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Posted by: thepinetree on 04/14/2014 01:28 PM Updated by: thepinetree on 04/14/2014 01:28 PM
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2014 Calaveras County District Five Supervisoral Candidates PATV Debate

San Andreas CA...2014 Calaveras County District Five Supervisor Candidates Hosted by the Calaveras Enterprise & the Taxpayers Association. Next PATV forum is on the 17th with Stephen Crane as Moderator, featuring the Sheriffs and District 3 Supervisors, (1/2 hour each). Last forum will be on May 1st with Joel returning as Moderator and will feature the Judge candidates, (1/2 hour each).






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No Subject
Posted on: 2014-04-14 15:12:14   By: Anonymous
 
Thank you for posting this, it was eye opening. Will there be actual live debates at some point? I think the questions and answers portion coming from community members, and not just a moderator, is very important. Spellman really needs to concentrate more on what he has done in the past 4 years and stop bashing Marti Crane. Ya, we get it, those two have a mutual "dislike" for each other. Move on and tell us why we should vote for you. It makes a candidate look really bad when they start bashing. None of the other 3 did that. Marti Crane should spend less time talking about how she has "attended every meeting in the past 4 years" over and over again.. and start telling us why we should vote for her! at this point based on watching the video, Crane and Spellman are already at the bottom of my list. I hope to see them all meet again prior to voting.

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2014-04-14 19:10:32   By: Anonymous
     
    Thank you for the video.. I am wondering why Stephen Crane (Marti's Husband) will be the moderator Thurs. 17h for the sheriffs candidates..Its common knowledge that Marti and Kuntz are friends.. After last Sheriffs election, I would love to see an honest, un-bias debate, candidates meeting etc.. One that will make Kuntz unaware of the questions beforehand, and will treat candidate fairly and equally.. Kuntz to this date has not committed to a debate.. Im guessing he will show for this because its his "friend"

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      Re:
      Posted on: 2014-04-14 19:53:53   By: Anonymous
       
      Marti Crane is a Kuntz supporter. Find a new moderator...come on. So wrong.

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        Re:
        Posted on: 2014-04-14 21:32:09   By: Anonymous
         
        Stephen Crane is a reporter with the Enterprise not Marti Crane's husband.

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          Re:
          Posted on: 2014-04-14 21:46:47   By: Anonymous
           
          And is also her husband

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            Re:
            Posted on: 2014-04-14 21:50:43   By: Anonymous
             
            Big humble apology... Stephen is not her husband.. Bill is her husband.. I can admit when I am wrong.. So I apologize.. Does anyone know if he is related to her?? It just still smells funny to me... Kuntz will not sit with anyone... Appreciate any information on this matter

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              Re: no relation
              Posted on: 2014-04-14 22:04:17   By: Anonymous
               
              Stephan Crane is the new Editor for the Calaveras Enterprise and no relation to Miss Marti or Mr Bill. Oh No!

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      Re:
      Posted on: 2014-04-18 09:54:25   By: Anonymous
       
      Marti's husband is Bill Crane. You are getting people mixed up.

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2014-04-16 21:01:13   By: Anonymous
     
    where can i watch the Sheriff candidates with Stephen Crane???


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Nothing to offer
Posted on: 2014-04-14 22:00:48   By: Anonymous
 
No candidate besides Spellman had any ideas to share when asked multiple times what they would do to change what they see are the problems facing the county.

Any halfwit can say there is a need to have a plan and that there are skilled workers who are unemployed in our county. Businesses are shuttered in San Andreas. No kidding? How about telling us something we don't know like how you would make it better.

I would like to hear more about what Spellman's ideas are for the landfill and what he's talking about with the old cement plant gas line. Is he talking about jobs in San Andreas? That's not in his district, but ok let's hear it.

Was that Kearney doing the heavy mouth breathing while the other candidates were talking? Doesn't sound healthy whoever it is.

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    Re: Nothing to offer
    Posted on: 2014-04-15 07:25:27   By: Anonymous
     
    The heavy breathing was from Spellman... the coughing and clearing of his throat every time a candidate spoke. It will be refreshing to have a Supervisor who truly supports Rancho. We don't need someone who wants to raise our taxes!
    I like Steve's ideas.. So far he has my vote!

