will miss her leadership.

I hope I can say the same about Tim Herman in four or eight years.

Nov 022010

At this point in the evening – Suzanne is leading by over 400 votes with only 35% of the vote outstanding.

Linda’s lead is 2100 votes with only 20% reporting, but those ratios usually hold up well.

Sam Cannon is not doing so well – I am certain I will be calling Tim Herman to Congratulate him.

Press Tribune Article on the Roseville City Council Drama!

 Neil Pople, Roseville City Council 2010, Sam Cannon, Susan Rohan, Tim Herman  Comments Off on Press Tribune Article on the Roseville City Council Drama!
Oct 272010

The recent article on the Roseville City Council Race has some interesting By-Lines to it:

Who is that masked e-mailer?

At least eight of these e-mails have gone out to recipients obtained by voter-registration lists. The domain server for the e-mails, “” was purchased from through the domain name That domain name is registered to Loomis resident Joseph Scharrer.

Scharrer isn’t new to local political controversy. In 2008, news stories reported that he bought dozens of website domains in the names of politicians he opposed to use the sites against the candidates.

Ooooooh, could it be?

They quote the “Non-Partisan” former employee of Charlie Brown for Congress (a liberal democrat) Lee Reed:

Roseville resident Lee Reed is upset by the partisanship of the e-mail messages. In 1960, at 21 years old, Reed tried to vote for the first time, but was turned away at the polling place, he said, because he “appeared to be a Republican” by his three-piece suit and shiny shoes in the Democratic-dominated city of Chicago — he actually planned to vote for John F. Kennedy Jr.

“I’ll never forget that,” Reed said. “I came from (a place) with some of the dirtiest politics in the nation. I moved out here to California. I want nonpartisan to be nonpartisan.”

Really? Then why Mr. Reed you file a complaint with the City Attorney’s office in an attempt to shut this blog down? Democrats. Free speech only works in one direction for them – you know, like the military ballots that several states deliberately did not send out in time?


More quotes:

Cannon, chief of staff for California Assemblyman Paul Cook, said he’ll focus on restoring jobs, improving the local economy and promoting public safety. The Roseville Planning Commissioner recently earned the endorsement of the Roseville Police Officers Association, Councilman John Allard and Councilman Jim Gray.

And now Tim Herman:

“I’m looking forward to being done with the (campaign) and going on to the next stage,” Herman said. “I’ve enjoyed knocking on doors and talking to people. I’m feeling very positive. It’s a long experience — I started walking precincts in 105 degree weather and (walked) this past weekend in the rain.”

Sounds like Mr. Herman thinks he has it won already.

(Pople) He has raised $2,866 for his campaign, mainly from the Placer County Democratic Central Committee, Stonewall Democratic Club of Greater Sacramento and several individuals.

No surprise there. (The Stonewall Democrats are a lifestyle group of Democrats)

“(The campaign) has been very exciting and a lot of fun,” Rohan said. “I’m anxious to see the end of it. I’m just plugging away until it’s done. You do everything you can think of, and it’s best to just be settled.”

Amen, Susan. Just be settled – If I had a vote, I’d have voted for Sam and Susan already.