"Essel hides behind negative mailers"
Wild as in "wild, misleading attack" on fellow "Big 2 Candidate" Paul Krekorian.
The "Westside Essel Edition" of the "Old Gray Westside Hag On Spring Street" seeks to balance its Pro-Essel editorial slant with this objective news post
on CD 2 Candidate Chris Essel's "string of negative mailers" attacking opponants in the Special Election to replace Wendy Greuel on the City Council.
One of the negative mailers attacks Krekorian for his alleged actions regarding the preservation of the Verdugo Hills Golf Course. But as the "Ol d Gray Westside Hag On Spring Street" points out, the facts are in the details.
A recent mailer from Essel’s campaign claimed that Krekorian “voted for legislation that gave a Valley golf course away to a luxury condominium developer” and cites a May 2007 vote on Assembly Bill 212 as its source. But Krekorian says he never supported the project and has circulated an August 2007 letter he wrote to then-Councilwoman Wendy Greuel stating the golf course should be preserved as open space.
Krekorian elaborates further,
Krekorian notes that at the time he voted for AB 212 in May 2007, the bill was a briefly-worded state budget bill that did not include any language pertaining to the golf course project.
After the May 2007 vote, Assemblyman Felipe Fuentes gutted and amended the legislation, proposing planning process changes that would have allowed developers to build 229 homes on the 63-acre golf course in Tujunga.
“Saying that I voted for that is a lie,” Krekorian said in an interview this week.
Nice retort Paul, but why are you accepting Assemblyman Fuentes's "funny money of televise appreciation"
at this time when the issue of preserving the Verdugo Hills Golf Course, is the paramount decider for open space perservationists, in their choice for CD 2 ??
..........and for Chris Essel ?? One can go back and blend in with the elite masses.
to view Krekorian's latest mailer paid for
by the Los Angeles County Democratic Party.
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