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      Re: Nothing to offer
      Posted on: 2014-04-15 07:54:34   By: Anonymous
       
      Did anyone even catch the fact that Spellman said his district had no grocery stores or shopping centers?? I guess he forgets that not only Rancho people are in his district. Some La Contenta people are stuck with him! It was Spellman clearing his throat and using his usual rude tactics. I agree with the above post, Kearny did the best job. Crane needs to tone it down a bit. Lets just get Spellman out. That is the main thing.

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        Re: Nothing to offer
        Posted on: 2014-04-15 07:59:48   By: Anonymous
         
        There are no grocery stores in Rancho or LaContenta. What planet do you live on?

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          Re: Nothing to offer
          Posted on: 2014-04-15 10:01:08   By: Anonymous
           
          MarVal is 5 seconds up the highway and we have a shopping center in La Contenta. What planet are you living on?!! last time I checked there are two shopping centers here, in his district (unfortunately some are stuck with him for a few more months.) Spellman does NOT just represent Rancho. get a grip.

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            Re: Nothing to offer
            Posted on: 2014-04-15 11:02:48   By: Anonymous
             
            5 minutes up the road is not his district and "shopping" is a grocery store, hardware store, etc. none of which are in his district Marti. You wish it was only a couple more months but you know it will be four more years. I thought you said you were moving if Spellman won in 2010? Why are you still here? Go back to Orange County if you like smart growth and everything landscaped with street lights. Or better yet don't burden the good people of Orange County just move back to Ohio where you came from originally before you jumped on the 1960's hippie tour. Ohio needs you Marti.

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              Re: Nothing to offer
              Posted on: 2014-04-15 11:05:12   By: Anonymous
               
              Yep, she's just a cleaned up recycled hippie.

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              Re: Nothing to offer
              Posted on: 2014-04-15 11:33:28   By: Anonymous
               
              well I am certainly NOT Marti...not voting for her either. I am sorry to tell you, part of La Contenta IS in Spellman's district! he made it sound like we have zero resources here. wrong. If I had to vote for either of them, it would be Marti, fortunately we have other options. Have you even been paying attention to Mr. Spellman's antics since the last election? Kearney has my vote.

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                Re: Nothing to offer
                Posted on: 2014-04-15 13:46:50   By: Anonymous
                 
                You can't vote for Kearney Dave, you're not living in the district. Your developer buddies are not in that district either but that doesn't matter because they're just wanting to buy a vote on the board of supervisors for their business profit ventures. That's all they really care about. Build more houses, golf courses, hotels as well I've heard is a new addition to the list of possibilities if Kearney is elected.

                Spellman cares about the people of his district over the desires of outside developers and puts his people, the ones who elected him, first. He's got my vote!

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                  Re: Nothing to offer
                  Posted on: 2014-04-15 15:20:43   By: Anonymous
                   
                  K, I am also not Dave (who is Dave?!)..quit assuming.

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                  Re: Nothing to offer
                  Posted on: 2014-04-15 21:17:58   By: Anonymous
                   
                  At Least Spellman will have one vote!

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          Re: Nothing to offer
          Posted on: 2014-04-16 06:12:32   By: Anonymous
           
          Don't forget Burson Market!!!!!

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      Re: Nothing to offer
      Posted on: 2014-04-15 07:56:47   By: Anonymous
       
      Spellman said he had a plan to reduce taxes by $200 per year for every homeowner in the county, how is that raising taxes? Kearney gave no ideas whatsoever.

      In my opinion the best informed person who hasn't been a supervisor was clearly Marti Crane. There are some things I'm sure you just couldn't know without actually doing the job but aside from Spellman Marti Crane is so much more knowledgable about how the budget is determined and how the inner workings of the process happen she makes the other two candidates look very uninformed. I was impressed by Marti's ability in this video. She has an undeniable track record of more than a decade of following the supervisors meetings and budget hearings. The other two challengers would be buried for two years before they could even make an effective contribution.



