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Friday, May 28, 2010

A Dangerous Enemy of Freedom Squeaks By

Un-official results are in from the Studio City Neighborhood Council elections and extremely dangerous enemy of freedom Lisa Sarkin was, unfortunately, barely re-elected to the panel. However more voters voted against the grand dame of StuCi and had those voters coalesced behind one candidate Sarkin would be hearing this song:

On the other some good news is that former member Michael McCue was re-elected and will return to the panel after being unceremoniously dumped by Sarkin and her thugs.  Hopefully Sarkin won't try this again as the community is wise to her reindeer games.

However the biggest news is the abysmal turn-out for the Neighborhood Council elections.  Less than 2,000 voters turned out for 11 of the panels representing an area with over a quarter million residents.  If the Councils expect to survive and achieve legitimacy they're going to have vastly increase participation and do it soon.

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Anonymous Anonymous said:

Jennerjahn; WRONG AGAIN!

May 28, 2010 11:02 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

While hardly a fan of Sarkin, she didn't 'squeak' by. She had 49% of the vote while second place had 35%. 14 points is pretty decent in any election.

May 28, 2010 11:05 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

NC elections will never have a large turn-out until they become something more than an "advisory board". No one votes for advisers, they vote for decision makers.

May 28, 2010 11:11 PM  

Anonymous Paul Hatfield said:

1105 - that's a good point, but it's a poor showing for an incumbent. Like AV winning with only 55% of the vote.

May 28, 2010 11:12 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

it's true, 1102, that whatever Phil Jennerjahn predicts always turns out to be wrong.

May 28, 2010 11:30 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Where are the results posted?

May 28, 2010 11:31 PM  

Blogger Joe B. said:


May 28, 2010 11:39 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I think Lisa's highest vote count shows a lot of great outreach.

Michael, after all his noise making, barely made it. And he still may not if there are provisionals or a challenge filed. Studio City had a good turnout. Its obvious that Michael's noise making made no difference.

As for NC election turnout. Even in regular elections the voter turnouts are poor. People are too busy trying to make ends meet, get their kids to and from school and putting up with the costly mistakes of the leaders who have failed us. On top of that, we pay too much for others who don't pay. Many people feel their voice doesn't make a difference. We in NC's have changed that and participation has grown and continues to grow.

May 30, 2010 9:46 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Most of the "noise" came from the Sarkin-Slate who screamed the loudest when McCue revealed their ethics violations and wrong-doing.

The Sarkin-Hate-Slate has always been noisy and bullying, as anyone familiar with the SCNC knows.

The article forgot to mention that Sarkin's long time partner-in-crime, Barbara Monahan-Burke, she who claimed that she led the petition to remove McCue, was rejected by the voters and Ben Di Benedetto, an Anti-RFA candidate, who spoke out in opposition to Burke's removal petition at the April meeting, was the top vote-getter in the Business Owner category. Burke came in last and will not be seated on the board.

McCue's principles also prevented Sarkin-endorsed renter's candidate Christian K.Etter-Johnson from being seated, so McCue did make a difference in the election--a big difference.

It's ironic that McCue, a renter's representative, was the only SCNC Board member who stood up for the homeowner's rights to be heard, and for that courageous stand, he got back-stabbed by a fellow Board member who had used Michael's energy and influence for three years to prop up the importance of her Government Affairs committee.

Burke's method of thanking McCue was to stab him in the back after three years of service.

So...McCue stopped two more blind, pro-Sarkin votes from being seated and that's a political victory for Studio City, and fair-minded stakeholders...especially after the Sarkin-Hate-Slate tried so hard to smear McCue for no reason other than partisan politics.

They even used the Sarah Palin technique and went so far as to call him a "terrorist!" That's how far the Sarkin-Hate-Slate will go, so Studio City should be on guard against this type of crazy, slanderous behavior.

McCue kept his cool under fire and stuck with the whistle-blowing truth. He deserves to be re-elected. He can be trusted, unlike the petty, vicious, out-of-control Sarkin gang.

Good for McCue!

May 30, 2010 8:12 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

wow, yet another victory for mayor sam...wait...they picked another loser.

what a surprise.

June 01, 2010 11:23 AM  

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