Jun 172022
 

Please note: Joe Patterson, who is headed to the assembly, won election in Rocklin with about $30k.

Matthew Oliver, Your Intrepid Blogger, Pete Constant – aka the Scott Alvord Fan Club

Your intrepid blogger received a press release from Pete Constant, who is Matthew Oliver’s Campaign Manager:

Local Business Owner Matthew Oliver Announces Campaign for Rocklin City Council

OVER $65,000 RAISED BY OVERFLOW CROWD IN RECORD-BREAKING LOCAL CAMPAIGN KICKOFF

Rocklin, CA – In a highly anticipated announcement, local businessman and restauranter Matthew Oliver launched his campaign for Rocklin City Council to a cheering, overflow crowd at his Lincoln restaurant, Oliver’s Brewhouse, last night.

Over 200 people filled the room, including numerous elected officials, as Assemblyman Kevin Kiley spoke of Oliver’s persuasive and effective advocacy for local businesses and families during the COVID pandemic. Kiley praised Oliver for his strength, commitment to community, and effective leadership, saying, “what it took was people who are willing to speak up, take a stand, and fight back, and no one did it with greater courage or greater effectiveness than Matthew Oliver. It was his example that inspired so many others and allowed Placer County and Rocklin to chart it’s own course and get us through this, way better off than the rest of the state and that is the leadership he is going to bring.”

Matthew Oliver, joined by his wife and children, took the stage to a roar of excitement. Oliver shared his passion for the Rocklin community and highlighted his priorities of protecting quality of life, preserving Rocklin’s culture, and promoting the business community.

“Twelve years ago, my wife and I fell in love with Placer County, moving to Rocklin for better schools, safety, and community. We fell in love with the family culture, a strong faith-based community, and the idea that people help one another, supporting each other. What we love is being attacked. Our safety is in jeopardy as crime rates going up. Our schools and education are threatened by state mandates. Our small businesses have defended an all-out war against them. For my wife and I, we feel that what we Love is worth Fighting for.”

Oliver called on the crowd to join the campaign by sharing their time, talent, and treasure to the extent they each were able. Within three minutes, nearly $25,000 was raised setting the tone for the evening. At the end of the event, over $65,000 was raised for the campaign.

Matthew Oliver summed up the event, saying, “tonight, people showed that this is not about a person or a party, but that they are ready to be heard. They are not going to allow anyone to take what they love away from them, but that they are willing to stand and to fight for what matters most and they are willing to put their money where their passion is! I am humbled that they believe I
am the right person to represent them.”

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About Matthew Oliver: Matthew Oliver has been a member of the community living in Rocklin for the last 13 years. Married to Siobhan Oliver his wife for 23 years, together they have raised 5 children, including Auston Oliver their eldest adopted son.

As a small business owner of House of Oliver and Senior Pastor of the Family Church in Roseville, Matthew knows the tough challenges facing our local community today.

Matthew has stood strong for our local businesses, working to partner together to make our community stronger.

He has stood for our children and their health and education, fighting hard both locally and at the capitol to get our schools open and to get the government out of our children’s health.

Matthew has been a strong advocate for continued safety in our city and throughout placer county.

As a pastor for over 23 years, Matthew knows what it means to serve his community. From outreaches that included feeding the hungry, providing blankets and resources to the hurting, school supplies for students in need and community events throughout the years, to counseling families, working with troubled teens and hurting parents. He knows what it means to bring people together and work together for a greater good.

Coming Soon to Rocklin – A Home for Violent Mental Patients?

 CIty of Rocklin  Comments Off on Coming Soon to Rocklin – A Home for Violent Mental Patients?
Dec 142015
 

No wait – here you go again with inflammatory titles. Is this another RightOnDaily fantasy?

Nope. The only fantasies are those in the heads of the would-be patients of this would-be facility.

Universal Health Services is attempting to build a facility that will house a variety of mentally ill patients including – profoundly dangerous psychotic cases (of the ISIS 5150 kind) 597 feet away from Whitney High School!!!

It gets worse – as in way worse. A member of Rocklin’s City Staff – a Troy Holt is all over emails turned over to this blogger attempting to ram this project through the process.

I don’t know Mr. Holt. But – What he is doing is wrong. The storm that has been blowing in Rocklin is 100% over an out of control city staffer that got caught. Worse, others as it appears are attempting to avoid conflict and are making the situation worse.

The bottom line – Mr. Holt has been misrepresenting the facility, its’ goals and the support from it by police and fire. When Police and Fire were contacted – the initial response was surprise and then the bureaucratic line closed ranks. This is clear from the emails I have been sent that were turned over in Public Records Requests.

Here’s my issue – I know people on the planning commission. I know most of the councilmembers. This thing is going to die. If it does not – I’d be mortally shocked and would watch Rocklin burn down in a citizen riot. I will not accuse anyone on the planning commission of wrongdoing or anyone on the City Council. However, they are going to have to act and risk making someone mad. Most in local government try as hard as they can to keep everyone happy – it is not possible here.

Universal Health Services appears to be a disaster. There is a website dedicated to the maladies of this corporation.

The site has a decidedly left-wing slant but the following items are factual are are beyond the anti-capitalist hysteria of the site:

Numerous investigations in to Medicare and Medicaid fraud.

21 Locations owned are under investigation for substandard care.

They have settled lawsuits for persecuting whistle-blowers.

So – this is why your intrepid blogger has taken this case up. I detest liars.

I hope I don’t have to start getting in to gory detail – but the emails I have seen have what I believe to be outright lies and lies of omission in them. The UHS people are attempting to downplay the severity of the patients this facility would be housing.

But – take a step back – this facility for mentally ill people would be 597 FEET FROM WHITNEY HIGH SCHOOL and would be next door to a senior living complex. But, wait – there’s more – It would have 12 foot “walls” with some sort of special (unclibable) fabric on them.

Insane, violent patients 597 feet from a high school and a senior living complex – and 12 foot “walls” with some sort of special (unclimbable) fabric on them in the middle of a residential district.

It appears that Mr. Holt’s ego is involved. This is the only explanation for the continued spin after the absurdity of the situation was exposed. In the mind of Troy Holt, the City of Rocklin needs the mental hospital right in the middle of a residential neighborhood and he has committed himself to a self-destructive rampage to see that he gets his way. This is what I am reading in the emails I am seeing.

The Rocklin City Council should fire Troy Holt.

The people that are attempting to build this facility admit that there have been several escapes. In their terminology – they call them “Elopements”, if Universal Health Services can’t even call the escape of a violent mental patient an escape – what else have they lied about?

Look at the website of their Sacramento Facility:

Attached are two screen shots of Sierra Vista’s website containing the “admissions criteria.”  One is from December 1 and one is from several days later.  Please note the removal of “Violent, Impulsive Behaviors” (changed to simply “impulsive behaviors”) and “sexually acting out” (changed to “acting out behaviors”).

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This is disgusting. I really feel for the members of the Rocklin City Council – they have an out of control staffer that has enraged the citizens with his actions so bad that they will be threatened at the ballot box.

Unfortunately, this situation has been on local media all over the area and I believe that not only will the City Council have to kill this facility (if the planning commission does not) – but they will also have to publicly terminate Troy Holt.