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        Re: Nothing to offer
        Posted on: 2014-04-15 11:30:18   By: Anonymous
         
        Marti Crane is a wonderful "cheerleader" for the community. She is very enthusiastic about many organizations. But can she lead people? Can she seriously talk about the budget deficit that is about to crush this county and move it to bankruptcy. No. Kearney is the ONLY candidate that can do the hard work once seated. That is when the battle truly begins. The ability to negotiate, compromise, and lead other BOS members into sound decisions is what needs to be considered. Spellman has been ineffective and his fellow supervisors have little to no faith in his ability to represent Rancho. It's definitely time for a change and the BEST candidate is Steve Kearney. Come on Rancho (and others)...get out and vote this June!

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          Re: Nothing to offer
          Posted on: 2014-04-15 11:35:37   By: Anonymous
           
          right on and well said. Kearney is the only choice. Its going to be a long couple of months listening to Spellman and Crane snipe at each other. This was only the beginning. I wish more people cared and actually voted in this district.

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            Re: Nothing to offer
            Posted on: 2014-04-15 13:34:47   By: Anonymous
             
            I hope Kearney wins so Spellman can get elected to the school board next election and clean their clocks royally. That would be worth grabbing some popcorn and a Pepsi to watch!

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          Once he's seated
          Posted on: 2014-04-15 13:59:58   By: Anonymous
           
          You say "Kearney's the ONLY one who can get the job done once he's seated". Unless my eyes are bad I think he has already been "Seated" for far to long by the looks of him. He's one flight if stairs away from a coronary heart attack. If he had any will to get things done he could start with himself and check back in four years during the next election.

          Put down the twinkies already.

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            Re: Once he's seated
            Posted on: 2014-04-15 16:17:36   By: Anonymous
             
            Now there's a "mature" voter. Grow up and look at what really matters.

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              Re: Once he's seated
              Posted on: 2014-04-15 16:21:59   By: Anonymous
               
              Kearney is mature and he has "grown up" quite a bit. Well actually he hasn't grown up more like out, horizontally speaking.

              Put down the Twinkies already.

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Kearney is a shill
Posted on: 2014-04-15 13:31:24   By: Anonymous
 
Kearney voted for the illegal Trinitas Golf course as a planning commissioner appointed by Russ Thomas. Now I got a message yesterday from a Spellman supporter saying Russ Thomas is in fact listed at the top of the page on Kearney's website as a key supporter.

Not to be one that believes everything one hears especially from the controversial Spellman camp I looked at Kearney's website and sure enough it was just as they had said. Russ Thomas was at the top of the supporters list and furthermore most of the other names on the list are all names I recognize as former Thomas supporters!

Hasn't this county had enough if Russ Thomas? Russ Thomas means Castle and Cook developers. Dave Tanner. Also Kearney's big supporter works for the developer who owns La Contenta and Gold Creek and Olive Orchard Estates. Kearney's signs are placed on the Olive Orchard Estate property and on Jeff Davidson's property in Valley Springs who is another developer and CCWD board member.

From where I'm sitting I see a vote for Kearney as nothing more than a vote for going back to supervisors in Copper and Valley Springs that are bought and owned by big development dollars.

If you want golf courses that use our precious agricultural land and water and you want housing tracts that bring thousands of more people who sleep here and commute to the valley everyday then I guess Kearney is your man.

Spellman may have a spirited outspoken nature, but he's not sleeping with the housing tract developers or golf course owners. We've had Spellman for four years and the sky hasn't fallen, but Kearney and his developer buddies are salivating at the chance to get those tractors and land scrapers fired up to rip out the oak trees and make way for more housing tracts. That's a fact.

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    Re: Kearney is a shill
    Posted on: 2014-04-15 14:39:06   By: Anonymous
     
    What about Roy? I see all these comments that only mention the 3 other candidates. Um I mean he is um going to um use um commen sence um leadership. How much do you want to bet his kids are named Thomas and Jefferson.

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      Re: Kearney is a shill
      Posted on: 2014-04-15 14:43:41   By: Anonymous
       
      Roy the tea party toy? Or should I say tool?

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        Re: Kearney is a shill
        Posted on: 2014-04-15 15:00:15   By: Anonymous
         
        He said he is going to come clean up the county by purchasing old worn out cars and laying off county workers and cutting taxes. So no services or folks to conduct county business. This guy is a flop I can see Peters strings.

