Should have CD 2/7 Councilman Richard Alarcon been aware of Assemblyman Felipe Fuentes lurking behind his political backside?
Nothing like a little political speculation on a late Sunday evening, provided by a politically educated, anonymous poster.
I just heard an interesting tidbit that it was Fuentes who threw Alarcon under the bus. If RA is pushed out, Fuentes could run and possibly get his seat, finish out his term and still have twelve more years. In any case, it's a no win situation for CD7 and the rest of the city.
People who live in Shadow Hills, CD2, have said that RA and his family live there. He should have followed the rules or he wouldn't be in this mess. He was living there when Wendy last ran for CD 2 but he probably knew he couldn't beat her so he opted to run for the state instead. The opportunity to run for a third term came up with the passage of Prop R and when Padilla vacated his seat for the state. When he ran and won CD7 as a resident, he tried to negotiate with Greuel to give up CD 2 territory so that he would be legal before anyone discovered he didn't live in his CD 7 district.
I can't believe Panarama City and the rest of CD7 don't believe rules should be followed. This sets a bad precedent for everyone and not a good image for those who think it's ok to lie. What happened to honesty, accountability and transparency. No excuses or variances should be allowed that are against the law. What he did is against the law and unacceptable.
BTW, anyone who believes that the third term was wanted by councilmembers in order to do a better job is a fool. They wanted the third term in order to collect pensions from the city. They must do 10 years in order to get it and 2 terms is only 8 years. I'm not sure if Alarcon gets the pension because his terms were not consecutive, but the city pays much more than the state, which was a huge incentive for him to return when he had the opportunity. It's time we clean out the horseshoe and get honest leaders.
August 07, 2010 1:24 A
After all, it was the Daily News who recently editorialize Fuentes proclivities’s
to advance the Special Interests monetary endeavors in Sacramento. Thus, could Fuentes be hording the favors of the Special Interests to spearhead his quest to become the next "Collectivist Overlord of CD 7"? Then lets not forget the other possible candidates as the Capital Weekly reports
Scott Johnson in CD 14
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