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          Re: Kearney is a shill
          Posted on: 2014-04-15 15:26:13   By: Anonymous
           
          This guy is a tea party tool! He works for the fire department that is paid for by local taxes. If he cut the taxes that would include the fire department he works for down there in Rancho. He also said he is the leader of the local fire fighters association which sounds an awful lot like a UNION organization that tea party tools rail against.

          So Roy the toy is a government employee firefighter, elected leader of the local firefighter union organization but yet he wants to cut all the county workers jobs to give tax breaks out like candy? In essence he wants a second tax payer funded job! One paycheck from the fire department and one from the county as a supervisor.

          Who is coaching and supporting this guy? Don't they see the huge conflicts in his rhetoric? Is anyone really going to vote for this tool?



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    Re: Kearney is a shill
    Posted on: 2014-04-15 14:40:21   By: Anonymous
     
    Castle and Cooke were trying to rip out 8,000 oak trees in Copperopolis to do their saw mill project. I see the connection now. Castle and Crook give money to Thomas their old bought and paid for supervisor and then Thomas gives money to the Kearney campaign.

    This is sick and twisted. Thomas lost to Spellman, then lost to Ponte but he's still trying to do the dirty work for castle and crook. I guess if the pay is good some people are willing to sell out. I don't want a sell out for my elected supervisor so I now know I'm not voting for Kearney.

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      Re: Kearney is a shill
      Posted on: 2014-04-15 15:19:52   By: Anonymous
       
      I can not take one more person saying that a candidate is someones"boy" ... Thomas trying to run his agenda through Kearney, Downum doing his agenda through Ballard now Garrahan.. Makes you sound ignorant... state facts not opinons.. its so old and overplayed.. seriously

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        Re: Kearney is a shill
        Posted on: 2014-04-15 15:32:09   By: Anonymous
         
        Thomas has no agenda other than helping castle and crook get enough votes on the board of supervisors to take out thousands of oak trees and destroy sensitive habitat so they can make big money building housing tracts for commuters. That's why he lost to Spellman and again to Ponte and Kearney will now lose because he has been outed as part of their organization.

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        Re: Kearney is a shill
        Posted on: 2014-04-15 15:42:27   By: Anonymous
         
        I'm actually pretty sure Roy said the exact same thing about laying off county employees as the other canidates, he just did not use the big words. He probably should have taken some public speaking classes though.
        It was also nice that he was the only one willing to take a pay cut himself. But is that even allowed?

        Kearney in one statement said he enjoyed rural community living but in his next talked about bringing more people in, I'm guessing the development his contributors are planning on putting in.
        With that said it won't work to help our debt by charging other countries to use our jail because the more people that come in the more crime our county will be faced with- the more jail space we will use.

        Spellman is right for the job- well because he is currently holding it- really that's your reasoning?

        Crane still trying to wrap my head around her- I am however so glad I got to heat 5 times about how she has been to Evert 5 day meeting since 2002 or 2003.

        Are any of these candidates really good for us?

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          Re: Kearney is a shill
          Posted on: 2014-04-15 16:05:06   By: Anonymous
           
          That's a good point nobody had mentioned yet. Kearney wants to fill our new jail with out of the area inmates? Do we really want to be in the motel business for convicted criminals that aren't even from our county? Something I know from my friend who lives in Ione is that with prisoners come prisoner's families.

          It seems that if elected Kearney might increase the student population at San Andreas elementary with children of criminals. I wonder if the new jail will facilitate conjugal visits which these imported criminals would get coming from a bigger prison system?
          Doesn't sound like a good plan to me and doubt if it could make 8 million for us even if we import criminals.

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      Re: Kearney is a shill
      Posted on: 2014-04-16 13:01:37   By: Anonymous
       
      Pretty funny that Spellman supporters are watching Kearney so intently; kind of like the town crier just waiting to yell out. Maybe they should watch their own candidate. Kearney does not hide the fact that he knows Russ Thomas or worked on the Planning Commission. He brought that up on his Facebook page long ago. As far as I know, Russ is still somewhere in Africa; not sure what kind of connections he has with local developers anymore. They did not help him get elected in the last two attempts, why would anyone think they are going to help someone get elected now? I would be mistrustful of Kearney if he did NOT admit he knew Thomas, instead he posts it up front. As far as Trinitas, the hearings were a mess for all those involved. Unless you were there or have read transcripts you are not an expert on the subject. I think the vote fully recognized it was not going to go forward and was a vote saying the situation was a mess. The county made mistakes and it wasn't right. The county has escaped so far without losing a big lawsuit but someone tell me how much of our dollars have gone to legal fees? Try to find that one in the budget.

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      Re: Kearney is a shill
      Posted on: 2014-04-16 14:08:48   By: Anonymous
       
      Ripping out trees and going forward, you are joking right? According to MyValleySprings.com there are already 2097 homes in the Valley Springs area alone approved; what developer in the next 5 years do you really think will put money into more? The homes have already been approved, you really think they need a supervisor to support them? That doesn't even count other areas of the county where we have a multitude of projects already approved. Other than small business type projects, new home development in this county is not likely or needed. A developer opening up their checkbook for any candidate in Calaveras is highly unlikely. Get real.

      There's a big difference in being "pro-growth" and supporting new home construction. When Kearney talks about pro-growth, he's talking about bringing business into this county...not homeowners. If Spellman wins, your Supervisors will remain at a stalemate and NOTHING will improve in this community. And because there will be no revenue coming from BUSINESSES, all services will decline. ACTIONS SPEAK LOUDER THAN WORDS! What HAS Spellman done for District 5 besides embarrass us!! Enough already!!

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    Re: Kearney is a shill
    Posted on: 2014-04-16 14:41:10   By: Anonymous
     
    Jeff Davidson is not allowing signs on his property. I asked. Maybe you need to check property lines before you open your mouth on that one. I did see Kearney signs at the coffee shop in front of the health club, different access.

    And No the sky has not fallen, but nothing else has gotten done either. Our budget process has deteriorated every year since Spellman has held office and its getting worse. The relationship between the school board and sups has been strained since Spellman has held office because of a personal vendetta that is rediculous. I guess you could say that one positive thing has happened...Spellman has finally had a job that lasted more than two years. Let's forget the fact that he can not show up for work on time, passes on many of his votes, has used his position to bully others in the community and has shown a flagrant abuse of power. You call him "spirited"; I call him done. Get out and VOTE against Spellman DISTRICT 5 if you have had enough!

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Liberty freedom and justice
Posted on: 2014-04-15 17:52:33   By: Anonymous
 
I want to know where these candidates stand personally on my personal liberties and freedom and if there pro-Second Amendment??

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    Re: Liberty freedom and justice
    Posted on: 2014-04-15 18:26:49   By: Anonymous
     
    THEIR.. please preview before pressing post

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      Re: Liberty freedom and justice
      Posted on: 2014-04-15 18:28:00   By: Anonymous
       
      oops .. see I didnt preview .. THEYRE

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        Re: Liberty freedom and justice
        Posted on: 2014-04-15 19:08:01   By: Anonymous
         
        Really.... There, they're and their- all bases cover.

        And in answer to the question I know the signs for Roy say life, liberty and property.



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          Re: Liberty freedom and justice
          Posted on: 2014-04-15 20:25:21   By: Anonymous
           
          No one wants to see layoffs or a reduction in County services. Unfortunately due to the lack of revenue in this county due to the economy and the destructive business climate set forth cuts are necessary. As Roy said layoffs would be a "last resort" but everything will need to be looked at. It's funny how county residents want he county to be fiscally responsible yet when it comes down to cuts....no one wants the cuts. There is a very simple solution to all of this. If you expect to take in a dollar of revenue then you plan on spending 95 cents. The other 5 cents goes to a rainy day fund. I'm sorry but if it takes the sheriff's department using older cars or some departments being downsized to balance the budget that's the way it has to be. The county and it's residents can't Jane their cake and eat it to.

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            Re: Liberty freedom and justice
            Posted on: 2014-04-16 14:34:53   By: Anonymous
             
            Im afraid im going to have to disagree with you... If your house was on fire, would you want the fire dept to use a vehicle that was up to date, guarantee to get there in a timely manner??? I know if I have an emergency, accident, house intruder, injury at home (life and death situations) I want a deputy to be able to get there ASAP.. Obvisouly you havent seen some of their older cars.. But hey the Sheriff drives a nice new one.. Oh, but he doesnt go on calls..

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No Subject
Posted on: 2014-04-15 22:28:27   By: Anonymous
 
Just wondering how much does a supervisor get paid? And what are the benefits?

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2014-04-16 09:38:18   By: Anonymous
     
    More than they are worth!

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Questions for Spellman
Posted on: 2014-04-16 08:14:50   By: Anonymous
 
How many time have you violated the Brown Act while in office?
What have you accomplished while in office?
Why should you be re-elected considering your cohorts (BOS) would NOT appoint you to the chairman position?
Mr. Spellman your record speaks for itself. It screams "Do NOT re-elect Spellman!"

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Spellman's ideas?
Posted on: 2014-04-16 08:23:50   By: Anonymous
 
Mr. Spellman, are you aware the same gas fired plant you are expressing caused a previous supervisor with the same idea not to be re-elected? You present the information as if it is your grandious idea. When in fact it is old news.
Mr. Spellman, how old is the pipe line? Has the pipeline been receiving maintenance and repair since it was mothballed?
Mr. Spellman, do you have any ideas of your own?
Mr. Spellman, how many private sector jobs have you created during your term of office?

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    Re: Spellman's ideas?
    Posted on: 2014-04-17 00:10:20   By: Anonymous
     
    You Kearney supporters are as brain dead as he is. The gas pipeline is not "mothballed". Alpine gas which serves parts of Valley Springs including LaContenta and parts of Rancho which they just finished a new expansion on Garner Road gets their gas from the old pipeline that used to go to the cement plant. They tap into it in Valley Springs proper and then run their lines south down hwy 26 to LaContenta and Rancho.

    Once again, whoever is writing these silly responses and questions from the Kearney campaign doesn't know diddly. That's why you all continue to embarrass yourselves and are not even in the same ballpark with Spellman and his team which is made up of intelligent long time residents of the area who actually know what they're taking about.

    Just stop your crying already. You've been eating crow for so long now it's not even a deterrent anymore. Concede defeat, come up with a better plan and a better candidate and maybe you might have a shot at beating Spellman in 2018. Good luck with that.

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      Re: Spellman's ideas?
      Posted on: 2014-04-17 04:15:33   By: Anonymous
       
      Mr. Spellman, I was wondering if you would respond.
      You are in your fourth year without anything to show for it. The General Plan is way over do. The FEMA fiasco is running a close second. You and the other members conviently forget your three primary responsibilities: Public Health, Safety and General Welfare of the citizenry. Why is that? You are paid to do a job. If a cost benefit analysis was done, it would show the citizens do not receive sufficient labors from you for what the citizens pay.
      The current folks campaigniing for D-3, I do not believe would show up in waders their first day of office. If you would have worn a red bulbous nose, it would have added to your persona.
      Almost four years, what have you accomplished?

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        Re: Spellman's ideas?
        Posted on: 2014-04-17 04:41:33   By: Anonymous
         
        OOOps,correction not D-3, but D-5. I must be subconsiously thinking you're as bad as Callaway. Not yet, but you're running a close second.

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      Re: Spellman's ideas?
      Posted on: 2014-04-17 04:27:40   By: Anonymous
       
      Mr. Spellman, you claim to support for agriculture. Yet, it appears you and the other supervisors, except Callaway, did not know of the subvention repayment liability that was never put on the books, by a previous board. How do you intend to repay the state when it comes to collect the subvention repayment liability?
      Currently, by your vote, the citizens of Calaveras are directly subsidizing Calaveras County's Williamson Act contracts. Care to enlighten we citizenss? What are you gonna do?.

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Oh Spellman?
Posted on: 2014-04-16 08:27:55   By: Anonymous
 
What is the real reason why Mr. Spellman was not re-hired by the school district?
Really Spellman, because you're too conservative. Are you sure? Does a bus trip jog your memory? Spellman, no more falsehoods!

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    Re: Oh Spellman?
    Posted on: 2014-04-16 23:58:42   By: Anonymous
     
    Probably because he stood up to their BS and yes probably because he's to conservative. Everybody knows the public education system is a liberal cesspool!

    He's been able to kept his job as supervisor because the county can't fire him though I'm sure they'd love to. The only way that Spellman can be fired now is by the voters but they will not do that because he is the only real person they can trust to stand up to the establishment and demand explanations for their spending like drunken sailors and good old boy back door dealings. Spellman is man enough to take on the system and not give lame excuses about getting along and making deals with crooked politicians.

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      Re: Oh Spellman?
      Posted on: 2014-04-17 04:31:56   By: Anonymous
       
      Mr. Spellman, what BS did you stand against?

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      Re: Oh Spellman?
      Posted on: 2014-04-17 04:38:22   By: Anonymous
       
      Mr. Spellman you are part of the back door dealers. Remember, you were present during the closed session employee evaluation, Garcia pay raise issue. How soon you forget your ignorance of the Brown Act. The voters in D-5 will have the opportunity to rid themselves of a petty wanna be dictator (Spellman).

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        how soon you forget
        Posted on: 2014-04-17 10:21:23   By: Anonymous
         
        How soon you forget, or actually never knew because you are that unprepared with facts, that Spellman didn't vote for the Garcia raise in closed or open session!

        Again you show your lack of knowledge and stupidity.

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          Re: how soon you forget
          Posted on: 2014-04-17 14:41:04   By: Anonymous
           
          Spellman, you didn't have to vote yay or nay. Just being there was a violation of the Brown Act. You should read the Brown Act.

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          Re: how soon you forget
          Posted on: 2014-04-17 14:46:25   By: Anonymous
           
          It was the subject matter that put you in violation, Mr. Spellma. Your lack of knowledge, ignorance and stupidity. You didn't learn from the first violation. You remember, the Lungren meeting?

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      Re: Oh Spellman?
      Posted on: 2014-04-17 05:20:47   By: Anonymous
       
      Mr. Spellman, speaking of lame excuses. You recently chimed in on the Valley Springs D-1 town hall meeting. You publicly expressed, it was a good turnout.
      50 to 60 people was a good turnout? Really? Two pages of registered voters in D-1 is 72 names. So you like the people to be apathetic?

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        Re: Oh Spellman?
        Posted on: 2014-04-17 05:23:29   By: Anonymous
         
        As usual, you came in late, Mr. Spellman.

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Spellman campaign promises?
Posted on: 2014-04-16 09:30:00   By: Anonymous
 
Mr. Spellman, what campaign promises did you offer in 2010?
How many 2010 campaign promises have you fulfilled / completed?
Mr. Spellman, if I recall correctly, when you entered the last election season, according to you, you didn't have two nickels to rub together and desperately needed a job.
Mr. Spellman you have stated, you endorse Congressman McClintock and you claim Congressman McClintock is going to endorse you. Really? Have you received Congressman McClintock's endorsement, yet?

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Kearney caught flat footed
Posted on: 2014-04-16 23:46:41   By: Anonymous
 
Looky here at all the Spellman bashing by the Kearney/Thomas campers. Russ Thomas' name didn't appear on Kearney's site until about the time his campaign signs started popping up. Coincidence? Hardly. Castle and Cook, Russ Thomas' housing tract buddies were denied less than a year ago for the "Saw Mill" project which proposed cutting down 8,000 oak trees. Don't take my word for it, google it.

Kearney got caught flat footed on camera with absolutely nothing to contribute in terms of ideas or solutions to our problems. He also said "I don't know" when asked whether or not he would have supported the illegal marijuana store in Arnold that the board voted on that week. Really? "I don't know?" He's showing his weak knees before he even gets a chance at being a decision maker. Spellman on the other hand actually voted on the measure and voted to deny the illegal business a permit because they broke the law! So Kearney "Doesn't know" whether he will stand up to illegal marijuana businesses? He needs to hang it up before he embarrasses himself any further.

Spellman gave two very specific concrete ideas that would create jobs, tax revenue from the business and would give a $200 tax break to every home owner in the county!

Kearney had nothing, has nothing and will never have anything. Making the time clock schedules at Longs Drugs for 20 years while a corporation sends you all your merchandise, provides advertising, technical and legal service means he has no idea how to do anything remotely similar to what a county supervisor is entrusted with.

Why was Kearney let go from Longs at the age of 53? Was it because someone filed work related harassment claims against him and the company? That he used his position as manager inappropriately? If not then why did Kearney have to hire legal counsel to defend himself against these harassment claims? If he was innocent wouldn't Longs Drugs provide him with legal assistance against the woman's claims? Who "retires" at 53 in today's world? We are supposed to believe that Kearney felt it was time to end a 20 year career at 53 and it had nothing to do with the harassment claim a female employee filed against him?

I find that hard to believe.

Votes for Trinitas as planning commissioner
Lists Russ Thomas at the top of his supporter list
Takes money for campaign financing from developers
Refuses to answer questions about harassing a female employee
Has no ideas for getting us jobs and revenue

Really, this is the guy you want us to believe is for the people?
You better go back and brush up on your snake oil sales because Kearney is not going to win this race. Get ready for Spellman to win by a landslide!

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    Re: Kearney caught flat footed
    Posted on: 2014-04-17 04:48:27   By: Anonymous
     
    Mr. Spellman, the only person embarrassing the D-5 constituents is you, Mr. Spellman.

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    Re: Kearney caught flat footed
    Posted on: 2014-04-17 05:03:35   By: Anonymous
     
    Mr. Spellman, how long did you survive in your past jobs? You are or were a Realtor? How long did that last? You've had other jobs, how long did they last? Care to share your employment bio with the citizens of D-5? We know your teaching career was short lived. Didn't you have a harassment complaint filed against you?
    Spellman, thanks for the memories. Shortly, you will be just that a memory, soon forgotton.

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    Re: Kearney caught flat footed
    Posted on: 2014-04-18 10:07:51   By: Anonymous
     
    Kearney wasn't "let go". He worked for Longs for 30 years. It was changing to CVS. He took early retirement. Happens all the time.

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Spellman's judgement day
Posted on: 2014-04-17 10:34:54   By: Anonymous
 
Spellman already answered all the the slanderous questions about his past employment 4 years ago, nice try. How about Mr. Kearney answering the questions posted about the harassment claims made against him by a female employee that ended his career with Longs Drugs apparently.

What all politicians are judged on is their voting record once in office. Any candidate can say whatever they want, but an incumbent has a voting record that is the irrefutable data that they are judged by. So if you have any integrity at all you will research his voting record and state a specific disagreement. Anything other than that is a ad homonym character attack.

Kearney is weak, has no substance and no ideas for how to solve our problems. Spellman does. Anyone who watches this video can clearly see this is true regardless of your slanderous postings. End of debate.

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    Re: Spellman's judgement day
    Posted on: 2014-04-17 14:54:27   By: Anonymous
     
    Mr. Spellman, you can run, but you can't hide. Your record does speak for itself. Almost four years and you helped drive the county to bankruptcy.
    You have accomplished nothing!
    How long were you a Realtor? I apologize, I don't remember the other business you were in, how long were you there? Why did you leave them? Voluntarily leaving or FIRED! Cmon Mr. Spellman fess up.

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      Re: Spellman's judgement day
      Posted on: 2014-04-18 15:00:30   By: Anonymous
       
      So spellman wants to keep that $150 or $200 if it goes up in your pocket?
      How is that going to work?
      Will we then have to pay everytime we go to the dump?
      Will are charges go up for trash pickup?
      Will the county cover that expense and ho further into debt?
      It sounds great in theory but that money has to come from some where.

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        Re: Spellman's judgement day
        Posted on: 2014-04-23 21:08:53   By: Anonymous
         
        Exactly. If you listen to Spellman's ideas you soon realize that he doesn't know what he is talking about. Solar panels at the dump? Except they can't get the wires out there. PG&E already told him no. No infrastructure and too far away. That idea is a joke but he keeps bringing it up.


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no more landfill tax?
Posted on: 2014-04-18 13:39:21   By: Anonymous
 
So spellman wants to keep that $150 or $200 if it goes up in your pocket?
How is that going to work?
Will we then have to pay everytime we go to the dump?
Will are charges go up for trash pickup?
Will the county cover that expense and ho further into debt?
It sounds great in theory but that money has to come from some where.

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    Re: no more landfill tax?
    Posted on: 2014-04-18 23:26:56   By: Anonymous
     
    Joseph my boy, you are lacking, rest your wee pee brain lad.

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